The lengthy nationwide nightmare is over: Taco Bell is bringing again potatoes.
The hit menu item got axed earlier in the pandemic, however the beloved quick meals chain introduced on Thursday that they have been coming again in March.
The potatoes — favorites like tacky fiesta potatoes and the spicy potato mushy taco — will formally return on March 11. And there is extra: Taco Bell can even start a test-run with Past Meat to supply a plant-based protein on its menu. It is all a part of a push from the quick meals chain to develop its vegetarian choices.
“The return of our beloved potatoes is simply step one in exhibiting our followers the sturdy continued dedication to vegetarian we’re making this 12 months,” mentioned Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s world chief meals innovation officer, in a press release. “Now we have lengthy been a pacesetter within the vegetarian house, however this 12 months, we’ve extra meatless choices in retailer that vegetarians, veggie-curious and even meat-eaters will love.”
Taco Bell even put out a foolish video the place the CEO introduced the adjustments via a potato filter.
“It is a new 12 months with new potentialities,” CEO Mark King mentioned within the video.
The chain did not announce a agency date when Past Meat can be accessible. It additionally did not announce what the Past menu gadgets would appear like, solely that it deliberate to check it out this 12 months.
Taco Bell introduced over the summer season that it will be slicing potatoes from its menu, together with different favorites just like the Quesarito, Loaded Grillers, and 7-layer burrito. People weren’t joyful.
“Taco Bell is in actual fact simplifying its menu to streamline operations and make ordering quicker, safer and simpler than ever for purchasers and crew members, particularly whereas the pandemic has shifted priorities to the drive-thru and digital,” a spokesperson mentioned on the time.
With the pandemic nonetheless raging some 5 months later, Taco Bell has no less than reversed course on the potatoes. And for that, allow us to rejoice.