It’s official: Taco Bell is ending all of its potato dishes, among other offers, in a major menu overhaul scheduled for August 13.
This impending menu review, which circulated in the form of panic rumors over the past week, was confirmed today in a new version of the Taco Bell website. By mail, here are the dishes that will be grazed next month:
- Grilled steak sweet taco
- 7-layer burrito
- Nachos Supreme
- Fried fried boeuf
- Spicy Tostada
- Triple layer nachos
- Tender spicy potato tacos
- Fiesta Cheese Potatoes
- Loaded grills (including cheese potato and beef nacho)
- Chips & Dips
- Mini skillet bowl
- Quesarito (this will be removed from the menu in restaurants, but still available via the web or ordering an app)
There will be new items available – a $ 5 Grande Nachos box and a $ 1 beef burrito – but overall, this change represents a massive rationalization of the restaurant’s menu and operations. In recent months, fast food chains like McDonald’s, as well as other restaurants, have made efforts to simplify their menus in order to reduce costs during the pandemic. ” [W]While change is difficult, a streamlined menu and innovation process will leave room for new fan favorites, continuous progress in categories like plant-based diets, and even opportunities for the return of some classics in a limited time, ”wrote Taco Bell in his outing.
Change is hard, thank you! Especially for vegetarians and consumers with herbal preferences, many of whom have adopted Taco Bell’s potato offerings as a rare alternative in a fast food world flooded with meat (real and fake). Taco Bell will always serve beans, but sometimes you just want carbs on fat on potato carbs, cheese sauce and sour cream wrapped in a tortilla, you know?
The real solution, of course, is that more restaurants should probably incorporate a wider variety of meatless options, especially given the environmental and labor costs involved across the industry. meat (and fast food in general).
But I’m not here to tell you how to cry. Cry if you have to. Feel your pain. And the next time you arrive at Taco Bell’s drive-through service at midnight, savor every bite of your Cheesy Fiesta potatoes, as this may be the last time you taste them in their most form of fast food pure at night for a long time.
However, there may still be a weak reason not to despair. When contacted for comment, a Taco Bell representative told Eater, “Right now, some restaurants have cut breakfast service due to reduced restaurant hours. Although we do not want to raise your hopes, it is still possible that potatoes will remain a key part of the breakfast day once business picks up. It’s a lot of coverage, but too late: think about my hopes.