The vegan favorite will return, with a little more in the works.
Midway through 2020, Taco Bell announced some big changes to their menu, one of the most prolific being the removal of all potato-centric items. This didn’t sit well with vegetarian and vegan customers, for whom the potato items were pretty much the only thing they could get at Taco Bell. These cuts were enacted to help simplify the chain’s ordering processes while the pandemic was making things weird for everyone.
“We definitely knew that we would hear from our fans on some of the things that we removed, but we knew we had to do it to make sure our team members were having the best experience,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer.
However, in an effort to win back the vegan customers, Taco Bell announced today that they have decided to roll back their menu cuts, at least partially. Starting in March, the Spicy Potato Soft Taco and Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes will be returning to the menu in all their potato-y glory. Additionally, Taco Bell has promised that they’ve got some more potato dish ideas in the works, and to look forward to the future.
Taco Bell potatoes will return to menus, after months of protests from fans https://t.co/WAeJFuCoVw
— Food Insider (@InsiderFood) January 14, 2021
That’s not the end of it, though. Alongside the potato announcement, Taco Bell divulged that they’ve got plans for new menu items utilizing the popular plant-based meat substitute, Beyond Meat. Details are still under wraps, though apparently they’ll be conducting a public test for their new mystery dish some time this year.
“I would say that it’s going to be unique to the things that you’ve seen elsewhere, so we’re definitely going to put our Taco Bell innovation and spin on it,” Matthews said.