Taco Bell caused quite a stir among its fans in 2020. Many people were unhappy with the fast-food chain paring down its menu, including getting rid of favorites like the Seven-Layer Burrito, Nachos Supreme and the Mexican Pizza. At the time, the company acknowledged the need to streamline its menu in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Taco Bell also promised the simplified menu would “leave room for new fan favorites, continued progress in categories such as plant-based diets and even opportunities for the return of some classics on a limited-time basis,” the chain said in a statement.
It looks like 2021 is starting out with Taco Bell working to live up to some of those promises with the introduction of some new items and the return of some old favorites.
The new menu items started dropping into Taco Bell locations before the new year. Nacho Fries made a triumphant return starting on Christmas Eve, and the Midnight Berry Freeze, Taco Bell’s newest frozen beverage, launched into orbit soon afterward.
But those treats aren’t the only new additions to the chain’s menu. With an emphasis on value and nostalgia, the company has three additional offerings it hopes will satisfy customer cravings and save them a little bit of money, too.
Bacon Club Chalupa
This fan-favorite originally debuted in 2008 and offers chalupa fans a fun twist by combining it with a club sandwich. The Bacon Club Chalupa starts with a fried Chalupa shell stuffed with marinated all-white-meat grilled chicken, bacon, avocado ranch sauce, a three-cheese blend, lettuce and tomatoes.
You can get it a la carte for $3.49 or in a combo for $5.99, which comes with two Crunchy Tacos and a large drink.
Loaded Nacho Taco
What’s better than a taco? How about a soft taco loaded up with nacho strips and drizzled with nacho cheese along with seasoned beef and lettuce? The Loaded Nacho Taco has everything you need for a great late-night snack. And, at just $1 each, you can load up on these without going broke.
The $10 Taco & Burrito Cravings Pack
Whether you’re feeding a family or you are just looking to seriously satisfy your own taco needs, it can be hard to decide what to choose. The Taco & Burrito Cravings Pack is the ideal solution to the dining dilemma. It comes with four classic Crunchy Tacos and four Beefy Five-Layer Burritos for $10.
As with many of the most exciting things on a fast-food menu, these new items are only available for a limited time.