Taco Bell Fan Tries to Save Discontinued Menu Item

Amanda McDonald
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"If you love something, set it free" isn't a motto one Taco Bell fan lives by. In an attempt to preserve a discontinued menu item, a man in Missouri posted a Facebook Marketplace listing for three frozen Spicy Potato Soft Tacos from Taco Bell for a whopping $200, or $70 per taco.

"Mint condition potato soft tacos from Taco Bell," the Facebook Marketplace posting from user Bryant Hoban from O'Fallon, Missouri, reads. "From drive[thru] to freezer."

The Mexican fast-food chain announced back in July that the Spicy Potato Soft Taco was one of 12 menu items which ultimately disappeared on Aug. 13. Additional cuts were made in September, including the beloved Mexican Pizza. According to Taco Bell, the changes will pave the way for new foods to get their time to in the spotlight. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.)

But if you are missing the vegetarian taco favorite, Hoban claims his stash is fresh. "These babies are rare!" he notes. "Never been eaten!"

In an interview with the Riverfront Times, Hoban revealed that his idea to freeze fast-food was part of a bigger business idea. If it pays off, he may expand to McDonald's next.

"You know, like the McRib — McDonald's only offers it once a year, but the demand doesn't go away," he told the local St. Louis newspaper. "So then when I heard Taco Bell was discontinuing the Potato Soft, I decided it'd be a good opportunity to test this idea out before McRib season."

And Hoban's venture appears to working—so far. Two of the three tacos available have already sold, so if you're craving the gone-but-never-forgotten taco, now may be your last chance to enjoy one. Be prepared to pay, though, since it's about 70 times as much as the previous price.

Other fans are taking a different route in response to the news of the Taco Bell discontinued menu items. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to save the Mexican Pizza.

For more on fast-food chain menus, here are 15 Things You Had No Idea Your Favorite Fast-Food Chains Served.