Update, July 17, 2020 11:25 a.m.: Hello, me again! So it's official. It looks like most of what that the anonymous Reddit poster said is true: Taco Bell is officially ditching a ton of items in order to make its menu more streamlined.
In a post, the chain confirmed it would be getting rid of the following items on its in-restaurant menus: the Grilled Steak Soft Taco, the 7-Layer Burrito, the Quesarito (they did note that this would still available via web/app for order ahead, so phew!), Nachos Supreme, the Beefy Fritos Burrito, the Spicy Tostada, Triple Layer Nachos, the Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho), Chips & Dips, and the Mini Skillet Bowls on the breakfast menu.
Also, Taco Bell let us know that Chips & Dips should not be confused with Chips & Cheese, which are still on the $1 Cravings Menu, just FYI!
These menu changes will take effect August 13 in an effort to streamline operations, according to the chain. "This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants. With safety top of mind, we want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members," they wrote.
Original, July 16, 2020 12:49 p.m.: OK, now everybody take a deep breath because we have some possibly earth-shattering news to share: Taco Bell is rumored to be making some big changes to its menu next month and it could mean the end of some of your favorite items.
Multiple outlets reported on rumors that Taco Bell was poised to simplify its menu after a poster identifying themselves as a Taco Bell employee posted on Reddit teasing the changes. They claim that Taco Bell is looking to cut all potato items, Quesaritos, Loaded Grillers, Triple Layer Nachos, the Beefy Frito Burrito, Spicy Tostadas, the 7-Layer Burrito, and the Nacho Supreme, though they noted the last one was "unconfirmed."
But there is some good news if this is all true. The alleged insider also said that the Grande Nacho Box would be returning, a new Beef Burrito would be added to the $1 cravings menu, and Chips & Cheese would move to the $1 cravings menu, though the latter, they say, would largely be in company-owned stores. Limited-time menu items like the Pineapple Whip Freeze and the Nacho Crunch Double Stack Taco would also be staying in this scenario. These changes are expected to roll out again, if they do, on August 13.
We reached out to Taco Bell about the post and they kept things coy, though they did tease that they would be simplifying their menu in some way, a move many chains are doing or considering amid the COVID-19 pandemic: "We are in the process of evolving our menu to simplify operations and make our team member and customer experiences easier. We’ll have more to share with you tomorrow."
So there you have it—no one panic! At least not until tomorrow that is. We'll be sure to update this post when we hear more confirmed info.
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