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Taco Bell’s 13-Item Breakfast Menu is Now Available

Taco Bell’s 13-Item Breakfast Menu is Now Available

The Waffle Taco and other exciting morning items from Taco Bell are available nationwide

Taco Bell’s 13-Item Breakfast Menu is Now Available

Taco Bell’s breakfast menu has officially launched nationwide as of 7 a.m., and includes the hotly anticipated Waffle Taco, the A.M. Crunchwrap, and Cinnabon Delights. Every item on the breakfast menu is under $2.50, and a few items, like the Bacon or Sausage A.M. Grilled Taco, are just $1.00.

The new menu is available between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

To introduce the morning menu, Taco Bell is also actively encouraging customers to talk about their experiences with the new offerings, using #WakeUpLiveMas across social media platforms. The company’s dedicated marketing campaign, produced by Deutsch LA, even found real people named Ronald McDonald to profess their devotion to Taco Bell.

Other items on the breakfast menu include the Bacon or Sausage Breakfast Burrito, the Steak and Egg Burrito, the Sausage Flatbread Melt, and Hash Browns.

Taco Bell has even updated their website to offer advice on how to customize their breakfast items.

“Until now, consumers have been stuck with the same old breakfast sandwich choices everywhere they turn,” said Taco Bell Corp. President Brian Niccol. “We intend to break the boring breakfast routine by making mornings fun again.”

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.


Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu, Ranked

As I’m putting in a breakfast order at my local Manhattan Taco Bell, the pre-Chipotlean Tex-Mex chain that’s a staple of game day commercials, Sylvester Stallone’s Demolition Man, and highway rest stops everywhere, one of the staffers starts flipping the overhead menus to display the lunch offerings. Except it is not yet lunchtime.

“I’m still reading those,” I say. He flips them back to breakfast. A guy tugs at the restroom door behind me, which is locked for security. He waves at a cashier, who then buzzes him in. A gentleman at one of the tables then starts shouting about how he was a pre-original gangsta, an “O.O.G.,” he says. A staffer asks him and his crew to leave. They do not leave. Another guy asks permission to use the restroom. He’s buzzed in as well. There’s more formal entertainment too a TV is showing a documentary about Oakley-wearing border guards who tear apart cars to seize marijuana.

None of this is the type of atmosphere in which hungry, bleary-eyed diners might choose to enjoy their morning meal, in this establishment that doesn’t smell any more like hot sausage than an H&M. My advice is to look past it all, because Taco Bell’s limited-time Quesalupa — which will allegedly only be available for the next 15 weeks is one of the country’s finest new breakfast sandwiches. In fact, I’ll go even further: The Quesalupa is arguably the finest new fast-food innovation since McDonald’s debuted the McGriddle in the early aughts.

U.S. Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants have a long history of slinging A.M. huevos, tortas, and caldos, but Taco Bell, around since the 1960s, only launched breakfast in 2014, in an effort to chip away at McDonald’s longstanding dominance of that meal. The menu offered classic breakfast burritos alongside innovative creations like egg-stuffed Crunchwraps and the famously derided (and discontinued) waffle tacos.

And perhaps even more eyebrow-raising were the omissions: pancakes, French toast, yogurt, granola, cereal, or fresh fruit.

"We make bold food you can’t get anywhere else," Taco Bell’s website reads, and indeed it’s hard to think of any other fast-food chain with culinary risk-taking so ingrained in its DNA. This is the restaurant group that, amid our era of organic everything, rode a wave of pop-culture relevancy by indulging in our nostalgia for junk food, coating taco shells in Dorito dust and making Cap’n Crunch-flavored doughnut holes. If Taco Bell were a New York restaurant, it would be Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar.

What's surprising, however, is that Taco Bell sticks to that mantra of pushing the envelope at breakfast, a time of day when Americans of all stripes aren’t concerned with the culinary “wow” factor as much as they want quick, familiar nourishment to fill them up for the work day. Even at the high-end, there really aren’t any chefs selling avant-garde tasting menus at 8 a.m.

But many ambitious restaurant groups — most notably the Major Food Group in New York — are in fact dipping their toes into the breakfast market more regularly, both as a way to shore up profits with lower food-cost items, and to see if their individual approaches to gastronomy will work as well as Eggs Benedict does in the morning. So whether Taco Bell succeeds in this nationwide experiment could very well inform how other chains and chefs approach breakfast going forward.

Keep in mind that Taco Bell hasn’t espoused the McDonald’s all-day breakfast ethos many of these items are only available until 11 a.m., or even earlier, depending on your location. When I returned to my local Taco Bell, with that eager menu flipper, a few minutes earlier the following day, the menu had already been flipped to lunch. “There are only two of us here,” he explained, and indeed there were only two staffers during breakfast during all three of my visits, a heck of a staffing policy for a billion-dollar chain.

My take as a critic is that I hope Taco Bell’s breakfast service succeeds, because by fast-food standards, what it’s serving is pretty darn good. Here's my guide on what to get, and what to avoid.


Taco Bell Menu and Prices 2021

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You must know about the latest food price like a burger, salad, soup, chicken, beverages, and many more.

We provided a price for a cinnabar breakfast, a cinnabar menu, a catering menu that you can suggest in the table below before heading to your restaurant or ordering online.


Mini Skillet Bowl — $1.79

This bowl, which consists of potatoes, egg, pico de gallo, and nacho cheese sauce, simply didn't impress.

Anything with Taco Bell's nacho cheese is going to have a base level of goodness, but I'd recommend staying away from this item if you like well-seasoned potatoes — I found the ones in this dish to be quite bland.

The tomatoes from the pico didn't do very well as a main character in the dish, either. On the plus side, the skillet made me appreciate and miss Taco Bell's tortillas, which were nowhere to be found here.


Taco Bell Is Officially Cutting Menu Items Like Spicy Potato Soft Tacos And The 7-Layer Burrito

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&rsquoll have more to share with you tomorrow."

So there you have it&mdashno one panic! At least not until tomorrow that is. We'll be sure to update this post when we hear more confirmed info.


Taco Bell is eliminating 12 items from its menu

Taco Bell is eliminating 12 more items from its menu, including four items from its popular Cravings Value menu – a move made to streamline operations and clear the space for new items such as plant-based meals.

“ And while change is hard, a simplified menu and innovation process will 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 company said in a statement released Friday.

While it is eliminating four value items, Taco Bell said it is permanently adding a $1 Beef Burrito to the Cravings menu. The company is also bringing back the $5 Grande Nachos Box for a limited time.

Items being eliminated include: Grilled Steak Soft Taco, 7-Layer Burrito, Quesarito (in-store only it can be around via the web or app), Nachos Supreme, Beefy Fritos Burrito, Spicy Tostada,Triple Layer Nachos, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Loaded Grillers (both cheesy potato and beefy nacho), Mini Skillet Bowl and Chips & Dips.

The company said it will continue to innovate and bring new items to the menu however, the decision to remove these items was made to streamline operations and improve customer and team member experiences.

“The decisions were made about specific menu items after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants and strategically weighing a variety of factors, from cost to speed,” the company said in a statement. “Now that the majority of our business is via drive-thru, we need to deliver on speed of service for our customers.”

During the pandemic, Taco Bell has experienced significant traffic declines during breakfast and late-night occasions, according to its parent company Yum Brands.

In late March, some Taco Bell restaurants temporarily stopped serving breakfast. In addition, the late-night segment has been hit hard as fewer people are out in the evening due to the temporary closures of bars and entertainment events.


Taco Bell is bringing the Beefy Potato-rito back to its menus nationwide

In March, Taco Bell brought back the crowd favorite Quesalupa. This month, the fast food chain is bringing back another beloved menu item.

On April 6, Taco Bell announced the return of the Beefy Potato-rito to its menus nationwide, Fox News reports. According to the site, the potato-filled burrito will be available starting April 15 and will only cost a dollar upon its return.

The best way to celebrate potatoes being back? Bringing ANOTHER favorite back: the $1 Beefy Potato-rito is here again. Taco Bell Rewards members get early access to the $1 Beefy Potato-rito. Sign up today.

— Taco Bell (@tacobell) April 5, 2021

Insider reports that, as its name suggests, the Beefy Potato-rito consists of beef and potatoes that are covered with nacho cheese and chipotle sauce wrapped together in a tortilla. The site adds that Taco Bell first introduced the item to its menus in 2017.

These menu items are coming to Taco Bell in March

As previously reported by the Deseret News, Taco Bell reintroduced potatoes to its national menu last month, after temporarily removing them in 2020. Fox News reports that the restaurant adjusted its menu at the start of the pandemic to accommodate for drive-thru-friendly dishes.

The Beefy Potato-rito will appear on Taco Bell menus for a limited time, Yahoo! Life reports, adding that it’s unclear when the burrito will phase out of production.


Taco Bell’s menu might be getting some major changes — and Twitter is not OK

Taco Bell is stirring a wave of online controversy over a series of “ridiculous” potential menu changes.

The news, which sent social media users into a frenzy, began when an insider posted on Reddit about a series of dishes expected to disappear in mid-August. The Reddit user, who is a verified employee at the fast-food chain, shared that many beloved items were getting the ax.

Among those cuts: All potato items, the 7-layer burrito, the spicy tostada and the triple-layer nachos. Perhaps most notably, the quesarito — a fan-favorite dish that is basically a quesadilla combined with a burrito — is also allegedly on the outs.

None of these changes have been officially confirmed by Taco Bell. However, the company did tell Insider in a statement that it is in the process of “evolving” its menu to “simplify operations.”

That information alone was enough to send Twitter users into despair, with many mourning the quesarito and other items in a series of now-viral tweets.

“Taco Bell getting rid of cheesy potato grillers is proof that 2020 just keeps getting worse,” one user wrote.

“TACO BELL IM TELLING YOU! YOU BETER KEEP MY QUESERITO. ” another wrote, tagging Taco Bell in their demand.

Taco Bell fans were equally outraged on Reddit, with many calling the move “ridiculous” or “stupid.”

Others argued that the changes were harmful to vegetarians and those with gluten-free diets, as potato items were are often substituted for the chain’s wheat and meat-heavy options.

“As a vegetarian, the Bell was one of the only fast food places I could trust that’d have a ton of options readily available … If they’re totally ditching all potato items, I have no reason to go,” one Redditor wrote.

“As a person that works at Taco Bell, I can say this will basically cut our business in half. I almost want to find a new job because of how stupid these changes are. It’s like they are trying to lose customers,” another added.

If Taco Bell were to make the alleged cuts, it wouldn’t be the first fast-food chain to do so.

IHOP drastically reduced its menu last month, citing the economic impact of the pandemic. Meanwhile, McDonald’s temporarily removed salads from its menu and halted its all-day breakfast service.

If you liked this story, check out In The Know’s article on the vegetarian fast food restaurant looking to challenge the big burger chains.


WHAT ARE TACO BELL’S BREAKFAST HOURS?

Taco Bell typically serves breakfast between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

WHAT ARE TACO BELL’S LUNCH HOURS?

Taco Bell typically serves lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

WHAT ARE TACO BELL’S DINNER HOURS?

Taco Bell typically serves dinner between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

WHAT ARE TACO BELL’S HOURS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY?

Taco Bell is typically open on Saturdays and Sundays. Make sure to check the exact restaurant hours at your local Taco Bell by using our store locator.

IS TACO BELL OPEN 24 HOURS?

A limited number of Taco Bell restaurants are open 24 hours. Use the store locator to check if the restaurant closest to you is open 24 hours.

WHAT ARE TACO BELL’S HOLIDAY HOURS?

Taco Bell has special holiday hours, so make sure to check our holiday hours page and contact your local restaurant for exact hours before you visit.

At participating locations. Prices may vary. Tax extra. 2,000 calories a day used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Additional nutrition information available upon request.


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Taco Bell Is 'Simplifying Its Menu' and Removing Popular Items, But You Can Still Get a Quesarito

After rumors surfaced online that the fast food franchise would be removing popular food items from its menu, the company has officially revealed that they will in fact be getting rid of some fan-favorite items as they look to simplify operations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning on Aug. 13, Taco Bell will no longer have the Grilled Steak Soft Taco, 7-Layer Burrito and Triple Layer Nachos, according to a statement on their website.

The ever-popular Quesarito will also be removed, but from the in-restaurant menu only. It will still available to order online or via the Taco Bell app for order ahead, a spokesperson for the company tells PEOPLE.

The move comes about after Taco Bell shares that they spent "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 added. "While some old favorites may be retiring, the continued creativity coming from our Food Innovation Team is non-stop."

"Since the start of COVID, we’ve made changes at the restaurant level with the safety of our Team Members and guests as our top priority, but we didn’t just stop there. Our new normal has also transformed the way we look at innovation and product testing at our global headquarters. What was once an &aposall hands on deck&apos approach in our famous test kitchen has switched to virtual brainstorms and kitchen simulations. Our teams have shifted from in-person focus groups to contactless drive-thru tastings. We’ve learned to adapt to ensure Taco Bell’s long history of innovation never stops."

They added, "And while change is hard, a simplified menu and innovation process will 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."


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