Taco Bell Slims Menu, Getting Rid Of Mexican Pizza Among Other Items
Taco Bell, owned by Yum Brands, has announced it is getting ride of some popular menu items starting Nov. 5, other companies have also been reducing their menus. Some of the items set to depart south of the border are the Mexican Pizza, pico de Gallo and shredded chicken. Companies like Panera Bread and McDonalds have either already launched a more basic menu with less choices or are planning to.
Following a review of its menu, customer service and margins, Taco Bell said the coronavirus pandemic has caused this, saying with less employees in the kitchen and demand spiking in the drive-thru, wait times grew to unacceptable levels and when they experimented with a reduced menu they found wait times reduced and people were happier.
Earlier this month Taco Bell had stopped serving the Nacho Supreme, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Spicy Tostada and the 7-Layer Burrito. All of these items took longer to cook or assemble as compared to a soft taco.
However, on the same day these popular items will depart, new ones are arriving such as the Chicken Chipotle Melt and the return of the Quesalupa in Tennessee and nationwide next year.