Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza
Source: Taco Bell
Mexican Pizza will return as a permanent menu item at Taco Bell on September 15, according to the fast-food chain.
Chain, owned by Brand Yum, pulled the item in 2020 to simplify its menu before bringing it back this May. But Taco Bell says shortage of ingredients cannot keep up with demandwas driven in part by a TikTok marketing effort from rapper Doja Cat.
After returning in May, Taco Bell said demand was seven times higher than when the item was previously available, outstripping its supply. It said a restaurant in California sold more than 1,000 pizzas made with beef and dried beans in a single day.
Supply issues have been resolved, according to a statement from the company. “Taco Bell has worked diligently to address depleted ingredients and supply chain challenges,” it said.
The lack of other fast food items on the menu in the past also contributed to the buzz, including Popeyes’ first nationwide chicken sandwich in 2019.
Taco Bell customers waiting for the return of pizza can also look forward to the premiere of “Mexican Pizza: The Musical,” starring Doja Cat and Dolly Parton, which has been delayed along with the dish. Taco Bell told die-hard fans to “stay tuned.”