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Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Will Finally Become a Permanent Menu Item This Fall

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Back in September 2020, Taco Bell announced that their wildly popular Mexican Pizza would be removed as a menu option. Hoping to offer a more efficient restaurant experience, the franchise giant also pulled another dozen items two months prior. 

Fans of Taco Bell are used to these sudden menu changes as they’ve often sparked uproars. While some menu items can surely be removed and not missed, it’s always odd that favorites like the 7-Layer burrito and Mexican Pizza never became permanent fixtures.

Giving in to the pressure, Taco Bell announced the Mexican Pizza’s return in May. Upon its return, the famed menu item sold seven-times as much as before, leading to a shortage and its eventual removal again. The accompanying musical that was originally planned for it never materialized.

Finally, after much noise, celebrity support and a grassroots petition which reached 100k signatures, the beloved Mexican Pizza will return to Taco Bell’s menu for good on September 15th.

Fortune napped some hot-takes from the company’s CEO Mark King, “It’s going to be relaunching mid-September and it’s going to be a permanent item. I had more feedback—hate mail!–over the removal of Mexican Pizza [than any other time].”

King cites the ingredients as the culprit behind its occasional availability. “It was time consuming to make. It also had a number of specific items that were only for the Mexican Pizza.” 

Fortunately, the overwhelming love showed Taco Bell that there’s magic to offering certain individual menu items and they’re now considering relaunching others.

Mark your calendars, the Mexican Pizza will return to your local Taco Bell on September 15th.

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Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Will Make Long-Awaited Return in May

Fans have been protesting and Doja Cat even created a song that threatened to “end you” if it stayed discontinued. Clearly folks have been mad about Taco Bell snatching the beloved Mexican Pizza from the menu back in 2020. But now, we can all reclaim joy, since Taco Bell officially announced the triumphant return of the Mexican Pizza will be on May 19, 2022.

Over the weekend at Coachella, Doja Cat made a bold statement with not just her powerful performance, but by declaring on stage, “I brought back the Mexican Pizza, by the way!”

If you’re looking to reunite with the Mexican Pizza at home, it will be available exclusively through DoorDash for the first week it’s back from May 19 to May 26. The Mexican Pizza will be available on other delivery platforms on May 27, 2022.

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Doja Cat’s New Song About Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Should Be On Repeat


♬ original sound – Doja Cat

Doja Cat’s no stranger to oddly vibey and off the wall tunes (remember “Mooo!”?), so when her latest TikTok is an actual ode to her love for Taco Bell’s iconic Mexican Pizza, I already knew that it would be a banger.

“I made a song about Mexican Pizza because I love it so much. I wish Taco Bell didn’t discontinue it a year ago,” prefaced Doja Cat before she launched what she called a “monstrosity of a beat” and let off a couple poignant bars detailing just how much she adores Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza.

Only Doja Cat could make such a quirky tune be actually dope. I’m sure she’d be elated to find out that the Mexican Pizza is set to make a return later this year, though.