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Taco Bell Will Debut New Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries

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Considering Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries were an absolute hit in 2019, they recently confirmed the fries’ return on January 30 and teased a brand new fry innovation. After a successful audition in July 2019 in its test market of Memphis, TN, Taco Bell has revealed Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries as their newest iteration of Nacho Fries. Both will be available nationwide starting on January 30, but for a limited time.

Utilizing a buffalo sauce that’s a first-ever for The Bell, Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries come generously seasoned and are topped with shredded chicken, melty cheese, velvety Nacho Cheese sauce, pico de gallo, and a cooling sour cream. And since Taco Bell seems to be a people’s champ when it comes to options, you can also get these new Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries in burrito form.

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Taco Bell has seen great success in their innovations and holds a solid track record in moving the needle with each new item debut, making Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries another worthy addition to a menu packed with cult favorites like the Doritos Locos Tacos and Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Though restaurant logistics and particular operations currently prevent the Nacho Fries to be a permanent fixture on the Taco Bell menu, we’re hoping those will be addressed soon to make sure everyone gets their fries fix 24/7.

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Nacho Fries Are Coming Back To Taco Bell, Just In Time For Summer

Taco Bell just came out with a surprise announcement: Their coveted Nacho Fries are hitting menus once again, just in time for summer.

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Starting today, you can find Nacho Fries back on the menu for a limited time. All forms of the Nacho Fries will be returning, which includes the standalone fries with nacho cheese sauce. You can also get the Nacho Fries Supreme and Bell Grande with seasoned beef, tomatoes, and sour cream, and adding fries into any menu item is also an option. There will also be a $5 Box available with the Nacho Fries, alongside a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a Doritos Locos Taco, and a medium soda.

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This marks the second time this year already that Nacho Fries have come back, and their fourth appearance on the menu in the last two years. They seem to be popping up every six months or so, not counting the extended period of time we got variations like the Rattlesnake Fries as well.

Given how successful they’ve been and the frequency of their reappearance, it may only be a matter of time before Nacho Fries become a permanent menu item. Let’s hope.

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Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries Are Coming Back, Here’s How To Get Them For Free

Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries were the hot new fast food item of 2018, so it’s only fitting that the chain kick off 2019 with a brief return of the fan favorites.

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Starting January 24, Nacho Fries will be back on the menu nationwide. This is only going to be for a limited time run, so those of you looking to get those custom fry-filled creations should head to Taco Bell sooner rather than later once the fries return.

Taco Bell representatives have confirmed that all forms of the Nacho Fries will be back on the menu. This includes the regular side of fries with nacho cheese sauce, as well as the two different sizes of loaded fries (Supreme and Bell Grande) that come topped with same beef, nacho cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Prior to the official launch, there will be a few chances for some people to get Nacho Fries ahead of their targeted release. Starting January 18, guests who travel to certain Taco Bell locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. may find a surprise order of fries and nacho cheese sauce with their meal. It’ll be completely random as to who gets the fries, but if you want an early shot at them, head to any of the following locations:

  • 2222 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA
  • 2404 North Washington Avenue, Dallas, TX
  • 4248 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA
  • 303 West Imperial Highway, Brea, CA
  • 1100 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
  • 4300 Highway 360, Fort Worth, TX
  • 4101 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA
  • 500 8th Ave, New York, NY
  • 840 8th Ave, New York, NY
  • 224 7th Ave, New York, NY
  • 4030 Belden Village St, NW, Canton OH
  • 5772 Hollister St., Houston, TX
  • 3350 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
  • 1037 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

This giveaway will only happen while supplies last, but if there’s fries leftover after Day 1, the whole thing could start over again on the 19th.

If you’re not near any of these areas, you’ll still be able to buy the fries when the nationwide drop happens on the 24.

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Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries Are Officially Back For A Second Limited-Time Run

One of 2018’s most notable fast food power moves was Taco Bell’s addition of Nacho Fries. They instantly became a crowd favorite and were the chain’s biggest launch of all time. However, they didn’t stick around for long, and left the menu by mid-April. Fortunately, we have an official confirmation and date for when Nacho Fries return.

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Starting July 12, all three forms of the fries will be back on the menu. That includes the basic fries with cheese sauce for $1.29, Supreme Nacho Fries for $2.49, or BellGrande Nacho Fries for $3.49. The Supreme and BellGrande come with the same beef, nacho cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream as last time (the BellGrande being a bigger version of the Supreme). There will also be a $5 Box featuring the nacho fries, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, and a medium drink.

It also means that you can hack fries into any menu item for an additional 49 cents, just like last time.

Sadly, we won’t be able to add them to the Naked Chicken Chalupa, as a Taco Bell rep told Foodbeast the item will leave menus just before the Nacho Fries return.

Bummer.

Still, I’m pretty stoked that the fries are back, since their flavor and crunch vaulted them into our list of top fast food fries soon after they launched.

It’s not a permanent return, since Taco Bell says they’ll only stick around until early September. At least we get a couple more months to indulge in the chain’s crispy spuds.

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What No One Is Talking About With Taco Bell’s New Nacho Fries

Fries are officially coming to Taco Bell locations in the United States, and people are freaking out.

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While many Taco Bell purists around the globe have already been blessed with crispy fries, us Taco Bell lovers here in the states have had to indulge with our eyes from afar. But on January 25th, the Nacho Fries will be available nationwide and the possibilities are endless — let me explain.

Tito Reach (Foodbeast’s Managing Editor) and I swung by the Taco Bell headquarters to indulge and dig a bit further into the great new frontier that is Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries!

Here’s what we learned:

The Base Model: Nacho Fries – $1

For only $1, the Nacho Fries come in a cool new fry packaging. Each potato stick is crispy, dusted with a bold Mexican seasoning and comes with a side of warm nacho cheese sauce for dipping.

While the fries are in the container, I like to drizzle both Diablo sauce and ketchup on the entire mound, let the juices permeate for a bit into the porous fries, and rake them into the nacho cheese sauce. Trust me on this move, your stomach will be pleased.

The Supreme – $2.49

In both the Supreme and Bell Grande models (that’s coming next), the fries move from the sleek carton to a plate — that’s because this model comes with seasoned beef, tomatoes, nacho cheese sauce, and reduced fat sour cream.

The Bell Grande – $3.49

Take everything you love about the Supreme Nacho Fries and just make it bigger. My personal fave of the three is the same toppings as before, just double the fries!

I like to start from the middle of the plate where the sour cream, cheese and beef meet, and work outwards. Get my juicy bites first, and save some of the lesser topped fries for cleanup duty at the end.

What People Will Be Talking About: Adding Fries To ANYTHING On The Menu – Menu Item + $0.49

This was probably the most enlightening part about mine and Reach’s journey into the playground that is Taco Bell. Upon request – once the fries hit the menu – Taco Bell team members can put an order of fries into seemingly anything else in their lineup.

When Reach ordered his go-to Beefy Fritos Burrito with fries, they obliged.

When I ordered a XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito with fries, they obliged again — instant California-style burrito. Fries in the chicken quesadilla? Yup, that works too.

And starting January 25th, I foresee plenty-a-crazy food porn surfacing featuring Taco Bell’s new fries in various items.

French fry Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch? French Fries in the Mexican Pizza?! Heck, these fries can even be a welcome substitute to meat the way many vegetarians utilize the chain’s seasoned Fiesta Potatoes.

Taco Bell is notorious for staying on the cutting edge of craveable, Insta-worthy fast food delicacies, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this time.

Now the million dollar question to ask here is: What TBell creations will you infiltrate with these deliciously crunchy and seasoned fries?


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Taco Bell Nacho Fries Are Officially Launching Nationwide This Month

After months of speculation as to whether they would officially be happening or not, we have confirmation that Taco Bell nacho fries will indeed be making a nationwide appearance.

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Starting January 25th, the crispy spuds will be available in multiple forms. The simplest way to get them is off the Dollar Menu, served with a side of nacho cheese for dipping. A $5 Box with fries, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, and a medium drink, will also be included in Taco Bell’s bargain offerings.

Additionally, loaded forms of the nacho fries will also be available, just like the ones our own Elie Ayrouth discovered being tested in SoCal last year. These come with beef, pico de gallo, nacho cheese, and sour cream, and can be ordered in two different sizes. The Supreme option costs $2.49, while the Bell Grande version costs $3.49.

There’s also a secret hack that Taco Bell revealed to Foodbeast to try while fries are available. For 49 cents extra, you can add/substitute fries to any item on their menu. That means you can hack your own California burritos or other fries-loaded creations for a pretty cheap but tasty upgrade.

We can’t wait to try out a few of our own when Taco Bell’s fries officially drop.


*Disclaimer: While Taco Bell is a frequent branded/advertising campaign partner with Foodbeast, this piece is an independent editorial and was not written in partnership with them.
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These Divine Nacho Fries Prove That More Southwest Restaurant Chains Should Sell Them

A few weeks ago, Taco Bell began testing out “Nacho Fries” in some locations, mixing together luxurious and warm nacho cheese with crispy, airy fries. It sounds like a winning combo, but it’s child’s play compared to this beastly plate of Nacho Cheese Fries.

The fries, which you can find at 375 Thrice-Cooked Fries in New York City, are a decadent piece of perfectly constructed heaven, as shown by the above video from our friends over at @brunchboys. Ideal for an overindulgent comfort meal or as some bomb drunk food to sober you up, nacho fries are a stroke of brilliance done by simply replacing the chips in OG nachos with some crispy spuds.

Come to think of it, why aren’t other places throwing down with fries more often? A huge food trend for 2017 has been putting just about everything on top of them, so it’s a shame we haven’t seen some Southwest quick-service chains like Chipotle or Qdoba utilizing fries. It would be a simple yet impactful addition to their menu boards, especially for Qdoba, who’s already got some fire queso to make this happen.

Maybe after they see how awesome 375’s next-level nacho fries are, Qdoba, Chipotle, and other chains like them will consider putting fries on their menu. I’d definitely eat at those spots more often if they did.

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Taco Bell Is Testing Out NACHO FRIES And We Need Them Now

Taco Bell just keeps coming up with W’s in the fast food innovation game.

The fast food chain just low-key launched a test of two new items related to turning French fries into NACHOS. The first item is fries served with nacho cheese sauce being dubbed as Nacho Fries. The other, according to Thrillist, is called the Nacho Fries Supreme, and comes loaded with ground beef, sour cream, pico de gallo, and nacho cheese atop a bed of fries. BrandEating reports that another version, called the Nacho Fries Bell Grande, comes with double the fries of the Supreme.

The Nacho Fries Supreme basically sounds like a fast food version of carne asada fries with ground beef instead of steak, and with carne asada fries being the drunk food of choice for me, I’m totally down with the concept. To me, the only thing that could make it more epic is to utilize both fries and the Naked Chicken Chips as the base for the Nacho Fries Supreme. Yea, it would be a ton of food, but it would be FIRE.

Apparently they’re being tested in West Virginia, where the Nacho Fries item is selling for a buck each. Some people have reported seeing them out in California as well, however.

For everyone else, we’ll just have to wait and see if the test is successful enough for these cheesy spuds to make it nationwide one day.