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Taco Bell’s Grilled Cheese Burrito Officially Launches Nationwide

In late 2019, Taco Bell tested a Grilled Cheese Burrito, which consisted of a burrito wrapped in a shell of crispy, melted cheese. That test appears to have done well, as the burrito has now made its way onto menus nationwide.

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The cheese-crusted burrito is filled with rice, red crispy strips, a three cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, chipotle sauce, and a choice of seasoned beef or beans.

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Taco Bell’s newest item may be inspired by the cheese-crusted breakfast burritos of Los Angeles, where spots like Burrito Bomba and Low Key Burritos have taken over social media for their own cheese-crusted renditions.

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Grilled Cheese Burritos will be available for a limited time. They’ll be sold on their own for $2.99 each or as part of a $5 box that includes Cinnamon Twists, a crunchy taco, and a medium soda drink.

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Taco Bell’s Newest Secret Menu Hack Is a Tie Dye Freeze


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In terms of secret menus, not many hold a candle to Taco Bell. The chain is famous for encouraging people to customize their menu items in any which way, occasionally creating an entirely new menu item, the newest of which is called the Tie-Dye Freeze.

The restaurant recently introduced the Pineapple Whip freeze, adding onto the line up with their current flavors of Baja Blast and Wild Strawberry. It was only a matter of time before someone got the impulse to mix them.

Luckily, we’re talking about one of the few restaurants that takes no issue with that idea. This hack is confirmed to be a go. Just ask for the Tie-Dye Freeze at the drive-thru, and pick your flavors.

The result will be a colorful, layered slush drink that hits all the marks: sweet, tangy, cool — all while sporting an IG-worthy aesthetic.

The new freeze will be available for purchase when the Pineapple Whip flavor gets put in nationwide rotation, on May 21, just in time for summer. And, let’s be honest, there’s no time for a Taco Bell freeze like a hot summer afternoon.

So stay sharp, and make sure to remember this secret menu hack the next time you pull up to Taco Bell.

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Taco Bell Launches A Creamy Pineapple Whip Freeze

As the summer heat begins to lay a sweltering blanket over a spring spent inside doing home activities, Taco Bell is looking to inject some cool air and color into our lives with the release of the Pineapple Whip Freeze.

The newest flavor of their iconic freeze, releasing nationwide on May 21, blends the flavors of tropical pineapple and a vanilla cream to create a smooth, sweet whipped treat that lives up to the delicious reputation of their freezes.

But, if choosing just one flavor isn’t in the cards, Taco Bell is letting fans combine the flavors for a limited time with their secret menu item: the Tie Dye Freeze. For now, you can get a freeze with a blended swirl of the newest flavor and one of their two standby freeze flavors, Baja Blast and Wild Strawberry.

The Pineapple Whip Freeze will be available in two sizes, as per any Taco bell freeze: a regular runs for $2.39, and a large for $2.59. But (and this is the key caveat here, deal-seeking reader) during their Happier Hour, which runs daily from 2-5 PM, a regular can be acquired on the low for just $1.

I don’t know about you, but the prospect of getting anything for a single dollar nowadays is more than enough to reel me in.

Now, a Taco Bell freeze for a dollar, though? I’ll be first in line.

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Taco Bell Is Turning Their Headquarters Into A Truck Drive-Thru

It has been truly uplifting to see the scores of meal deals made available to  frontline and medical workers these days. Whether it be a free meal or unique discount, these essential individuals have enjoyed a variety of well deserved food perks recently.

Adding on to such perks, Taco Bell has decided to turn their headquarters in Irvine, California into an actual “Truck-Thru” to service essential truck drivers on the highway who are hauling crucial goods to serve local communities. Such a courtesy is much needed for them, being that their vehicles aren’t built to fit in conventional drive-thrus and visits inside fast food dining rooms aren’t possible given their closures.

WHAT: Taco Bell Headquarters will turn into an official “Truck-Thru at HQ” and the kitchen will be serving up a custom on-the-go meal featuring a Crunchwrap Supreme®, Bean Burrito, Cinnamon Twists, and a Baja Blast®, all completely FREE* for those on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

WHO: Large essential service vehicles that cannot fit in restaurant drive-thrus — including truckers, firefighters, EMTs, the police force, media news vans, etc.

WHEN: Friday, April 24 and Friday, May 1 from 11 AM – 2 PM PT

WHERE: 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Enter through Glen Bell Way and follow signage

ASSETS: Folder HERE includes images and b-roll

MORE INFORMATION: Taco Bell is monitoring and following guidelines from health authorities regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to keep its customers and employees safe and healthy. For any further updates from Taco Bell Corp. as it relates to its U.S. COVID-19 response, please visit

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Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos: Taco Bell Confirms Nationwide Launch

This past week, rumors have begun to circulate on the internet that Taco Bell locations were starting to sell a Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco. After keeping track of what folks have been spotting, Foodbeast has been able to confirm with Taco Bell that this is a legitimate item, and it may be coming nationwide soon.

Rumors of the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco first came via Chewboom, where a reader there submitted images and information about the taco that they picked up at a location in San Antonio, Texas. This reader stopped by their nearby Taco Bell on March 31st to take advantage of the recent free Doritos Locos Tacos deal, and was offered the Flamin’ Hot taco shell.

The actual shell appears to be inspired by Flamin’ Hot Nacho Doritos, a new variety of the chip that was introduced in 2019.

That post made its way to Reddit, where other folks began to comment that they, too, had either obtained or offered the Flamin’ Hot DLT shell.




Some of these Reddit comments also claimed that Taco Bell would be launching this nationwide as soon as April 16th. Foodbeast was unable to confirm whether these mentions came from actual Taco Bell employees, or if they were from customers that heard it from the restaurants they visited.

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Foodbeast reached out to Taco Bell with all of this information and a request for comment on it. The response consisted of the above provided image, confirming that the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco is a real product and coming soon. Update: Taco Bell has since confirmed to Foodbeast that Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos will launch on April 16th at all locations nationwide. Each taco is $1.95, or comes as part of a $2 duo with a Medium Drink. They can also be ordered as part of taco variety packs. 

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Taco Bell Adds New Dollar Grande Burritos To Value Menu Lineup


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You can always count on Taco Bell to be there for any type of situation: late night snack runs, when you’re in the need for a quick and satisfying fast food option, the perfect inexpensive meal for a hungry college student, and of course, a quarantine.

And since the cravings don’t stop within our confined spaces, Taco Bell just released new $1 Grande Burritos nationwide, and it comes in two varieties. First off is the Loaded Taco Burrito, which includes seasoned beef, crunchy red tortilla strips, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese, all wrapped in a flour tortilla. The Chipotle Chicken Burrito has marinated shredded chicken, seasoned rice, and a creamy chipotle sauce laced inside.

The best part about these burritos is that they only cost a dollar each, which means you can fill up one or both of the burritos without breaking the bank. And hey, in a situation like this, sometimes burritos are what you need to get through this weird time.

T-Bell’s $1 Grande Burritos are available nationwide, and you can grab them at the drive-thru or order them from the comfort of your own home with free delivery through GrubHub.

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Taco Bell Plans On Giving Away Free Food Again Tomorrow

UPDATE: Taco Bell will be extending its free Doritos Locos Taco promotion to tomorrow, April 7th.

Taco Bell is giving every one in America who rolls through one of their drive-thrus a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos on March 31st, 2020. No purchase necessary!

No doubt, this March has been one of the longest years on record. I’ll take just about any damn relief I can get at this point — bonus points if it comes in the form of some textural mouth feels at Taco Bell.

Not to say that there haven’t been some silver linings amidst the bullshit of Covid-19. The goodwill of some of the big boys of the food community is not going unseen.

Earlier today we reported of Krispy Kreme committing free donuts to health care workers. And Popeyes even gave out their Netflix login to over 1,000 people who were staying at home.

Now Taco Bell has stepped all the way up with some moves of their own.

In a recent email from Taco Bell CEO, Mark King, he outlined several initiatives the company was pursuing in the wake of the growing pandemic ravaging America.

These initiatives are highlighted by some procedural changes his team is making to keep those working at the restaurants safe (social distancing back of house, new cleaning procedures). Additionally, he mentioned a $1 million donation to No Kid Hungry, along with their efforts to give away excess food to local food banks.

Taco Bell also plans to turn their Taco Truck fleet to mobile commissaries, “bringing food to community heroes and those who work in essential roles every day.”

Solid move T-Bell.

Here is Mark’s email in its entirety:

To Our Taco Bell Fans,

Since my letter to you on March 13, things have been changing on a daily basis for us all. But I’ve noticed that one thing hasn’t changed: people are still coming together to help one another and show that they care. At Taco Bell, I’m incredibly proud of how our franchisees and team members are continuing to feed people’s lives with unexpected good and wanted to share a few ways we’re working together to make a larger impact.

Feeding our Heroes

There’s a distinct group of brave people – from healthcare workers, to teachers, to grocery store employees – who are making sure the world keeps running, and we need to make sure we all do our part to take care of them. Around the world, our franchisees have committed to feeding these special individuals, and in the U.S., many of our franchisees have quickly mobilized to do the same. Beginning next week, we are turning all of our Taco Trucks into mobile commissaries, bringing food to community heroes and those who work in essential roles every day.

While most of our restaurants are operating only through the drive-thru, this leaves some truck and ambulance drivers unable to quickly order from us. We are working with our franchisees on a solution for this where possible, and we want to make sure this group knows how much we appreciate everything they’re doing.

Supporting Our Communities

I’m incredibly proud to say that the Taco Bell Foundation is donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. We’re also working to turn on our Round Up program and invite you to take part in this if you so choose. When going through our drive-thru at participating locations, you will be able to ‘round up’ to the nearest dollar and all funds raised will also go to No Kid Hungry.

In addition, we’ll be working with our restaurants and distribution centers to donate excess food and produce to local food banks to provide meaningful support to our communities in times of need.

Keeping our People Safe

We want to ensure that Taco Bell is the safest place to work and eat. We have strict safety policies and are working closely with our franchisees to put additional procedures in place to ensure social distancing is enabled in our working kitchens. Our team members’ and our customers’ safety is of the highest priority, and we are incredibly proud of our drive-thru heroes who are taking care of our guests every day.

We’re All In This Together

I continue to be in awe of the heart we are seeing in this country, so we want to show our appreciation by giving everyone in America who rolls up to a Taco Bell drive-thru at a participating location a free Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos this Tuesday, March 31st, while supplies last. It’s a small way for us to say thank you for the ways you’re showing up for your communities and our chance to give you a little TLC during this time. We also know that for many of you, delivery is more than just an option – it’s a necessity. We’ve expanded our free delivery offer through GrubHub for all orders $12 and up to make it easier for you.

These are immediate steps we are taking, but this will not be the end. We will continue to share updates on our social channels and website. And I want to thank you, our loyal customers, for your help and patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time.

Mark King
CEO, Taco Bell Corp.

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Taco Bell Debuts Three New TOASTED Breakfast Burritos

Taco Bell has carved a lane for themselves in the fast food breakfast game by continually introducing new items to its morning menu since its launch in 2014. Keeping this momentum, The Bell will roll out three new breakfast burritos on March 12: the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito, the Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito and the Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito.

Shown in our newest News Bites, the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito keeps it true to Taco Bell by using its signature nacho cheese along with a classic combo of egg and sausage, and only costs $1.

The Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito is carried by an entire hash brown patty inside of it, but also has eggs, a three cheese blend, and your choice of sausage or bacon.

The Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito is a beast of a burrito. It comes with eggs, a three cheese blend, fresh pico de gallo, potato bites, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or steak — making it one of the most hefty and most satisfying things on the breakfast menu.

Now, Taco Bell has indeed had breakfast burritos before, but this is their first time introducing this toasted burrito lineup. And, realistically, crisping up the tortilla and melting the cheese automatically makes any breakfast burrito 50% better, at the very least. Trust me, this math is tried and true, so I’m here for the toasting.

Like anything at The Bell, what’s actually listed as the ingredients on the menu won’t limit customization. So, naturally, resident Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth got a tip to put the Cinnabon Delights inside the burritos, to which he immediately obliged. Lo and behold, out came three breakfast burritos brimming with those lustfully sweet balls of cinnamon. Don’t ask why, just do it.

If you want to peep what a breakfast burrito looks like with Cinnabon Delights stuffed inside it, or just want to catch a view of the new items, check the video embedded above.

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