May 21, 2015

Taco Bell Testing "Throwback Burritos" Including the Return of the Beefy Crunch Burrito

Taco Bell is testing the return of two "Throwback Burritos," including the Flamin' Hot Fritos-laced Beefy Crunch Burrito out in Louisville, Kentucky as part of a $2 deal that pairs either burrito with a medium drink.

The other burrito under consideration for a return is the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito.

The Beefy Crunch Burrito features features a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of Flamin' Hot Fritos corn chips, seasoned ground beef, seasoned rice, reduced-fat sour cream, and nacho cheese.

The original Cheesy Double Beef Burrito was a simple affair with a double helping of seasoned beef and nacho cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla. This updated version throws seasoned rice into the mix.

The burritos were spotted in Louisville by a commenter on Reddit.

In particular, the Beefy Crunch Burrito enjoys a McRib-like popularity. There's a fan group, the Beefy Crunch Movement, that lobbies for its permanent return. The group's Facebook page has collected 17,000 likes so far. Apparently, a number of fans are driving a few hundred miles to get their Beefy Crunch fix.

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