Jul 20, 2020

Taco Bell Gets Rid of Potato Bites, Beefy Fritos Burritos, and More Starting August 13, 2020

Taco Bell is set to streamline their menu starting August 13, 2020 as the pandemic continues. On the day, Taco Bell will stop offering crispy potato bites (and all associated menu items) as well as a number of other menu items including Loaded Grillers, the 7-Layer Burrito, and the Beefy Fritos Burrito.

Here's the full list of items that will be leaving the menu:

- Grilled Steak Soft Taco - Taco Bell hasn't indicated that they're getting rid of steak so if you want ones of these, you'll have to custom order a Soft Taco Supreme with Avocado Ranch Sauce.

- 7-Layer Burrito - One of many vegetarian items leaving the menu. You can most likely still customize a burrito to achieve the same result unlike any menu items that includes potato bites.

- Beefy Fritos Burrito - With this being the only menu item with Fritos in it, it's not surprising that the Beefy Fritos Burrito is going as they simplify their menu and workflow (read: faster drive-thru times).

- Nachos Supreme - A smaller version of the Nachos Bell Grande that isn't all that much cheaper ($2.99 versus $3.69 for the Nachos Bell Grande).

- Triple Layers Nachos - Another vegetarian option that's getting the ax as they seem to be doing away with their smaller nachos size altogether.

- Spicy Tostada - This marks the end of the tostada on the Taco Bell menu although tostada shells can still be found in the Crunchwrap Supreme. Also a vegetarian item.

- Spicy Potato Soft Taco - Since potatoes bites are going so is this vegetarian taco. You can still get hash browns for breakfast though. With potato bites leaving, it does set up the possibility of them bringing back Nacho Fries on a permanent basis sometime in the future. Alternatively, they might decide to bring plant-based protein to the menu.

- Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes - Another vegetarian potato bites casualty. Basically, if you want to get something vegetarian on the menu, it's going to include beans, which you can substitute in place of beef or chicken on any menu item.

- Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho) - These were originally introduced as a value menu item at the $1 mark. As they kept them on, the price eventually crept up to $1.99.

- Chips & Dips - Just chips and guacamole and chips and pico de gallo will be gone. Chips and nacho cheese sauce will move to the $1 value menu.

- Mini Skillet Bowl - The only breakfast item being discontinued and yet another vegetarian potato bites-based item.

The Quesarito is still on the menu but will be removed from their menu boards. You can still order it online through their website or app.

August 13, 2020 also marks the limited-time return of the $5 Grande Nachos Box and the arrival of the new Beef Burrito as a permanent $1 value menu item.

The $5 Grand Nachos Box features tortilla chips topped with a double serving of seasoned beef, refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, three-cheese blend, pico de gallo, guacamole, and reduced-fat sour cream. For the price you also get a medium fountain drink.

The new Beef Burrito consists of seasoned beef, seasoned rice, nacho cheese sauce, and creamy chipotle sauce wrapped up in a flour tortilla. It's basically the Beefy Fritos Burrito minus the Fritos with addition of sauce.

For most part, the menu changes amount to Taco Bell getting rid of potatoes bites and Fritos corn chips.

Photo via Taco Bell.

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