In the fast-food industry, the idea of "out with the old, in with the new" is unwavering. We frequently witness the removal of menu items, followed quickly by the introduction of replacements.
Let's go down memory lane to find out which discontinued Taco Bell menu items still have a special place in people's hearts for nostalgia's sake.
A crispy taco shell bowl topped with ground beef, rice, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, crunchy red tortilla strips, and sour cream made up the popular menu item.
Taco Bell's Zesty Chicken Bowl, which was introduced in 2003 but discontinued almost eight years later, included grilled chicken strips, seasoned rice, three cheeses, lettuce, and the company's Fiesta Salsa.
In 2001, this burrito debuted for the first time. Although it was removed from the menu, it later changed into the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito, which left Taco Bell in 2019 following a ten-year run.
The 1/2 pound beef and potato burrito is largely a thing of the past, even though Taco Bell still offers potato dishes on the menu thanks to numerous outspoken fans who demanded their restoration after they were banned in 2020.
The Caramel Apple Empanada from Taco Bell was covertly removed from the chain's menu in 2019. The popular $1 treat included a crispy deep-fried shell that was stuffed with diced apples and caramel sauce.