Taco Bell announces the return of Beefy Potato-rito

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After briefly removing it from their menu, Taco Bell brought potatoes back this year. Apparently, the fast-food franchise’s fans love the stuff because the menu is about to get even potato-fied.

Taco Bell announced in a press release that the Beefy Potato-rito will be returning to the restaurant’s menu on April 15th. Also, the potato-filled burrito will only cost a dollar when it returns.

Taco Bell announced in a press release that the Beefy Potato-rito will be returning to the restaurant’s menu on April 15th.
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The returning burrito is made with Taco Bell’s popular crispy potatoes, which are wrapped in a flour tortilla with seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce and a creamy Chipotle sauce. While it won’t officially return to menus until April 15th, members of Taco Bell’s rewards program can get early access to the Beefy Potato-rito starting today.

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Fox News previously reported that Taco Bell brought potatoes back to its menu on March 11 of this year, after restructuring its menu in 2020 to accommodate for more drive-thru-friendly items amid the coronavirus pandemic. One of the changes was the removal of all potato items — a move that was not met with praise from many of the chain’s vegetarian and vegan customers (along with many meat-eating customers who still loved a good potato).

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News of Taco Bell’s “re-potato-ing” came months after backlash on social media and, in at least one case, an in-person demonstration, during which two men were spotted protesting the loss of potatoes outside of a Taco Bell in San Diego. A man who witnessed the protest also filmed it, and told the protesters that he’s vegan, and would not be eating at the restaurant anymore.

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