The news is out – potatoes are officially BACK at Taco Bell on 3/11/21. 🥔 pic.twitter.com/CY46DzJlQw— Taco Bell (@tacobell) January 14, 2021
Last year, Taco Bell cut a number of items from its menu, including two dishes that featured its seasoned potatoes: Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and the Spicy Potato Soft Taco. Those two items will be back in restaurants on March 11, the chain announced on Thursday.
Rumors of Taco Bell dropping potatoes started to swirl last summer after a Reddit user, identified as a verified employee, said they were leaving the menu. Taco Bell soon confirmed the news, leading to a lot of dismay online.
"I feel like I've almost heard from everybody in the country on the potato bites," said Taco Bell's global chief food innovation officer Liz Matthews. "This was the one that really hit home for people," she said, noting that Taco Bell got more feedback on this particular decision than it expected.
Sources: my brother who has a bike, the Taco Bell tweet, CNN Business