Taco Bell Is Taking Nacho Fries off the Menu (But They'll Be Back)
Here's when the chain’s most-popular new item ever is planning to return.
Taco Bell waited over 50 years to add French fries to its menu. Now, after a ridiculously successful two-month run, fans of the brand’s recently released Nacho Fries will have to start playing the waiting game once again… though hopefully not for as long this time around.
The Mexican fast food giant has announced that Nacho Fries, Taco Bell’s highly-anticipated French fries (served with a side of gooey cheese sauce) which debuted on January 25, will only be available for about a week longer. When the fries were introduced, the Bell specifically stated that these fries would be a limited time offering; however, earlier this month, the chain also announced it would be extending the new menu item’s run after Nacho Fries proved to be Taco Bell’s most popular new product release ever, topping the previous biggest seller, Doritos Locos Tacos, which moved over 100 million orders in their first ten weeks. “We're seeing fries in one out of every three orders, compared to one out of every four for DLT,” Taco Bell spokesman Matt Prince said at the time.
So after all that success, why dump Nacho Fries now? Some have speculated that maybe supplies have run low. According to Bustle, Taco Bell said it’s gone through about 9 million pounds of potatoes and 600,000 gallons of cheese sauce. But regardless of why, the good news is that Taco Bell is adamant that the apparently beloved fries will return. “Fry fans can find solitude [sic] in knowing its all-time best selling product launch ever won't be gone for long as we already have a return slated for this summer,” a press release reportedly stated. The chain posted a similar sentiment on Twitter.
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Meanwhile, in one final promotional push for the product, Taco Bell also reportedly suggested that “fans still have a chance to get their Nacho Fry fix in over the next week while supplies last.” Yes, you have permission to leave right now.