IRVINE, California (WCMH) – Taco Bell’s cult-favorite Mexican Pizza is making its second comeback in a menu drama that started almost two years ago.
On Tuesday, the restaurant announced on social media that the popular item would be back in September. One tweet said, “The beans have been spilled. See you with #MexicanPizza 9/15.” one Instagram posts added, “Actually this time. See you on 9/15.”
The Mexican Pizza comes from dropped by Taco Bell in September 2020As part of the push towards more sustainable packaging and to “streamline its offerings,” according to the company.
After the announcement, a massive backlash ensued which led to a Change.org petition calling for the item’s return. Blind fast-food relented to the general pressure and announced in April 2022 that pizza will be again, “for good,” in May.
Mexican Pizza superfan and Change.org petition organizer Krish Jagirdar, praised the company for its decision in April.
“That’s what made it so scary when Mexican Pizza was pulled from the menu in 2020, but fast forward two years later, and I found myself on a conference call with the Taco Bell team when they shared the news about the return of Mexican Pizza. It shows that listening to their fans is clear. embedded in their DNA,” said Jagirdar. “That’s one of the many reasons Taco Bell is more than just a fast food restaurant.”
But the euphoria was shortlived. Almost as soon as Mexican Pizza returned, Taco Bell locations all over the United States started to come out of things.
“Because of the great love for Mexican Pizza, we have started selling it all over the country. Our restaurant team trained weeks for what we knew would be coming back, we just didn’t realize how big, and refilling the beloved menu items took longer than what we want,” the statement said. Taco Bell’s website read
The company then set up a Mexican Pizza FAQ page for the latest details and information. Which now confirms the pizza will return and further explains the false start of the item in May.
“On the return of the menu, the demand for Mexican Pizza was 7x higher than when it was available before. When the demand and the lack of ingredients were suspended permanently, it will be here to stay good when it returns on September 15.
The FAQ page also mentions the restaurant chain’s “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” delay. collaboration with Dolly Parton.
“The lack of Mexican Pizza comes with the postponement of Mexican Pizza: The Musical. Stay tuned for more details on how Taco Bell will celebrate the return of the menu item.