Taco Bell is testing a Cheesy Chicken Crispanada in the Knoxville, Tennessee, market for a limited time. The product includes a pastry shell filled with shredded chicken and melted cheeses, and is folded and fried and served with a side of spicy ranch sauce. It is available a la carte for $3.49, or as part of a box option with a crunchy taco, cinnamon twists and a medium drink for $8.49.
Nationally, the chain has brought back the double steak grilled cheese burrito, which includes a double portion of grilled marinated steak, seasoned rice, sauces, cheddar, mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses. It is available a la carte for $3.49.
The Bacon Club Chalupa is also making its return to national menus, with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado ranch sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and a three-cheese blend served in a chalupa shell. It is available a la carte for $4.99. On the beverage menu, Taco Bell has rolled out Blue Raspberry Breeze and Wild Cherry Breeze Freezes, starting at $2.99 for a 16-ounce option.
To make room for these nationwide launches, Taco Bell is removing the Quesarito on April 19.
Meanwhile, in Birmingham, Alabama, Taco Bell is featuring a $2 Stacked Tacos value promotion. Options include the Nacho Crunch, with beef, fiesta strips, shredded lettuce and shredded cheeses; the Cheesy Chipotle, with beef, chipotle sauce, shredded lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese; and the Sweet Scorpion, with beef, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and a new Sweet Scorpio sauce, inspired by sweet chili sauce. All three Stacked Tacos are served in a crunchy taco shell and wrapped in a soft tortilla with nacho cheese sauce on the inside.
Also, a growing number of Taco Bell fans are demanding the return of the Beefy Crunch Burrito, which hasn’t appeared on the menu since 2011. The Beefy Crunch Movement now has over 66,000 followers on Facebook. The company brought back the Mexican Pizza as a permanent item after a fan-led petition campaign and the offering has since contributed significantly to a strong sales performance for the brand.
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