Taco Bell’s Beefy Crunch Burrito back on the menu

Taco Bell’s Beefy Crunch Burrito back on the menu

The chain is also testing a new item with the “Naked Chicken” protein

Rumors have been swirling on the internet in recent weeks about the pending comeback of Taco Bell fan favorite, the Beefy Crunch Burrito.

On Thursday, the Irvine, Calif.-based chain confirmed that the burrito is back after a two-year hiatus. Taco Bell is bringing back the burrito as a combo special for $2, which includes a Baja Blast beverage. Without the medium size drink, the burrito is $1.49.

The burrito is made with the brand’s signature spicy ground beef and Flamin’ Hot Fritos. It most recently was on the menu as a limited-time offer in 2016.

Richard Axton, a superfan who runs the Facebook page “Beefy Crunch Movement,” has known about the return for a few weeks.

For Axton and his 72,000 followers, the return can’t come soon enough.

“I am extremely excited for everyone to be able to get a chance to reunite with the BCB. Appreciate Taco Bell for making this happen in the short term as we await the report for the long-term outlook of the BCB in 2019 and beyond,” Axton told Nation’s Restaurant News in a statement.

Axton, who lives in Salinas, Calif., launched the Facebook page in May 2011, hoping to convince Taco Bell to make the on-and-off LTO a permanent addition to the menu.

On Thursday, Taco Bell announced other menu news that should make fans of the Naked Chicken Chalupa happy.

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Restaurants in Kansas City, Mo. are testing a “The Chicken Tortada” starting Thursday.  The square-shaped grilled burrito is stuffed with seasoned chicken, vegetables and choice of avocado-ranch or mango-habanero sauce. Cost: $2.49. The chicken is breaded and fried like the Naked Chicken Chalupa, a popular LTO that is no longer on the menu.

But Mark Kalinowski of Kalinowski Equity Research, he said he’s obtained information about the taco’s return. The Naked Chicken Chalupa, a taco with a fried chicken shell, will return in early January, along with a new limited-time-only $1 burrito, he wrote this week.

Contact Nancy Luna at [email protected] 

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