The Margin: Taco Bell ran out of Mexican Pizza already — here’s when it’s coming back

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Stock Market

When Taco Bell
brought back its “Mexican Pizza” in May after a two-year absence, fans rejoiced. But now it appears those hungry for this mashup menu item are out of luck once again. Two months later, Mexican Pizza is now generally impossible to find at the chain’s restaurants. Taco Bell has acknowledged the issue on its website, saying it was overwhelmed by the sudden demand for the viral item that sandwiched seasoned beef and refried beans between two fried tortillas, with cheese, sauce and diced tomatoes placed on the top tortilla to resemble a pizza.

“Our restaurant teams trained weeks for what we knew would be a big return. We just didn’t realize how big,” the chain said, noting that “one fan’s order included 180 Mexican Pizzas.” In all, Taco Bell said demand was seven times greater than when its Mexican Pizza last appeared on its menu. Related: Klondike says cutting Choco Taco was a ‘very tough decision’ The plan now is for the item to make its return — or rather, its re-return — by this fall, Taco Bell said on its website: “We’re working diligently with our restaurants and suppliers to get more back in the hands and stomachs of our biggest fans.” (Taco Bell didn’t respond immediately to a MarketWatch request for additional comment.) Needless to say, Taco Bell fans are eager for the day when they can order the Mexican Pizza again.

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