Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza returns for the second time

IRVINE, Calif. (WCMH) — Taco Bell’s cult Mexican pizza is making its second comeback in a menu drama that began nearly two years ago.

On Tuesday, the restaurant announced on social media that the popular item would be back in September. a tweet said: “The beans have been knocked over. See you soon and #Mexican Pizza 9/15. An Instagram post added, “For real this time. See you on 9/15.

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW: Sign up here for QC News alerts and get the latest news straight to your inbox

Mexican pizza was originally discontinued by Taco Bell in September 2020, as part of a push toward 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 return of the article. The fast-food giant bowed to public pressure and announced in April 2022 that pizza would be back, “for good,” in May.

The news was posted on the company’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, with Taco Bell changing its name to “YOU RETURNED THE MEXICAN PIZZA” on the latter.

Krish Jagirdar, Mexican Pizza superfan and organizer of the Change.org petition, praised the company for its decision in April.

“That’s what made it particularly devastating when Mexican pizza was taken off menus in 2020, but fast forward two years later, and I found myself on a conference call with the Taco Bell team as they were sharing the news of the return of Mexican pizza, showing that listening to their fans is clearly in their DNA,” Jagirdar said. “It’s one of the many reasons Taco Bell is more than a simple fast food restaurant.”

But the euphoria was short-lived. Almost as soon as Mexican pizza returned, Taco Bell locations across the United States began to run out of the item.

“Because of the incredible love for Mexican pizza, we started selling across the country. Our restaurant teams trained for weeks for what we knew would be a big comeback, we just didn’t realize how much, and restocking the beloved menu item is taking longer than we would like,” read a statement on Taco Bell’s website.

The company then created a Mexican pizza FAQ page for the latest details and information. Which now confirms that pizza will be back and further explains the article’s false start in May.

📲 Download the Queen City News app to stay up to date on the go.
📧 Sign up for QC News email alerts to receive the latest news in your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories at QCNews.com for Charlotte, NC, and all of the Carolinas.

“When his menu returned, the demand for Mexican pizza was 7 times higher than when it was available before. While demand and ingredient shortages have delayed this permanence, it will be here to stay for good when it returns on September 15.

The FAQ page also discusses the delayed collaboration of restaurant chain “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” with Dolly Parton.

“The Mexican Pizza shortage came with the postponement of Mexican Pizza: The Musical. Stay tuned for more details on how Taco Bell will celebrate the menu item’s return.