Taco Bell is leaning into nachos hard right now. The fast food chain announced a full Cantina Nachos menu at its new Manhattan Cantina restaurant, with items like the Chicken Enchilada Nachos Box and the Steak and Cheddar Nachos Box available. Taco Bell is also testing a Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rather than stop there, T. Bell decided to add another iteration to the mix in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, per Brand Eating. The $5 Cheesy Jalapeño Nachos Box sounds like a must-try for anyone who loves spicy food.
Here’s how the cheesy, spicy snack is served: Crispy tortilla chips are covered in creamy jalapeño sauce, pickled jalapeño slices, and refried beans (to balance out the spice). Then comes a three-cheese blend, sour cream, and pico de gallo, for good measure. Since it’s part of a box deal, you get a medium fountain drink with your nachos, too.
Like the buffalo chicken nachos, this menu item will be available through mid-January only in its test city. If it does well, you may see it in more stores nationwide in the coming months.
Taco Bell, keep the exciting test items coming, please! The chain is testing a Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box in North Carolina, and Taco Bell fans in the Cincinnati, Ohio area get to try a new item, as well. The Beefy Potato Flatbread seems like a handheld version of the amazing Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes.
According to Taco Bell, the Beefy Potato Flatbread “features a warm flatbread loaded with seasoned potato bites, seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese sauce, and melted cheddar cheese.” For those of you always reaching for the Fire sauce at T-Bell, you can add some spice to the flatbread with jalapeños. If the description isn’t making you drool, the price will. It’s only ONE dollar.
The Beefy Potato Flatbread is available as part of a $5 Box, as well. The box comes with a Doritos Locos Taco, Crunchy Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a medium drink. Taco Bell locations in Cincinnati will begin testing the Beefy Potato Flatbread on December 27.
Since I don’t live in Cincinnati, looks like I’ll be asking for Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes with seasoned beef, and a flatbread on the side at my local Taco Bell. There’s your Beefy Potato Flatbread hack. You’re welcome!
Last year, Taco Bell pledged to add 20 new items to its dollar menu by the end of 2018—and now, with less than three weeks to go, it looks like they’re making good on that promise. Today the fast food chain made two important announcements. One: Taco Bell’s $1 Cravings menu is no more. But—stay with us here—their $1 offerings will now appear on the new Cravings Value Menu, which features items in the $1 to $5 range (this could be semi confusing for the late-night, post-party crowd). And two: they’re marking the launch of said Cravings Value Menu by rolling out two new $1 grande burritos.
The Chicken Enchilada Burrito combines seasoned rice, shredded chicken, red sauce, and cheddar cheese, while the Three Cheese Nacho Burrito—a nacho burrito!—brings together seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, red tortilla strips, and a three-cheese blend. Both new menu additions will be available starting Thursday, December 27, and, leading up to that date, Taco Bell will launch an ad campaign featuring “fantastical and surreal” burrito imagery.
“Sometimes even our most devout fans tell us that it can be hard to believe that food this good can also be this affordable. Taco Bell truly offers ‘value beyond belief,’ and this campaign dramatizes that,” Global Chief Brand Officer Marisa Thalberg said in a company press release.
Back to that Cravings Value Menu! It’ll be divided into a $1 Tacos and Burritos category (that’s where you’ll find fan favorites like the Spicy Potato Soft Taco, the Beefy Fritos Burrito, and the Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito), a Specialties category (home to Triple Layer Nachos, Cheesy Roll Ups, the Spicy Tostada, and Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadillas), and a $5 Box section, presumable filled with combo meals (Taco Bell didn’t provide any additional details there, but we expect we’ll hear more closer to the drop date).