Test Marketed Items 

(2020)

Steak Firecracker Fries

January 20, 2020

The Steak Firecracker fries test in Detroit, MI. These consist of seasoned Nacho Fries topped with grilled marinated steak, nacho cheese sauce, red tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, reduced fat sour cream, sliced jalapenos, and new Firecracker sauce. According to Taco Bell, Firecracker sauce features "a blend of spicy peppers."

Taco Bell's Steak Firecracker Fries are priced at $3.49 per order. You can also get them wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla as a burrito for $2.99.

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$1 Loaded Nacho Taco

March 12, 2020

The $1 Loaded Nacho Taco, originally tested in 2018 and released April 2019, was spotted testing again in the Minnesota test market. This soft taco includes beef, lettuce, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, and red strips. ​

This item first went nationwide again E1 (December, 2020) 2021.

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Crispy Tortilla Chicken

March 12, 2020

Tested in Memphis, TN.

 

Originally testing October 2019 in Orange County, CA, the report says you can pick from chicken strips or a $1 soft taco that includes fried chicken, avocado ranch, lettuce, cheese, and pico de gallo. This tested again November of the same year in Texas. 

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2020 Halt on Testing

February - July, 2020

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020, Taco Bell put a halt to putting new items into test markets. During this time with the country on lockdown, restaurants were closed down and ended up becoming drive thru and delivery only. As things began to open back up late Summer of 2020, Taco Bell began to put a limited number of tests back into the market. In 2020 we ended up seeing about 30% of the test items we experience in a normal year.

Crispy Chicken Wings

August 6, 2020

Found in Fullerton, CA, these come served in a box of five with a side of Spicy Ranch to dip into, coming in at a cost of $4.99 each.

11/5/2020 - Tested again in Omaha, NE.

This item goes nationwide Experience 5 (September) 2021.

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Cantina Crispy Melt Taco

August 13, 2020

Testing in Detroit, MI. 

This taco uses a fried white corn shell, then topped with a melted layer of nacho cheese sauce and a three-cheese blend, seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and tomatoes. You could order the Cantina Crispy Melt a la carte for $1.99 or in a box paired with a Beef Chalupa Supreme, Crunchy Taco, and medium drink for $5.

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Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito

November 5, 2020

This tested in Houston, Texas.

The Grilled Cheese Burrito was a nationwide limited-time offer that was around from July 2 - August 12, 2020. This new version gets a double serving of steak, a double serving of seasoned rice before adding red tortilla strips, creamy chipotle sauce, nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, and a blend of three cheeses. And it comes with cheese grilled right onto the outside of the tortilla.

This item goes nationwide Experience 5 (September) 2021.

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Loaded Nachos

November 5, 2020

These items are testing in Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN for $1.99

The dish is described as a bed of crunchy tortilla chips layered with refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, sour cream, tomatoes, and guacamole.

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$5 Grande Crunchwrap Meal

November 5, 2020

Testing in Canton, OH.

 

The Triple Double Crunchwrap was renamed as the Grande Crunchwrap for $3.49 or $5 with a crunchy taco and large drink.

This item first went nationwide E3 (May) 2021.

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Crispy Chicken Tacos

December 24, 2020

This item testing in Minneapolis, MN

 

Made with a marinated all-white-meat chicken shell, this taco is filled with avocado ranch sauce, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese.

 

Reported to be priced at $3.49. 

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Flatbread Taco (Loaded Chicken and Beefy Potato)

December 24, 2020

These items are testing in Birmingham, AL. 

 

This was the 3rd test for the Beefy Potato Flatbread Taco, first in 2018 and then again in 2019. 

The Loaded Chicken Flatbread Taco includes grilled chicken topped with lettuce, tomato, shredded cheddar cheese and avocado ranch sauce. The Beefy Potato Flatbread Taco included ground beef, chipotle sauce and yes, potatoes.

These items went nationwide Experience 4 (July 22) 2021.

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