Test Marketed Items 

(2021)

Three-Cheese Quesadillas

Early 2021

Testing in the Chicago, IL area.

The three cheese quesadillas were available in the steak, chicken, or cheese variates. These are all made with cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack cheeses.

Prices at $3.99-$4.79.

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Crispy Chicken Sandwhich Taco

February 22, 2021

Tested in Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN.

 

This menu innovation is a buttermilk fried chicken coated in tortilla chips for extra crunch. Paired with a creamy chipotle sauce, the jalapeño buttermilk marinated chicken is nestled in a puffy bread shaped like a taco. A spicy version is also available with thick jalapeño slices.

This item went nationwide Experience 5 (September) 2021.

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Crispy Cheese Dippers

March 4, 2021

In Fullerton, CA you could try the Crispy Cheese Dippers. These are a fun twist on cheese curds, made with real cheddar cheese curds that are rolled in a tortilla chip coating and fried to a golden crisp.

 

Also available as the Crispy Cheese Nacho Fries, consisting of Taco Bell’s popular Nacho Fries loaded with cheese curds, nacho cheese sauce, sour cream and diced tomatoes.

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Grande Cheesy Gordita Crunch

March 11, 2021

Testing in southeast Michigan, this is a re-branded Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch. This item is made with a hard taco shell filled with seasoned beef, lettuce, real cheddar cheese and spicy ranch sauce wrapped in a piece of flatbread with melted three cheese blend and more seasoned beef.

Available in a meal with a 5-layer burrito and drink.

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Stacked Bowls

March 11, 2021

Found in Portland, OR. 

 

Stacked Taco Bowl: a double portion of seasoned beef, seasoned rice, refried beans, a blend of purple cabbage and lettuce, crunchy red strips, a three-cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, tomatoes, and guacamole for $4.49.

 

Stacked Avocado Ranch Chicken Bowl: a double serving of marinated all-white-meat chicken, seasoned rice, black beans, a blend of purple cabbage and lettuce, a three-cheese blend, and avocado ranch sauce for $4.49.

 

Stacked Steak Melt Bowl: a double portion of marinated grilled steak, seasoned rice, black beans, crunchy red strips, tomatoes, creamy chipotle sauce, and a double portion of a melted three-cheese blend for $4.99.

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$1 Spicy Tacos

March 11, 2021

Testing in Columbus, OH 

Turn up the heat with Taco Bell's $1 Spicy Tacos! Available in three flavors, each $1 Spicy Taco comes with a warm flour tortilla loaded with seasoned beef, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and a bold spicy sauce. The three flavors are:

 

Mild Jalapeño: the mildest of the three flavors featuring Taco Bell's signature jalapeño sauce.

 

Medium Chipotle: kick up the heat by replacing the jalapeño sauce with our creamy chipotle sauce.

 

White Hot Ranch: dare to experience the hottest flavor? The spiciest taco features a new White Hot Ranch sauce made with Ghost Chili peppers and creamy buttermilk, bursting with heat.

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Primo Burritos

March 11, 2021

This tested in Kansas City, MO 

This test includes:

$1 Loaded Taco Primo Burrito: a flour tortilla filled with seasoned beef, crunchy red strips, lettuce, reduced fat sour cream, and cheddar cheese for only $1.

Chicken Enchilada Primo Burrito: marinated all-white-meat chicken, reduced fat sour cream, seasoned rice, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese all wrapped in a flour tortilla for $1.49.

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Grilled Cheese Stacker

March 11, 2021

Testing in Houston, TX.

Each stacker starts with a flour tortilla loaded with seasoned beef, a three-cheese blend, and nacho cheese sauce folded into Taco Bell's signature stacker tri-fold. Lastly, Taco Bell adds a grilled three-cheese blend on top for $2.49. The Grande Grilled Cheese Stacker, with 2X the seasoned beef, is also available for $2.99.

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Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Burrito

March 11, 2021

Tested in Cleveland, OH.

 

Taco Bell's grilled cheese innovation continues with the Chicken Enchilada Grilled Cheese Burrito. This mouth-watering menu item comes with a warm flour tortilla filled with marinated all-white-meat chicken, seasoned rice, a three-cheese blend, crunchy red strips, delicious enchilada sauce, and reduced fat sour cream all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and topped with a layer of grilled cheese for $2.99.

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$5 Cravings Trio

May 20, 2021

This tested in Birmingham, AL.

 

Tired of mix and match deals that leave you wanting more? Fans in the Birmingham, AL market can snag the $5 Cravings Trio and select two items from a curated collection of Taco Bell favorites. Choose any two from: Crunchwrap Supreme, Burrito Supreme, Chalupa Supreme, or Cheese Quesadilla paired with the option of a large drink or regular freeze. 

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Grande Stacker

May 20, 2021

This item tested in Minnesota.

 

After going nationwide in September, 2020, the Grande Stacker came back in a test market for a limited time. Priced at $2.99 or in a $5 box with a crunchy taco and a large drink.

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Grande Steak Quesadilla

May 20, 2021

This is testing in St. Cloud, MN.

 

2x the steak in this quesadilla also filled with cheese and creamy jalapeno sauce. Testing for $5 alongside a large drink.

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$2 Cheesy Double Beef Burritos

July 22, 2021

Tested in Toledo, OH.

 

The $2 Cheesy Double Beef Burrito comes with a double serving of seasoned beef, seasoned rice, nacho cheese sauce, crunchy red strips, low fat sour cream, and a three-cheese blend. Spice lovers can turn-up the heat by ordering the spicy version which comes with jalapenos.. Available in a $6.99 box which includes the burrito, a Chalupa Supreme, Doritos Locos Taco, Chips & Cheese, and a Medium Drink.

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Steak White Hot Ranch Fries/Burrito

July 22, 2021

Tested in Chicago, IL.

 

The White Hot Ranch Fries feature the brand’s iconic Nacho Fries and White Hot Ranch sauce, made from Ghost Chili Peppers and cool creamy buttermilk.

Taco Bell starts with Nacho Fries and tops them with seasoned beef or marinated steak, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, White Hot Ranch sauce, and low fat sour cream. The White Hot Ranch Fries can be ordered topped or in a burrito for $2.99* and the Steak Hot Ranch Fries will be available for $3.49*.

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7 Layer Nacho Fries/Burrito

July 22, 2021

Tested in Orlando, FL for $3.49.

 

Boldly seasoned Nacho Fries topped with seasoned beef, black beans, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, guacamole, low fat sour cream, and creamy chipotle sauce. The 7-Layer Nacho Fries will be available topped or in a burrito.

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$2 Grilled Chicken Burritos

July 22, 2021

Tested in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Featuring marinated all-white-meat grilled chicken and available in two flavors, these burritos are loaded with Mexican-inspired ingredients and perfectly grilled.

$2 Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito - a flour tortilla filled with marinated all-white-meat grilled chicken, crunchy red strips, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, avocado ranch sauce, and creamy chipotle sauce.

$2 Salsa Verde Grilled Chicken Burrito - marinated all-white meat grilled chicken, seasoned rice, low fat sour cream, a three cheese blend, and green chili sauce and wrapped in a flour tortilla.

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$7 Deluxe Cravings Box

July 22, 2021

Testing in Char-Hunt Market (Select cities in KY, OH, and WV)

 

Experience the very best of Taco Bell with our most abundant and craveable box yet for only $7*. The $7 Deluxe Cravings Box features 5 of the brand’s most iconic menu items paired with a medium fountain beverage.

The box includes a Beef Chalupa Supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos, Crunchy Taco, and chips with nacho cheese sauce.

This item went nationwide Experience 6 (October) 2021.

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Big Crispy Chicken Tortada

September 2, 2021

The Chicken tortada first tested in 2018 in Missouri. The Chicken Tortada is apparently "a little bit like a Crunchwrap Supreme minus the tostada shell," Brand Eating reports. It's made with a tortilla, 4 Crispy Chicken Chips, red strips, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and pico de gallo.

This "big" version looks similar with possibly larger crispy chicken pieces.

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Breakfast Sandwich Taco

September 2, 2021

Regular BST has bacon or sausage, egg, and shredded cheese wrapped in a flatbread.

Crispy Chicken BST has a piece of fried chicken with jalapeno honey spread in a flatbread.

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$2 Beefy Melt Burrito

October 7, 2021

Testing in Columbus, OH

As Taco Bell continues its commitment to value, the Beefy Melt Burrito is the latest addition to satisfy customer cravings. For only $2, Columbus residents are in for a treat and can choose to have their Beefy Melt Burrito in Cheesy, Crunchy or Spicy.

Beef, Rice, Sour Cream, Nacho cheese, and shredded cheese. Crunchy version adds new queso strips. Spicy version adds jalapenos and [possibly chipotle] sauce.

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Fajita Quesalupa

October 7, 2021

Testing in Toledo, OH

After years of perfecting the recipe since it originally launched in 2016, the Quesalupa is getting an upgrade with the Fajita Quesalupa. This sizzling combo, features a fire roasted Fajita Quesalupa shell, poblano sauce, lettuce, cheddar, tomatoes and lots of cheese in every bite. Fans can get the Fajita Quesalupa a la carte with their protein choice of Chicken for $3.99 and Steak for $4.49. For a bundled deal, fans can get the Fajita Quesalupa Combo that features a Fajita Quesalupa, Chips & Cheese and a medium fountain drink.

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Cravetarian Box

October 7, 2021

Testing in Detroit, MI

The Cravetarian box uses all plant-based beef for it's items. This box includes a Chalupa Supreme, a Burrito Supreme, chips and cheese, and a medium drink.

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$2 Value Burritos

October 7, 2021

Testing partially in Phoenix, AZ

This menu includes the Beefy Melt Burrito (testing in OH), the Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito, and the Fiest Veggie Burrito (both testing in Phoenix, AZ)

With the addition of the $2 burritos for the test, they've shortened the $1 value menu items to just four (from seven): the Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and Cheesy Roll Up (the Beef Burrito, Chicken Chipotle Melt, and Chips & Nacho Cheese Sauce have been pushed out).

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Crispy Dipping Flautas

November 11, 2021

Tested in Oklahoma City, OK

Fans in Oklahoma City can be the first to get their hands on Taco Bell’s new Crispy Dipping Flautas featuring craveable flavors rolled together. Made perfect for dipping, it starts with warm, flour tortillas stuffed with Taco Bell’s signature seasoned beef and melted cheese rolled up and crisped to a golden perfection.They are crispy on the outside and melty on the inside.The Crispy Dipping Flautas come in pairs and are served with your choice of dip (Spicy Ranch, Nacho Cheese or Creamy Chipotle).

Can’t get enough? Fans can also get the Flauta Box which includes a pair of Crispy Dipping Flautas, Cinnamon Twists, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and a medium drink for $5.49.

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