UPCOMING Experiences 

 test marketed items 

(2020)

E9 (November 5 - Dec. 24)

Toasted Cheddar Chalupa returns for the 2nd time with beef, chicken, and steak options.

The $5 Toasted Cheddar Chalupa will include the TCC, a Crunchy Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a Medium Drink.

NEW Digital only veggie cravings menu - this includes items made vegetarian by including black beans


 

Taco Bell removes the following items from the menu:  Grande Stacker, Mexican Pizza, Pico de Gallo and Shredded Chicken (includes Shredded Chicken Burrito and Shredded Chicken soft taco)

The Chicken Chipotle Melt replaces the Shredded Chicken Chipotle Melt

#8 Combo becomes 3 Doritos Locos Tacos and a Large Drink (Replaces Mexican Pizza Combo)

2021 Experiences

E1 is expected to be a $1 LTO, as it usually is, and will start December 25, 2020.

The only item so far we are very sure of going Nationwide at some point in 2021 is Quesalupa. This item has gone nationwide in the past and is testing E8 2020 in Tennessee. 

  • The average test-to-nationwide time span is 8 months (Range is 3-21 months)

  • The average repeat LTO time span is 12 months (Range is 4 to 31 months)

We are unsure if Taco Bell is done with the Nacho Fries - through the end of this year we are on the longest break from Nacho Fries since they were first released in January 2018. This sign points to them not coming back.

In 2021, we will expect another console giveaway around E8 or E9.

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September 24, 2020

Quesalupa

The Quesalupa starts testing again in Knoxville, TN on 9/24/2020.

The cross between a quesadilla and a chalupa was first introduced in 2016. It's a shell stuffed with melted mozzarella and pepper jack cheese, and stuffed taco ingredients like beef, lettuce, cheddar cheese, sour cream and tomatoes.

August 13, 2020

Cantina Crispy Melt Taco / BellGrande Taco

Taco Bell is known for its craveable, indulgent food innovation. As the brand continues its menu evolution, the Cantina Crispy Melt Taco is giving the Detroit market an elevated experience of the iconic Crunchy Taco.

The Cantina Crispy Melt Taco starts with a freshly fried white corn shell and a melted layer of nacho cheese sauce and a three-cheese blend, then topped with seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, lettuce, cheddar cheese and tomatoes. Fans can also enjoy a vegetarian version by simply swapping the beef for black beans. 

Order the Cantina Crispy Melt Taco a la carte for $1.99 or in a box paired with a Beef Chalupa Supreme, Crunchy Taco, and medium drink for $5.

August 06, 2020

Crispy Chicken Wings

Served in a box of five with a side of Spicy Ranch to dip into, these wings come in at a cost of $4.99 each. 

Testing in Fullerton, CA

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 test marketed items 

(2019)

January 01, 2020

$1 Shredded Chicken Tacos

Testing in Phoenix, AZ

"Taco Bell's commitment to value continues with the test of the new $1 Shredded Chicken Tacos. This product features Taco Bell's flavorful shredded chicken topped with fresh lettuce, crunchy red strips, cheddar cheese, and the choice of spicy ranch, creamy chipotle, or buffalo sauce all for $1. If one taco is not enough, why not order one of each flavor!

The Shredded Chicken Taco will also be featured in a $5 Box alongside a chalupa Supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, and a medium drink. "

January 01, 2020

Steak and Poblano Quesadilla

Testing in Cleveland, OH.

 

"Following the test of the "From Our Cantina" Bowl and Burrito earlier this year, Cleveland fans will now have the opportunity to try the next "From Our Cantina" menu test item. The Steak and Poblano Quesadilla features marinated steak combined with mild, roasted poblano peppers, flavorful avocado ranch, and a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack cheeses. Paired with a side of guacamole and nacho chips, this quesadilla gives fans an elevated dining experience just like our Cantinas.

Order the Steak and Poblano Quesadilla for $6.49, vegetarian for $4.49 or with grilled, all-white-meat chicken for $5.49."

January 01, 2020

Grilled Cheese Burrito

Testing in Chattanooga, TN

"Calling all cheese lovers! Taco Bell takes a twist on an American classic with the Grilled Cheese Burrito - featuring melted cheese both inside and grilled on the outside of the burrito giving fans an unapologetically indulgent experience. 

This burrito includes melted cheeses, beef, rice, three-cheese blend, chipotle sauce, red strips & sour cream all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Lastly, Taco Bell adds a final layer of melted cheese then its grilled for just $2.99. Order it in a $5 Box paired with 2 Crunchy Tacos and a medium drink or the larger $7 Box with a Beef Chalupa Supreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, Chips with Nacho Cheese Sauce, and a medium drink."

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 test marketed items 

(2018)

December 27, 2018

$5 Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box

This item tested in Charlotte, North Carolina

It's refried beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole on nacho chips with a medium drink.

December 27, 2018

$5 Cheesy Jalapeno Nacho Box

This item testing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The box comprises nacho chips, seasoned beef, refried beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeño sauce, jalapeños and a medium-sized drink.

December 27, 2018

$1 Beefy Potato Flatbread

This item spotted testing in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This dish is a warm flatbread with seasoned potato bites, seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese sauce and melted cheddar cheese. Adding jalapeños is an option. It's also available in a $5 Box with a Doritos Locos Taco, Crunchy Taco, Cinnamon Twists and a medium drink.

5/9/19 - Spotted testing again in Chattanooga, TN. 

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 test marketed items 

(2017)

December 30, 2017

$1 Fajita Fries and the Crispy Fajita Quesadilla

The Fajita Fries and Quesadilla were spotted in online surveys late November and are now being tested in the Oklahoma City, OK Taco Bell restaurants.

The $1 Fajita Fries are served with your choice of dip: Spicy Ranch or Nacho Cheese Sauce. The Crispy Fajita Quesadilla is filled with your choice of chicken or steak, along with fajita fries as well as what appears to be three cheese blend and spicy ranch (no confirmation on ingredients and no current prices available)

December 21, 2017

Crispy Chicken Burritos

Think of the Chikstars...but as a burrito...and that's what this is. Spotted testing in Kansas City, KS, you can order this as Chipotle or as Bacon Ranch. 

To see more, view the source.

December 21, 2017

Crispy Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap

The Crispy Chicken Caesar Crunchwrap was spotted testing in Mooresville, NC. A small town north of Charlotte, NC. Similar to the Caesar Crunchwrap we saw testing in Ohio exactly a year ago, except this time it's filled with crispy chicken.

To see more, view the source.

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 test marketed items 

(2016)

December 28, 2016

French Fries

Taco Bell has tested fries in the past as well as keeps fries as a permanent item in locations worldwide outside the United States. Last time we saw Taco Bell test fries was the end of 2016 in the town of it's HW; Irvine, CA.

CONFIRMED E2 2018

December 22, 2016

Double Chalupa

The Double Chalupa tested in Glendale, WI. Reminiscent of the XXL Chalupa released in 2010,tThis was a Chalupa "boat" filled with double the beef, nacho cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and 3 cheese blend. These beasts were $3.49 a piece or you could get them in a $5 box with a doritos taco, regular taco, and a medium drink.

CONFIRMED E6 2017

The Double Chalupa made it's nationwide debut June 22, 2017.

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 test marketed items 

(2015 and earlier)

October 25, 2015

Loaded Breakfast Bowls

The Loaded Breakfast Bowls were tested in North Carolina. These consisted of bacon or sausage along with hash browns, egg, cheddar cheese, and pico de gallo in a bowl.

(This was a breakfast only item)

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