Taco Bell has already made big announcements related to its menu. They brought smiles to the faces of several fans of the fast-food chain. We are just halfway through January and the company is giving some more reasons to its fans for smiling. Taco Bell has announced that it will be bringing back potatoes to its menu. The spuds will be available for order from March 11. It must be noted that the decision to bring back potatoes comes after a lot of outcry by the public. Taco Bell had announced the move to discontinue some of its most popular potato menus in August last year. Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, and Nacho Fries were among items that were discontinued.
The company at the time had said that the decision was aimed at reducing stock keeping units or SKUs and speed up the service. Most of the potato products of Taco Bell’s are produced by local food production facilities in Grant County. Lamb Weston and Simplot are the two main food processors for the company. According to Adam Weber of Weber Farms in Quincy, Nacho Fry became one of the most successful products ever since it was launched. Weber said that Taco Bell’s decision to discontinue its potatoes was a cause of great concern for the National Potato Board.
Many potato growers of Grant Country contribute to Taco Bell’s potato product. Potatoes USA CEO Blair Richardson said that it was very unfortunate that the company felt the need to discontinue potato products from the menu. “Considering the love for potato and potato products, it was a very unfortunate decision. But we are really excited about their decision to bring back potatoes to the menu. We all are looking for ways to get through this challenging time of coronavirus pandemic and what better way than this could be to do it. Potatoes are definitely one of the best fuels for our body,” Weber said.