Taco Bell Just Announced Bad News For Mexican Pizza Fans

The day that has been rumored about for months (but we all knew was eventually coming) is officially here. Fast food chain Taco Bell has just released on its website the revamped Taco Bell 2020 menu, which will begin being implemented nationwide on November 5th. Claiming they had to eliminate some items to streamline the menu in an attempt to make service faster and more efficient, the chain has now confirmed that they will be getting rid of five menu items. (Though two of the items you will still be able to order even though they no longer appear on the official menu, as Taco Bell will still have all the ingredients to make them on hand.)

One fan favorite that people are particularly sad to see leave is the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. The menu item is so popular that it has inspired a Change.org petition to save it, asking supporters to purchase as many Mexican Pizzas as possible in the weeks leading up to the menu change to show the fast food chain how much they love the dish. The petition links to an article by The Takeout, which explains that the Mexican Pizza is especially important to the South Asian community in America, who frequently adhere to a vegetarian or halal diet for religious or cultural reasons and the menu item is easily (and deliciously) customizable. As of right now, almost 15,000 people have signed the petition.

These are the Taco Bell menu items officially leaving on November 5th

In addition to the Mexican Pizza, Taco Bell customers can expect to see two ingredients leave the menu in early November — pico de gallo and the chain's shredded chicken. Taco Bell suggests in the future, instead of ordering pico de gallo, vegan and lactose-intolerant fans order dishes "fresco style" to swap any dairy products out with fresh tomatoes. The loss of shredded chicken means that three menu items will also in fact be leaving the Taco Bell menu: the Shredded Chicken Soft Taco, Shredded Chicken Burrito, and the Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Melt. These three items will still be available made with other proteins. Taco Bell suggests anyone looking for menu items similar to the shredded chicken options should try the classic Chicken Quesadilla or the new Chicken Chipotle Melt. Other new menu items to debut at Taco Bell include the Dragonfruit Freeze and the Quesalupa.

The two Taco Bell menu items that will technically be off the menu, but you will still be able to ask for are the Quesarito and the 7 Layer-Burrito. The fast food company suggests using the Taco Bell app or website to play around with different combinations and see what past menu items you are able to recreate using the existing menu. Taco Bell states that this is the final phase of the 2020 menu revamp, so customers can rest assured that any items displayed on the new menu are safe for now.