Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, The two story Taco Bell Defy is the first-of-its-kind restaurant that has multiple drive-thru lanes and uses a proprietary lift system to deliver food from the second-story kitchen right to your car. It does not have a traditional dining room anymore. (Photo by: Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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The Industry-Changing Food Coming To Taco Bell
Plant-based meat producer Beyond Meat and Taco Bell's parent company Yum! Brands have been working on a new meat-free protein for the restaurant's menu since 2021. Though Taco Bell has since tested two new plant-based types of meat, not a lot has been spoken about Beyond Meat's plant-based protein for Taco Bell, that is, until now.
On September 21, Taco Bell announced that its much anticipated plant-based carne asada in collaboration with Beyond Meat was finally ready to be unveiled. The Beyond Carne Asada Steak is made entirely out of plant-based ingredients, has no GMOs or added hormones, and has been given vegan certification by the American Vegetarian Association.
While the new Beyond Carne Asada Steak is meant to be featured in a quesadilla, the plant-based protein can be swapped into any item on the menu. More importantly, Taco Bell has announced that the Beyond Carne Asada Steak quesadilla and the traditional steak will be priced equally and swapping them will come at no additional cost.