If you don't frequent the hallowed dining room of your local Taco Bell, then, well, you may not understand the significance of today's Naked Chicken Chips announcement. Allow us to explain.
It all began back in January 2017, when the beloved fast-food chain began rolling out its Naked Chicken Chalupa: essentially, a fascinating conglomeration of shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and avocado ranch sauce all housed within a piece of fried chicken shaped like a taco shell. The chicken "shell," if you will, wasn't exactly revolutionary. It had actually been spotted at regional locations as early as 2015. But this was the first time it had seen the light of day as a standard, nationwide menu item.
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Alas, all good, ultra-processed, unnaturally-shaped things must come to an end. And so it came to pass that the Naked Chicken Chalupa disappeared from the menu in March, much to the chagrin of Taco Bell devotees everywhere.