Say goodbye to the 7-Layer Burrito and some beloved potato products.

By Adam Campbell-Schmitt
July 17, 2020
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This week, rumors swirled on the internet that Taco Bell, known as much for its fervent fanbase as its food, might be making some major cuts to its menu. Sadly, unlike a lot of online gossip, this one turned out to be true. Today, Taco Bell announced plans to ax a dozen items as part of an ongoing effort to pare down offerings, including three beloved potato-filled products.

"Beginning August 13, we will be simplifying our menu to streamline operations," a statement from the brand reads. "This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants. With safety top of mind, we want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members."

The 7-Layer Burrito is leaving the menu at Taco Bell.
Taco Bell

"And while change is hard," the statement continues, "a simplified menu and innovation process will leave room for new fan favorites, continued progress in categories such as plant-based diets, and even opportunities for the return of some classics on a limited time basis."

So what's leaving the Taco Bell menu? Here's a full list:

Tacos

  • Grilled Steak Soft Taco

Burritos

  • 7-Layer Burrito

Specialties

  • Quesarito (still available via web/app for order ahead)
  • Nachos Supreme

Cravings Value

  • Beefy Fritos Burrito
  • Spicy Tostada
  • Triple Layer Nachos
  • Spicy Potato Soft Taco

Snacks

  • Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
  • Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho)
  • Chips & Dips

Breakfast

  • Mini Skillet Bowl

However, to soften the blow to customers' cravings, Taco Bell will be permanently adding a $1 Beef Burrito to the Cravings Value menu and putting a limited-time $5 Grande Nacho Box (which comes with a drink) in this mix this August as well. Check out the new menu board below:

Taco Bell

This is the second time in less than a year that Taco Bell has taken away some fan-favorite items. Back in September 2019, the brand retired nine products including Nacho and Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos and the Double Decker Taco. And, as Nation's Restaurant News points out, some Taco Bell locations had suspended breakfast service in March due to closures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, further limiting menu options.