Rejoice! Taco Bell Corporation’s most popular menu item will be returning to menus in its stores for good this month. On Monday, the fast-food chain announced that its Mexican Pizza will return to its menu in all locations nationwide. The item was taken off menus in 2019 following a successful 30-year history at the brand and it’s going to return in a matter of weeks.
“Our menu is full of fan favorites, but the Mexican Pizza is at the top of that list,” Taco Bell CEO Mark King said in a press release. “From its flashy introduction to menus in 1985 as ‘Pizzazz Pizza’ to its inspiration behind the creation of infamous jingles, Mexican Pizza has a long history with the brand and I’m glad we could give fans what they crave and bring our classic Mexican Pizza back home where it belongs.”
Immediately after its removal, a Taco Bell superfan Krish Jagirdar started an online petition to get the company to consider reinstating the item. Amid these changes, the company says the petition is an indication that Taco Bell made the right decision to bring Mexican Pizza back. As of this writing, Jagirdar’s petition has more than 170,000 signatures.
“Like many Indian-Americans who grew up vegetarian, we had limited access to the ‘fun’ fast food, so Taco Bell became a bridge to belonging in American culture for many kids like me who grew up in immigrant households,” petitioner added in the release. “That’s what made it especially devastating when the Mexican Pizza was pulled from menus in 2020, but fast forward two years later and I found myself on a conference call with the Taco Bell team as they shared news of the return of the Mexican Pizza, showing that listening to their fans is clearly embedded in their DNA. It’s one of the many reasons Taco Bell is more than just another fast-food restaurant.”
Taco Bell Rewards Program members will be able to obtain the starting May 17th item through the Taco Bell application for in-store and drive-through purchases. It will then become available for nationwide delivery, as well as in Costa Rica, Aruba, and the Dominican Republic.
The Mexican Pizza—now available in a vegetarian option as well—will be available a la carte for $4.49 or as part of a combo with two crunchy tacos and a large fountain drink for $8.99. Those prices are dependent on location.