Taco Bell is running out of Mexican pizza less than two weeks after its return

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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Taco Bell is running out of Mexican pizza, less than two weeks after the chain brought back the menu item.

The chain is owned by Yum Brands It said in a statement that it’s working with its restaurants and suppliers to get the item back on its menu permanently by fall.

“We are working as quickly as possible to restock Mexican pizza ingredients,” the chain said on Twitter.

Taco Bell pizza includes marinated beef and beans between two crusts, with pizza sauce, melted cheese, and tomatoes. Vegetarians can order it without beef.

The demand for Mexican pizza was seven times higher than when it was last on the menu Back in November 2020According to Taco Bell. The chain has cut Mexican pizza and pico de gallo and cut chicken from its offerings as part of a push to streamline operations and focus on more popular items.

But after fans begged for the return of Mexican pizza, Taco Bell brought the item back on May 19. One restaurant in Roseville, California sold more than 1,000 in a single day, the company said.

Taco Bell used their partnership with rapper Doja Cat to spark excitement for the item’s return. The chain was also planning to release a TikTok musical, starring Doja Cat and country music legend Dolly Parton. The release of the musical has also been delayed.

Taco Bell isn’t the only fast food chain facing a menu item shortage thanks to social media buzz. International brands restaurant Popeyes Sold out of the first chicken sandwich nationwide In August 2019, less than a month after it debuted. Twitter runner Between Chick-fil-A and Popeyes consumers have inspired the desire to sample the new sandwich for themselves. But waiting only led to more anticipation from customers. The chicken sandwich returned to stores in November, leading to hours-long queues at some locations.

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