Taco Bell is bringing back potatoes, rejoice! And they're testing Beyond Meat, too.

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Taco Bell is bringing back potatoes, rejoice! And they're testing Beyond Meat, too.

The long national nightmare is over: Taco Bell is bringing back potatoes. 

The hit menu item got axed earlier in the pandemic, but the beloved fast food chain announced on Thursday that they were coming back in March. 

The potatoes — favorites like cheesy fiesta potatoes and the spicy potato soft taco — will officially return on March 11. And there's more: Taco Bell will also begin a test-run with Beyond Meat to offer a plant-based protein on its menu. It's all part of a push from the fast food chain to expand its vegetarian options.

"The return of our beloved potatoes is just the first step in showing our fans the strong continued commitment to vegetarian we are making this year,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer, in a statement. "We have long been a leader in the vegetarian space, but this year, we have more meatless options in store that vegetarians, veggie-curious and even meat-eaters will love." Read more...

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