Dolly Parton to star in a musical on TikTok about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza

Dolly Parton is starring in a TikTok musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza. The musical will premiere live on TikTok on May 26th. The country music icon shared the news about her leading role in “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” on social media. “I’m making #MexicanPizzaTheMusical with @TacoBell,” Parton wrote in an Instagram post, which contained a photo of the screenplay. The satirical musical is “based on the true story of the Internet losing its mind” after the fast-food chain removed the product from its menu in late 2020, according to the screenplay shared on Parton’s Instagram post.

“They used to make a little … Mexican Pizza,” Parton said of Taco Bell, “which is also good. I love that.”

***UPDATE 5/27/22***

“Mexican Pizza: The Musical” has been postponed.  The event will likely be rescheduled to a later date.



KFC is Offering Fried Chicken Bouquets for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, KFC and Proflowers are helping you celebrate mom like never before – introducing the Kentucky Fried Buckquet, a DIY floral arrangement that, once  assembled, can be part fried chicken, part fresh flowers and altogether amazing.

Order a KFC Sides Lovers Meal for Mother’s Day via the KFC mobile app or (offer online only, not available in restaurants) between May 1-3 and receive a promo code to redeem your very own free Kentucky Fried Buckquet kit from Proflowers. The Kentucky Fried Buckquet kit from Proflowers will include 12 colorful and vibrant roses, a glass vase, a KFC vase applique, eight skewers (for KFC’s world famous fried chicken separately purchased and not included in kit) and a card to tell mom just how much you love her (as if the Buckquet didn’t do so already!).

Mexican Pizza is Back!

Following a two year absence, the Mexican Pizza is coming back!

After the decision back in 2020 to remove the popular Mexican Pizza from the menu, fans have been clamoring for its return. The effort led to a petition signed by more than 200,000 frustrated customers. After nearly two years of outcry on social media, Taco Bell announced it’s bringing the fan-favorite back: “I’m glad we could give fans what they crave and bring our classic Mexican Pizza back home where it belongs,” said CEO Mark King. The return of the pizza will be rolled out on May 19th, but will “only be available through DoorDash for the first week of its re-release.”

New Taco Bell in Wake Forest, NC!

LVE is excited to announce the grand opening of the newest Taco Bell in North Carolina!  Located in Gateway Commons minutes from the Heritage and Traditions communities in Wake Forest. This new location is our First with Double Drive-Thru!

We are proud to join the community and further build the brand!  Congratulations to the LVE Development team led by Mario Flores, Area Coach Desmond Toon, and General Manager Asmar Wilson!

951 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest, NC

Taco Bell Adds New Dairy-Based Coffee Creamer

Taco Bell restaurants nationwide have introduced a dairy-based coffee creamer and a new coffee drink. The vanilla creamer replaces a non-dairy product and will become a permanent offering. Consumers who order 12-ounce hot or 20-ounce iced coffee drinks have the option of adding the creamer. The creamer also is featured in the Cinnabon Delights Coffee, which is available at participating U.S. locations for a limited time.  The creamer and the Cinnabon Delights flavor demonstrates Taco Bell’s commitment to grow its breakfast business.

Jack Harlow’s KFC Favorites

Kentucky native and multiple-GRAMMY nominated rapper Jack Harlow is sharing his favorite KFC menu items to be featured on the KFC app and  Beginning March 24, fans can find Jack Harlow’s Kentucky Fried Favorites on the KFC app and Included in Jack’s Kentucky Fried Favorites are the rapper’s go-to menu items— the Spicy KFC Chicken Sandwich, Secret Recipe Fries, Extra Crispy Tenders, a side of Mac & Cheese and of course, KFC’s famous biscuits.

“Partnering up with KFC feels like poetic justice. I’ve begun traveling the world and no matter how far I go, KFC is one of the first things people want to bring up when they find out where I’m from,” says Jack. “I’m excited to align myself with something that started in Kentucky, but resonates all over the globe. I grew up going to the restaurant with my family, here are a few of the menu items I’ve been enjoying since I was a child.”

You can skip the drive-thru line and enjoy Jack’s Kentucky Fried Favorites faster by ordering through KFC’s Quick Pick-Up option on the KFC app or at select locations. After placing a digital order for Quick Pick-Up, guests can head to the restaurant, park in dedicated VIP parking spots, and run inside to grab their hot and ready order waiting for them on KFC’s new Quick Pick-Up shelf.

March Madness and Nacho Fries

Taco Bell is giving away free Nacho Fries Thursday through Saturday with its app and a $1 minimum purchase. Taco Bell Rewards members can get the app deal once per day for in-store or drive-thru pickup orders.

Through Sunday, spend $20 or more before taxes, fees and gratuities and get $5 off your order for delivery at participating locations for users who place an order on the Uber Eats or Postmates websites or apps.

Colonel Sanders Getting the Movie Treatment

The Colonel’s Secret: Eleven Herbs and a Spicy Daughter, a memoir written by Sanders’ daughter Margaret about his life and their complicated relationship is being adapted into a feature film.  The movie will take a deep-fried dive into Colonel Sanders’ life, which is sure to be a wild ride for audiences. For a man who made his fortune perfecting fried chicken, the movie is suitably titled A Finger Lickin’ Good Story: The Life of Colonel Sanders.  No word on when production begins or scheduled release date.

New Uniforms @ Taco Bell to Celebrate 60 Years

Taco Bell turns 60 this summer and our team members will have new outfits to mark the occasion. Employees will be given a new T-shirt that’s designed by Los Angeles-based streetwear creator Born X Raised that celebrates Taco Bell’s Southern Californian heritage. The shirt commemorates this milestone and features the our signature colors with a unique take on the Taco Bell logo.

“Anniversaries are for celebrating, and what better way to kick that off than with the foundational support that has made Taco Bell what it is for the past 60 years, our team members,” Sean Tresvant, Taco Bell’s global chief brand officer, said in a press release.
A new “anniversary-inspired meal” will be available to order only on our app and website beginning Monday March 21st. The $8.99 all-vegetarian meal includes a black-bean crunchwrap supreme, bean burrito, spicy potato soft taco, and cinnamon twists, served with a large unsweetened iced tea.

KFC Pauses Development in Russia

After the country’s invasion of Ukraine, Yum! Brands Inc., parent company of KFC, is pausing investment in Russia, a key market that helped the brand achieve record development in 2021.

Yum!, which has at least 1,000 KFC locations and 50 Pizza Hut locations in Russia that are nearly all independent franchisees, said in a post on its website dated March 7th that it had “suspended all investment and restaurant development in Russia while we continue to assess additional options.”

Last year was a record year of development for KFC, led by new restaurants opening in China, India and Russia, executives said during an earnings call on Feb. 9. In Russia, the company was opening about 100 new restaurants annually and had expected to continue a “a similar expansion strategy going forward.”

Many companies have begun to pull their business out of Russia amid sanctions and outrage over the invasion of Ukraine.