Crispy Chicken Wings Return to Taco Bell

Crispy chicken wings are back for a limited time, following a successful addition last year. Each order contains eight bone-in wings coated in a queso seasoning, and costs $6.99. Wings go on sale beginning January 26 through February 9 — a week longer than last year’s run.

New this year is a “wings filter” on the app that shows which locations have the wings. Also beginning next week for a limited time,  a $22 “Ultimate GameDay Box” goes on sale that features one Mexican Pizza, four crunchy tacos and eight wings.

New Burrito Coming Out This Week

Just before 2022 comes to a close, the Salsa Verde Grilled Chicken Burrito will make its debut on December 22. The burrito will be stuffed with grilled, marinated chicken, seasoned rice, sour cream, shredded cheese, and salsa verde sauce, rolled up in a flour tortilla. The burrito was tested earlier this year in Oklahoma City, Ok. It will join the Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito as a $2 option on the Cravings Value Menu.

Live Mas Scholarship Application Now Open

Apply for a Live Más Scholarship Today!  The Taco Bell Foundation is committed to helping future leaders achieve their educational goals and move the world forward with scholarships up to $25,000.  Applications are open now at!  Submit your application by January 11, 2023, 5:00 PM PST.  Step 1) Create a two-minute video showcasing your passion and explaining how you want to change the world. Step 2) Visit for details on how to submit your application. Step 3) Check your email or on or around April 27, 2023 for the results.

KFC stores in Russia sold to local operator

Yum Brands has sold its KFC restaurants in Russia to local franchisee Smart Service Ltd., which is responsible for rebranding the approximately 1,000 KFC restaurants into non-Yum entities. Once the transaction is finalized, it will mark the global restaurant company’s full exit from the country. Yum’s transfer of Pizza Hut ownership was completed in July, also to a local operator, Noi-M, who has since rebranded the locations to Pizza H. There are no Taco Bell restaurants in Russia.

Truff, Taco Bell Collaboration Expands Nationwide

Specialty condiment maker Truff has parlayed a small-scale test with Taco Bell into a nationwide co-branded partnership.

The Huntington Beach, California-based company, which makes gourmet hot sauce, spicy mayo, pasta sauce, and other products, is supplying the signature ingredient in Taco Bell’s new Loaded Truff Nacho Fries, a limited-time offer available in all locations across the U.S.

Loaded Truff Nacho Fries feature Truff Hotter Sauce atop a bed of seasoned fries, topped with grilled marinated steak, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh diced tomatoes, warm nacho cheese sauce, and reduced-fat sour cream. Customers can also add Truff to any menu item using the Taco Bell app, for an additional charge.

Fox News Contributor’s $28 Taco Bell Order Confuses Viewers

Fox Business contributor Scott Martin has gone viral for spending $28 on an order for one person at Taco Bell. “You wanna know how bad inflation is? Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco Bell. Cost me about $28 at Taco Bell for lunch,” he shared during a segment on 10/12. Martin, who has probably never heard of a combo meal, attempted to offer some clarity on his pricey order by providing an order summary. It included a Burrito Supreme for $6.09, a Nachos Bell Grande for $7.14, a large Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze for $3.79, a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme for $3.19, and a Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch for $5.19. That’s a grand total of $25.40, not including tax. Many on social media questioned why Martin didn’t opt for a Cravings Box or even a combo.

Taco Bell Bringing Back the Enchirito

After announcing on Sept. 27 that it would bring back a retired menu item, Taco Bell revealed which one it will be. Customers voted in Taco Bell’s app for either the Double Decker Taco or the Enchirito. The Enchirito beat its opponent, receiving 62% of votes by the time voting closed. Fans cast more than 760,000 votes. The Enchirito will be available from Nov. 17 through Nov. 30. You’ll be able to order it through online, for delivery, through Taco Bell’s app or via in-store kiosks nationwide. Taco Bell discontinued the Enchirito in 2013. The Enchirito consists of a beef-, bean- and onion-loaded soft flour tortilla, which is rolled up, coated in red sauce and topped with cheddar cheese.

Taco Bell to Test Beyond Meat Carne Asada

Taco Bell will test meatless carne asada made with Beyond Meat at dozens of its restaurants in Ohio, starting next month. It’s the latest effort to appeal to customers who don’t want to eat meat. Taco Bell has a passionate vegetarian and vegan fan, thanks to its meat-free protein options such as black beans and potatoes.

The KFC Foundation Awards $500K to 50 Nonprofits

The KFC Foundation has awarded 50 deserving non-profit organizations across the U.S. a combined total of $500,000 in Kentucky Fried Wishes grants. Kentucky Fried Wishes is a community-based grant program that encourages eligible KFC restaurant employees to positively impact their local communities by nominating a non-profit organization to receive $10,000 to support a community development project.

“Year after year, we continue to be inspired by the amazing Kentucky Fried Wishes nominations submitted by KFC restaurants across the nation. We are proud to award a record half a million dollars in grant funding this year,” says Emma Horn, Executive Director of the KFC Foundation. “It’s extra meaningful to celebrate these non-profits during the Colonel’s birthday month. He would be proud of how KFC team members are investing in their communities and supporting organizations that are doing some finger lickin’ good!”

KFC’s Founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, would have been 132 years old on September 9. Inspired by the Colonel and his guiding principle to “never pass anybody up,” the KFC Foundation carries on his legacy of doing good, which is why the KFC Foundation awards Kentucky Fried Wishes grant recipients around his birthday.

Get Married in the Metaverse with Taco Bell

Taco Bell is offering the chance for couples around the U.S. to apply to win the brand’s first virtual legal and metaverse wedding package. Taco Bell’s marriage offering is coming to Decentraland for this event—a 3D browser-based platform allowing shared virtual exploration—to celebrate surrounded by loved ones, special guests, Taco Bell fans and live streamed.

Starting August 25 through September 6, couples can apply to tie the knot at the digital metaverse wedding of their dreams by completing a registration form and submitting a video detailing their unique love story, desire to be married in the metaverse and devoted passion for Taco Bell via Taco Bell’s metaverse wedding website. Applicants will receive one entry per person/email address into the contest and can also share their submission video on Instagram, Tik Tok or Twitter with the hashtag #TacoBellMetaverseWeddingContest and tag @tacobell. Any social media-shared videos must be linked or uploaded directly to the contest website.

Once the couple has been selected, Taco Bell will work closely with the pair to create an unforgettable and truly unique wedding. From co-designing wedding attire with a soon-to-be-named designer, to choosing a notable officiant to commemorate the legal union, this one-of-a-kind Taco Bell metaverse wedding will be a true synthesis of long-held traditions and forward thinking as the capabilities of Web 3.0 re-invigorate the culture of weddings.