12 New Items to be Introduced in 2024

Taco Bell will introduce over 12 new items to its menu throughout 2024. The announcement was shared during Super Bowl weekend in a livestreaming event called “Live Más Live”.  The list of products include Cantina Chicken, a flavorful form of chicken that’s been “oven-roasted, shredded, and packed with a savory seasoning of Mexican spices including pasilla and other varieties of chilies.” The chicken can be complemented with purple cabbage, pico de gallo and a white corn taco shell, and can be topped with Avocado Verde Salsa — one of the brand’s new sauce packets.

Five versions of the Cantina Chicken will be added to the menu:

  • Cantina Chicken Burrito.
  • Soft Cantina Chicken Taco.
  • Crispy Cantina Chicken Taco.
  • Cantina Chicken Quesadilla.
  • Cantina Chicken Bowl.

Other items to be introduced include Cheesy Chicken Crispanada, Mountain Dew Baja Blast Gelato, and Crispy Chicken Nuggets.

KFC rolls out new ‘Chizza’ for very first time in the United States

It’s not pizza — it’s “Chizza.” KFC introduced the first-of-its-kind chicken pizza to all of its stores nationwide this week. The Chizza is made with two fried chicken filets topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Chicken and pizza lovers can try the Chizza on its own or with a combo meal, which includes the Chizza, Secret Recipe Fries and a medium drink. The “Chizza” is available for a limited time.

Taco Bell sprinkles its menu with Tajin

Taco Bell is testing a Tajin Crunchy Taco, Tajin Twists and a Tajin Strawberry Freeze at one Orange County, Calif., location for a limited time. Taco Bell formed a partnership with Tajin to bring the iconic Mexican seasoning onto the menu. The classic Tajin is a mildly spiced blend of red chilies, lime and sea salt that originated in Mexico but has recently gained culinary traction in the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this culinary journey with Tajin, a brand whose unique seasoning blends are revered for their versatility in the kitchen,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s chief global food innovations officer, in a statement. “This collaboration is a celebration of bold flavors and innovative pairings that showcase how Tajin’s iconic chili-lime seasoning perfectly complements classic Taco Bell menu items. Together we’re bringing new flavors to the taco experience and delivering an unforgettable taste adventure.”

The Tajin Crunchy Taco features a corn shell spiced with the original Tajin blend and filled with seasoned beef, ranch sauce, lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and mango salsa; it’s priced at $2.89.

Tajin Twists, crispy puffed corn twists sprinkled with a bold Tajin seasoning, tap into the growing snacking trend at fast food concepts; an order goes for $1.29. And the Tajin Strawberry Freeze fits into chains’ expanding beverage focus. The frosty drink is a blend of Taco Bell’s Wild Strawberry Freeze with real mango pieces and Tajin fruity chamoy sauce; it sells for $3.59.

Each item comes with a packet of Tajin seasoning on the side so guests can sprinkle to taste for a customized experience. Customers who wish to try all three LTOs at once can order a Tajin Combo for $6.99.

Taco Bell’s limited time Tajin menu is in test through March 6, or while supplies last.

Taco Bell Unveils the Cheesy Chicken Crispanada

From the masterminds of the Taco Bell test kitchen comes the Cheesy Chicken Crispanada. This iconic empanada is set to hit menus nationwide for a limited time starting February 15, bringing with it a fusion of craveable flavors.

Taco Bell’s Cheesy Chicken Crispanada, a twist on the classic empanada, underwent testing in Tennessee in early 2023, sparking excitement among fans and leading to its nationwide debut. Announced at Taco Bell’s inaugural Live Más LIVE event in Las Vegas, the Cheesy Chicken Crispanada kicks off a full year of innovation to come. Encased within a crispy, golden shell bursting with vibrant Mexican-inspired flavors, including a harmonious blend of tender and seasoned chicken and a melty infusion of rich, gooey cheese. Available for $3.49, the Cheesy Chicken Crispanada will make its nationwide debut starting February 15, for a limited time.

Taco Bell Revives the Ice Cream Chocolate Tacos

On Instagram, it was revealed that “daringly delicious ice cream” brand Salt & Straw was collaborating with Taco Bell to bring back a version of chocolate tacos.

“Taco Tuesday like you’ve never had it before 😏 Yesterday our head ice cream maker was at Live Más Live to announce the return of our iconic Ice Cream Chocolate Tacos in collaboration with @tacobell,” the caption of the Feb. 11 post read, adding that the treats are “coming this summer to all scoop shops and online for nationwide shipping.”

KFC Introduces New Smash’d Potato Bowls

KFC is introducing new Smash’d Potato Bowls for just $3.49. Smash your hunger with a next-level twist on a fan-favorite Famous Bowl that makes potatoes the star, available at KFCs nationwide. Nothing beats mashed potatoes, except mashed potatoes topped with crispy Secret Recipe Fries, warm cheese sauce, bacon crumbles and a three-cheese blend. What could be better than all your favorite flavors smashed together for only $3.49? Add five KFC’s hand-breaded, fan-favorite chicken nuggets for only $2 more.

Taco Bell Launches The New Cravings Value Menu

Taco Bell is ringing in the new year with new value offerings that give fans more ways to save. With a long history of providing delicious and affordable food to its fans, Taco Bell continues to innovate and create new ways to make fans happy and full. Today, Taco Bell unveiled a revitalized Cravings Value Menu featuring a total of 10 menu items and the new, permanent Veggie Build-Your-Own-Cravings-Box taking value and customization to new heights. With this two-in-one value rollout, Taco Bell is putting more on the menu with new customization options.

New Cravings Value Menu – 10 Full-Sized Menu Items for $3 or Less
Fans of Taco Bell’s Cravings Value Menu are in luck. The brand is rolling out a refresh of its reliable value offerings featuring six new menu items and four classic fan-favorites. The new Cravings Value Menu will include more satiating, meal-sized items with a total of 10 different items to choose from, each priced for $3 or less. The new Cravings Value Menu mainstays feature four vegetarian items including the Cheesy Roll Up at $1.19, Spicy Potato Soft Taco at $1.29, Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito at $1.49 and Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes at $2.49. Complementing the existing fan-favorites, six new items to the Cravings Value Menu, sure to fill up fans’ cravings, include:

  • $1.99 Double Stacked Taco: This taco is stacked with classic Taco Bell flavors, made up of a Crunchy Taco shell filled with seasoned beef, fiesta strips, lettuce, cheddar cheese, all wrapped in a soft tortilla with nacho cheese sauce
  • $2.19 Stacker: Indulgent cheesy, beefy flavors all stacked together, made up of seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce and 3-cheese blend, folded together into a tortilla
  • $2.79 Cheesy Double Beef*** Burrito: Beefy, cheesy flavors featuring double the seasoned beef, seasoned rice, nacho cheese sauce, fiesta strips, 3-cheese blend and reduced fat sour cream, all wrapped up in a tortilla
  • $2.29 3-Cheese Chicken Flatbread Melt: Cheesy chicken indulgence featuring grilled chicken, creamy chipotle sauce and 3-cheese blend, all folded into a pillowy flatbread
  • $2.49 Chicken Enchilada Burrito: Mexican-inspired flavors made up of grilled chicken, seasoned rice, red sauce, 3-cheese blend and reduced fat sour cream, all wrapped up in a tortilla
  • $2.99 Loaded Beef Nachos: Nachos loaded with flavor in every bite featuring nacho chips topped with seasoned beef, beans, nacho cheese sauce, red sauce, reduced fat sour cream and guacamole

LVE Opens Four New Taco Bells in December

LVE opened four Taco Bells in three days the week of December 18th.  

  • Weaverville, NC – Wednesday, 12-20  /  LVE’s 200th Restaurant in the portfolio! 
  • Lake Placid, FL – Thursday, 12-21 
  • Mt, Airy, NC – Friday, 12-22 
  • Plant City, FL – Friday, 12-22

We are fortunate to have a strong combination of great food and great people to continue our success into 2024!

KFC adds Honey BBQ and Spicy Mac & Cheese to its wraps lineup

Taco Bell Introduces New Taco for Steak Lovers

Taco Bell is rolling out a new Soft Steak Taco.  This limited-time taco features a flour tortilla filled with marinated grilled steak, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and an avocado ranch sauce.  While the Soft Steak Taco is only available at participating Taco Bell locations in Phoenix, Arizona, and Bakersfield, California, if it does well it will be available nationwide.  In addition to the Soft Steak Taco, Taco Bell is testing its first-ever line of frozen coffee and shakes called “Chillers” at select locations.