Two New Items coming to Taco Bell before Christmas

The $5 Chalupa Cravings Box and the Double Berry Freeze both will drop on Dec. 21. The Chalupa box includes a Beef Chalupa Supreme, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a classic crunchy taco and cinnamon twists. The Double Berry Freeze combines Blue Raspberry and Wild Strawberry. A regular size is $3.29 ($1 during Happier Hour, 2-5 p.m.) and a large is $3.49.

Travis Kelce Celebrated Thanksgiving With KFC

Travis Kelce may not have spent Thanksgiving exactly how he had hoped, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a good meal. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end opened up about preparing to be solo for the November holiday—after it was previously rumored that he may have been planning to spend time with his new girlfriend Taylor Swift—and gave a hint at what he’d likely be indulging in for comfort food. On the Nov. 22-released episode of the New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce podcast, he revealed that he would “be feasting on KFC because I won’t have anybody here”—and that’s exactly what he did, although, he wasn’t alone while doing it, as he was joined by a crew of friends, instead. The “TK Thanksgiving order” included 56 pieces of KFC’s signature fried chicken, 80 hot & spicy wings, three catering-sized sides of mashed potatoes and gravy, two mac and cheese orders, and two orders of corn.

Taco Bell Coin Drop is Back

Taco Bell has announced the return of Coin Drop. For those who haven’t played before, the Taco Bell Coin drop is a game that users can play on the Taco Bell app, in order to win rewards. The promotion is back to celebrate Giving Tuesday, after raising almost $200,000 for the Live Más Scholarship program and the Taco Bell Foundation during its run in July. So, how can you get in on the action with Taco Bell’s Coin Drop? If you’ve never played before, it really couldn’t be easier.

Simply download the Taco Bell app, and select ‘Round Up.’ Then, you’ll be offered a digital coin, which will present you with a bunch of different free items. These range from Taco Bell’s Crunchy Tacos, to their Cinnamon Twists.

  1. Download the Taco Bell app
  2. Open it and select ‘Round Up’
  3. Press the coin that appears on-screen
  4. Wait for your prize to appear!

This promotion is currently running and will continue until December 11.

KFC is bringing back a fan-favorite menu item — this time, in 3 flavors

KFC brought back a fan-favorite menu item on Nov. 12: Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps. The returning menu item was introduced for a limited time earlier this year and is now being offered nationwide at the cost of two wraps for $5. And this time, the two returning wraps are bringing a new flavor with them.

The menu item, which was first called “Twister Wraps” and discontinued in 2014.  Luckily for those fans, the wraps are back, with a new lineup that includes:

  • The Mac & Cheese Wrap: This brand-new wrap features an Extra Crispy fried chicken tender topped with KFC’s cheddar mac and cheese and is sprinkled with the chain’s three-cheese blend in a tortilla.
  • The Spicy Slaw Chicken Wrap: This wrap takes an Extra Crispy tender and tops it with a mix of KFC coleslaw, spicy sauce and pickles in a tortilla.
  • The Classic Chicken Wrap: This wrap takes an extra crispy tender and pairs it with pickles and creamy mayo in a tortilla.

Taco Bell is testing Breakfast Tater Tots

The Breakfast Tater Tots debuted last week in Chicago. These tots are a breakfast version of nachos, with tater tots replacing chips. The plate of hot crispy tater tots is topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, or sausage, and loads of melted cheese. The Breakfast Tater Tots should be a slam-dunk winner. The tots arrived November 16 at 136 Taco Bell restaurants in Chicago.

KFC Debuts New Holiday Bucket Design

With the holidays just around the corner, KFC is serving up extra joy this season with a new holiday bucket design and matching holiday merch collection. We are also serving up two new menu items to make holiday celebrations Extra Crispy.

Since the 1960s, KFC restaurants around the world have created unique, holiday-themed buckets to celebrate the season. KFC’s new, 2023 limited-edition “Secret Recipe of Joy” holiday bucket reminds us that KFC has been serving families joy with its finger lickin’ good fried chicken for over 70 years. Many of KFC’s convenient bucket meals will come in the special holiday bucket for a limited time, starting Nov.

New this year, KFC’s popular new meal, the $20 Fill Up Box, will also come in a special holiday box featuring the “Secret Recipe of Joy” design. KFC’s $20 Fill Up Box includes 12 Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets, four pieces of chicken on the bone, Secret Recipe Fries, four biscuits and your choice of four dipping sauces – ideal for smaller holiday celebrations.

Two new menu items will also arrive Nov. 12: a new Mac & Cheese Wrap joins the Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps lineup as 2 for $5 wraps* return, and the Colonel’s Homestyle Brownie, a family-size fudgy brownie that can be added to any bucket meal, or the $20 Fill Up Box, for just $5.

Taco Bell is gaining ground as people look to save on food

In the US, Taco Bell is seeing 2-3% growth in the number of orders “across all income levels,” said David Gibbs, CEO of Taco Bell’s parent company Yum Brands, during an analyst call Wednesday November 1st discussing the company’s third quarter financial results. “So our stores in lower-income trade areas are performing well … just like our stores in high-income trade areas,” he said. Sales at Taco Bell’s US stores open at least a year jumped 8% in the third quarter, year over year.

Jamal Murray Gets His Own Meal at KFC

It has been a winning year for KFC Chicken Nuggets and STARRY, PepsiCo’s crisp, refreshing, lemon-lime flavored soda. To celebrate, the pair are teaming up to recognize basketball star Jamal Murray’s championship, to relaunch the Jamal Murray Meal at KFC, and offer 27 leather jackets – a homage to Jamal’s jersey number – to loyal fans. The Jamal Murray Meal, available on the KFC app and from October 19 to December 31, 2023, features 12 KFC Nuggets hand-breaded in Original Recipe® paired with a refreshing medium STARRY. The meal also includes Secret Recipe Fries, a biscuit, and Jamal’s favorite dipping sauces: Buffalo Ranch and Classic Ranch.

To be one of the 27 fans to score the rare leather jacket and rep their favorite player or receive an autographed pin set, fans need to go to the NTWRK app, pay a refundable $1, and be first to enter their information. The collection will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during a livestream episode on October 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET.

Taco Bell: The Fastest Drive-Thru in America

For the third consecutive year, Taco Bell was the fastest quick-service drive-thru in America, according to the QSR Drive-Thru Report. This go-around, it clocked a total time of 278.84 seconds, a pretty sizable gap from Carl’s Jr.’s No. 2 result of 303.74. Taco Bell was also the pack leader in average service time at 205.35 seconds, ahead of Wendy’s 229.5.

Free taco from Taco Bell during the World Series

Taco Bell in partnership with MLB announced the return of its “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promo for baseball’s World Series, which starts on Oct. 27. The first player to steal a base will be dubbed this year’s “Taco Hero,” scoring free tacos for Taco Bell Rewards Members nationwide. There will also be the opportunity to win “Taco Bell for Life” in the form of a $15,000 digital gift card. That’s a lot of Mexican Pizzas and Nacho Fries with Vegan Nacho Sauce.