Taco Bell is Testing a Subscription Taco Pass
Dining - Tech

Taco Bell is testing a 30-day taco subscription service that can only be purchased via the chain’s app, the quick-service brand announced. The Taco Lover’s Pass, which sells for between $5 and $1...

Restaurant Business
September 14, 2021

Don’t Let This Love Go To Waste. Give New Life To Taco B...
CPG - Partnerships - Press Releases

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Taco Bell is launching a nationwide pilot program with TerraCycle® to divert as many used sauce packets as possible away from landfills and give them n...

Faisal Hussain
September 14, 2021

Taco Bell is Bringing Back Its Breakfast Menu Nationwide
Dining

The fast food chain confirmed in an email to USA TODAY that breakfast options will return to 90% of their locations nationwide starting mid-September. Consumers are encouraged to visit Taco Bell's we...

USA Today
August 27, 2021

How QSR Loyalty Programs Stack up in 2021
Dining

Chains from McDonald's to Burger King are adding loyalty programs for the first time to attract and retain customers, and they're gaining ground against competitors' long-standing programs. QSR custo...

RestaurantDive
August 27, 2021

Taco Bell® Teams Up With Lil Nas X And Appoints Him ‘Ch...
Dining - Influencers - Music - Partnerships - Press Releases

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Back in 2017, Lil Nas X laid down roots working at an Atlanta-area Taco Bell as a team member. Less than five years later, he has ascended to stardom ...

Faisal Hussain
August 23, 2021

Why is Every Food Brand Selling Weird Swag in Online Shops?
CPG - Online - Retail

In our glorious modern age, it’s easy to celebrate our love of late-stage capitalism and multi-national conglomerates with swag that makes us look good and lets us live our best lives. Want to show ...

The Takeout
August 20, 2021

Taco Bell® Nacho Fries Just Got Hotter With New Limited Time ...
Dining - Partnerships - Press Releases

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the fan-favorite Nacho Fries made its seventh debut to menus nationwide. Now, Taco Bell is spicing things up through a new partnership with ...

Faisal Hussain
August 19, 2021

How Wendy’s Plans to Keep You Coming Back for Breakfast
Dining

Customers are buying Wendy's breakfast. And the chain wants to keep it that way. The company announced on Thursday that it will spend an additional $10 million to advertise breakfast this year, bring...

CNN
August 18, 2021

Taco Bell And Franchisee Partner To Revolutionize The Drive-Th...
Dining - Press Releases

Brooklyn Park, Minn. (August 12, 2021) - One of its most innovative Taco Bell restaurant designs yet, Taco Bell Defy is set to break ground in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, later this month. With plans t...

Faisal Hussain
August 12, 2021

Taco Bell’s Loyalty Program Increased Customer Spending ...
Dining

Yum! Brands’ digital investments are paying off. The company, parent of major quick-service restaurant (QSR) brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, as well as fast-casual chain The Habit Burger Grill,...

Pymnts
July 30, 2021

Taco Bell Creates a High-Octane Anime Trailer for Nacho Fries
Dining

The heroine of this story, a fearless character named Rei, leads an elite team that’s battling an army of marauding monsters. She’s driven by the disappearance of her brother, but to find her siblin...

Adweek
July 23, 2021

Taco Bell Unveils New Flatbread Tacos
Dining

Taco Bell is adding on to its robust menu with new Flatbread Tacos. The Flatbread Tacos will come in two versions: Loaded Chicken Flatbread Taco and Beefy Potato Flatbread Taco. To drum up hype for t...

FoodBeast
July 21, 2021

Fast Food Has Gotten Way More Expensive in the Last Year
Dining

Fast food prices are rising across the industry. Dunkin', McDonald's, and Taco Bell have seen the biggest increases, according to analysts. Shipping issues, labor shortages, and weather events all con...

Business Insider
July 16, 2021

The 10 Most Downloaded Restaurant Apps in June 2021
Dining - Tech

The 10 most downloaded quick-service restaurant apps in June combined for 7.7 million new installs, compared to 8.7 million last month. For the second month in a row, McDonald’s had the most downloa...

QSR Magazine
July 14, 2021

The Future of Food Licensing
CPG - Dining

Food for thought: Is food licensing worth the rush? Chris Byrne digs into whether food-inspired products from Jakks Pacific, Ravensburger and Impact Confections will keep fresh or sour quickly. Chri...

Kidscreen
July 7, 2021

Taco Bell & NBA Team Up for Flamin’ Hot Taco Promotion
Dining - Sports - Television

IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everybody is rooting for a comeback these days, and Taco Bell is taking it to the next level during this year’s NBA Finals, presented by YouTube TV, intr...

AP News
July 1, 2021

McDonald’s to Launch Loyalty Program in July
Dining - Tech

McDonald’s will launch its first-ever loyalty program nationwide on July 8 after months of testing. The fast-food giant joins rival chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Popeyes and Yum B...

CNBC
June 22, 2021

From McDonald’s to Chipotle, Restaurants are Doubling Down o...
Dining

Fast food and fast casual chains are betting on the staying power of drive-thrus — even as the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the early stages of the pandemic, restaurants struggled as indoor di...

Modern Retail
June 15, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

McDonald’s Automated Drive-Thru, the Latest Sign of Robo...
Dining - Tech

Fast-food's biggest players are letting the robots right in through the front door as they seek out ways to overcome rising wages and worker shortages. McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski disclosed at a...

Yahoo Finance
June 9, 2021

Wendy’s Pursues Ghost Kitchens, Says 30% of New Units Wi...
Dining

As Wendy's works to expand its global footprint to 8,000 restaurants by 2025, the restaurant chain is betting on nontraditional locations to help drive growth, Wendy's Chief Development Officer Abigai...

Restaurant Dive
May 14, 2021

U.S. Fast-Food Chains Cash In, Seize Market Share During Pande...
Dining

McDonald’s Corp, Taco Bell, Chipotle and other fast-food chains stand to gain yet more market share from sit-down restaurants as consumers stick with the mobile ordering habits they picked up during...

Reuters
April 30, 2021

Del Taco Goes After Taco Bell with New Digital Campaign &...
Branding - Dining

Del Taco is launching a new Crunchtada lineup with a digital campaign aimed squarely at disappointed Taco Bell customers. Customers can score an exclusive promo code by calling 1-877-3-Ghosted. The co...

Taco Bell Turns the Moon Into a Billboard for its First Global...
Dining - Online

Taco Bell on May 4 will give away free tacos to mark a phase of the moon that resembles the shape of a taco. The "Taco Moon" effort is part of the brand's first global campaign. In the U.S., consumer...

Marketing Dive
April 28, 2021

Taco Bell is Testing a New Meat Alternative
Dining - Health & Beauty

Taco Bell is testing a new meat alternative taco ahead of an expected launch of new offerings featuring Beyond Meat. It's called the Cravetarian Taco, a temporary menu item that includes a "boldly se...

CNN Business
April 23, 2021

These 3 Big Restaurants use Cool Technology to Serve Fast-Food...
Dining - Tech

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the fast-food industry. Dining rooms at many of the biggest fast-food chains either remain closed or are operating at less than full capacity due t...

Yahoo! Finance
April 15, 2021

Pizza Hut Races Into the Drive-Thru Game
Dining

Pizza Hut is joining the restaurant rush to the drive-thru. The Yum! Brands chain unveiled Tuesday “The Hut Lane,” a dedicated digital order pickup window available at more than 1,500 locations, w...

QSR Magazine
March 31, 2021

Global Fried Chicken Wars & Free donuts: 5 Fast Food Stor...
Dining

The fried chicken sandwich wars are going global, cookie subscriptions are the new Netflix, and, for or better or worse, you can soon get a free doughnut every day for the rest of the year. Those are...

CNN Business
March 29, 2021

Taco Bell owner Yum Brands buys social media ordering platform
Dining - Online - Tech

Yum Brands said Wednesday it has made its second technology acquisition in less than a month as the company tries to hold on to the digital orders it gained during the coronavirus pandemic. The resta...

CNBC
March 24, 2021

Taco Bell is Finding That Variety is Indeed the Spice of Life
Branding - Dining

Six years ago, Taco Bell said it realized its customers wanted urban gathering places without drive-thrus, leading to the development of its cantinas. Then as COVID-19 pushed everyone to move toward m...

QSR Web
March 23, 2021

Taco Bell is bringing back a fan favorite after a five-year hi...
Dining

Cheese connoisseurs, it's time to celebrate: Taco Bell is bringing back the Quesalupa after a five-year hiatus. The Quesalupa quickly became a fan favorite when it debuted in 2016, combining the chee...

CNN
March 10, 2021

The Brands are at it Again — Taco Bell is Hopping on the NFT...
Dining - Online - Tech

On Sunday evening, Taco Bell was serving up more than just tacos — it was also delivering NFTs: Taco Bell said that the demand for the NFTs was hot, and that the 25 tokens apparently sold out in 30...

The Verge
March 9, 2021

What’s the Most Popular Fast Food in Your State?
Dining

Fast food restaurants are as busy as ever during the pandemic thanks to conveniences like drive-thrus and relatively inexpensive prices. But which ones are the most popular? TOP Data has compiled info...

Cheapism.com
March 4, 2021

Taco Bell Enters Chicken Sandwich Wars With Its Own Spin: a Ta...
CPG

Peak chicken sandwich wars may be nigh. Taco Bell said Monday that it will test its own take on the menu item starting March 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Yum Brands...

CNBC
February 22, 2021

Taco Bell Releases $5 ‘Build Your Own Cravings Box
Dining - Influencers

Taco Bell is giving its fans the power to create their own combo meals. The fast-food chain announced the new $5 "Build Your Own Cravings Box," which is available on the Taco Bell app for rewards mem...

USA Today
February 10, 2021

How Taco Bell Is Becoming the World’s Most Innovative Fr...
Dining

Taco Bell, the Mexican-inspired fast-food chain, is quickly adapting for a new era of food culture. As trends shift in the ever-changing food market, Taco Bell has developed several innovative new ser...

Entrepreneur
February 5, 2021

Restaurants in 2021: $240 Billion in Sales Gone, Yet Hope Emer...
Dining

Restaurants will bounce back. Resiliency is the backbone of this industry, and always has been. So is innovation. And this past year sparked both unlike any period on record, which is not a prisoner-o...

QSR Magazine
February 5, 2021

Taco Bell Hinted That They’ll Be Joining The Chicken Fast Fo...
Dining

Four score and seven years ago, pretty much every single fast food chain created their own version of a chicken sandwich. Actually, that was only back in the fall of 2019...but it feels pretty long ag...

Delish
January 21, 2021

Taco Bell’s mea culpa to vegetarians: Potatoes are back and ...
Dining

The Yum Brands chain also announced plans to test a menu item made with Beyond Meat’s beef substitute. Last year, Taco Bell eliminated eight menu items, upsetting vegetarian consumers who liked its...

CNBC
January 14, 2021

Del Taco bulks up off premise channels with new prototype
Dining

Del Taco released a new "Fresh Flex" restaurant design on Tuesday that will improve restaurant accessibility, speed of service and brand transparency. The prototype, which was created in part...

Restaurant Dive
January 6, 2021

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