Opinion

Taco Bell needs to return potatoes to its menu

I’m boycotting Taco Bell and so should you.

I never thought something I held so near and dear to my heart would turn around and stab it and continue to twist the knife.

As of Aug. 13, Taco Bell decided to remove many items from its menu, including the beloved potatoes. My go- to order was the Cheesy Potato Loaded Griller.

The other items removed were the Grilled Steak Soft Taco, 7-Layer Burrito, Nachos Supreme, Beefy Fritos Burrito, Spicy Tostada, Triple Layer Nachos, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Beefy Nacho Loaded Griller, Chips and Guacamole, Chips and Pico De Gallo and the Mini Skillet Bowl. The Quesarito is now only online/app order exclusive.

Not only does this take away options for everyone, but the potato and nacho items were some of the very few vegetarian options the restaurant offered.

I am surprised that Taco Bell did not react to the uproar and appease its upset customers.

Instead, more items are being removed. They are removing the Mexican Pizza and any items that contain Pico de Gallo or shredded chicken on Nov. 5.

Personally, I am more of a chicken person so now I am forced to essentially have beef or no meat.

I believe Taco Bell is just testing its customers to see how loyal they are.

Following the first wave of removal, many people continued to eat there, showing that downsizing the menu had little real effect.

If we continue to order from there they may remove more and more items. What’s next? Tacos? Soon they will just be called “Bell.”

Taco Bell is a staple food joint for college students who want junk food at 3 a.m., but ever since they removed their potato items, I have not set foot in a Taco Bell or rolled up to a drive-thru window.

This is the only effective way to get what we want: reinstatement of potatoes.

Join me and don’t give Taco Bell any more of your money until they comply.

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