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Taco Bell Is Letting You Choose Which Discontinued Menu Item to Bring Back

Voting between two much-missed items opens on September 27 and runs through October 6.

Courtesy of Taco Bell
Courtesy of Taco Bell
Courtesy of Taco Bell

Taco Bell heard our cries and brought back Mexican Pizza last spring, and more recently, permanently.¬†And because we were right the first go-around (you’re welcome for all that Mexican Pizza revenue, T-Bell), the chain is letting us decide again.

In light of election season, Taco Bell is pitting two of its most-requested discontinued menu items against each other. Between September 27 and October 6, fans can vote between the Double Decker Taco and Enchirito. The winning favourite will make a limited-edition return to menus.

“On the heels of the love and passion we saw for Mexican Pizza, we wanted to continue elevating the voices of our most loyal fans by giving them exclusive access to a uniquely digital experience that fosters brand love,” Chief Brand Officer Sean Tresvant said in a press release. “Nobody gets Taco Bell more than our community so we’re thrilled to empower them with this in-app voting experience that allows them to have a direct impact on our menu.”

Courtesy of Taco Bell
Courtesy of Taco Bell
Courtesy of Taco Bell

In case you need a refresher, here it is. The Double Decker Taco was first introduced in 1995 and stuck around as a permanent menu item through June 2006. It was discontinued entirely in 2019. The massive meat boat features a soft flour tortilla layered with beans and wrapped around a crunchy taco shell filled with seasoned beef, crispy lettuce, and Cheddar cheese. The Enchirito, whose origin dates back to 1970, is a soft flour tortilla loaded with seasoned beef, beans, and diced onions rolled up, smothered in classic red sauce, and topped with cheese. It left menus in 2013.

You can cast a daily vote on the Taco Bell app through October 6 before the winning entree is announced on October 7.

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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