Fast-food companies worldwide are testing new ideas like super spicy chicken sandwiches and meat alternatives. However, Taco Bell has decided to try something a little bit different: Mexican-inspired chicken wings. That's right!
Taco Bell Adds Surprising New Menu Item
As hard as it is to believe, chicken wings will come to the Taco Bell world starting on January 6th. Recently, the fast-food giant announced the new menu item will only be here for a limited time - one week! So, if you want to snag some of these new, Mexican-inspired chicken wings, you need to head to your nearest TB location before the January 13th deadline!
What does the $5.99 dish include? Well, it comes with five bone-in crispy chicken wings, coated in "Mexican Queso seasoning," and a side of spicy ranch dipping sauce. "[We are] no stranger to taking a familiar favorite and putting a unique spin on it (nacho fries, anyone?!) and wings are the latest creation from the test kitchen masterminds," the company said in its chicken wing announcement.
Of course, Taco Bell is only one of the major fast-food companies adding a host of new menu items in 2022, after scaling back as a reaction to the pandemic. Will it work? Read on to find out...
Will Chicken Wings Help?
In case you were not paying attention, Taco Bell cut more than a dozen items over the past two years. Just a few of the cuts include all potato items, the breakfast menu, the seven-layer burrito, and the iconic Mexican pizza. As you might imagine, many hardcore TB fans hated these cuts. However, the reductions ultimately have - quite literally - paid off for the company. In the last two quarters of 2020, Taco Bell not only served 30 million more customers in all of 2019, but also shaved more than 15 seconds faster than the previous year. That really adds up!
No questions asked, adding chicken wings to the menu could really give Taco Bell's sales a kick - not that it needs one right now! Why? Well, there's a massive demand for chicken wings right now. That's right! The popular bar item has now become one of the most in-demand dishes, with everyone from Barstool Sports to DJ Khalid getting in on the new trend. Now, TB will also join the wave.
But there's a problem: chicken wings are just one of the items affected by worldwide supply chain issues. So, with the increased demand and supply chain challenges, expect your chicken wings to cost a little more than they have in previous years...