Friday, September 22, 2023

Yolks On You: Taco Bell’s ‘Naked Breakfast Taco’ Uses A Fried Egg For A Shell

Remember when tacos used to involve taco shells? Taco Bell has announced that it will start testing a new breakfast taco wherein the typical egg topping will be the taco (mind blown!). The shell-shaped fried egg can be topped with other breakfast standards such as bacon, sausage and cheese. And if getting your hands all up in an oily egg isn’t your idea of a fun work commute, there’s a “dressed” version that comes with an extra layer of hand-friendly flatbread.

Taco Bell says the reason for their madness is that they figured out that customers want breakfast items that taste like the Standard American breakfast, pointing to their Waffle Taco disappointment in 2014 (they swapped it for a more savory Biscuit Taco).

If you recall, Taco Bell recently introduced the Naked Chicken Chalupa that has a — you guessed it — fried chicken shell.

Other menu items Taco Bell will be testing include a Loaded Taco Burrito and a Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza. According to The OC Register, which got a sneak-peek of all three test items, says the former is a “taco on the inside and a burrito on the outside,” while the latter is a Mexican pizza shell topped with nacho cheese sauce, crispy fried chicken, Mexican pizza sauce, a three-cheese blend and pico de gallo.

The fast-food chain will test the Naked Breakfast Taco in Flint, Michigan April 18 and if all goes well, it could be a nationwide phenomenon, followed by the new tagline Put an egg on it Put it on an egg!


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