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This New Taco Bell Item Might Make You Fall In Love Or Offend The Hell Out Of You

The delicious power of Cheetos has helped transform plain old meals into something special. With just a few handfuls of Cheetos — especially Flamin’ Hot Cheetos — you can make a boring dish into something exciting.

Now Taco Bell is trying to jump on the bandwagon by creating a Cheetos quesadilla.

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These Taco Bell Cheetos Quesadillas are only available in the Philippines for a limited time. Probably because Taco Bell knows we’ve been perfecting this stuff for years.

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Just look at this guy’s DIY Cheetos quesadilla. A total midnite-at-home-and-this-is-the-only-thing-left-in-the-kitchen snack.

Cheetos pizza, anyone?

Hot Cheetos on pizza is rookie stuff, but always a crowd pleaser.

How about some Flamin’ Hot Cheetos elote?

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Give this person a Nobel Prize.

That’s got me like.

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Seconds please.

There’s also Hot Cheetos sushi.

I would try it

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Great for date night. Nothing but the classiest treats for my sweetheart.

I’ll see your Taco Bell Cheetos Quesadilla and raise you some Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots topped with Hot Cheetos.

I can hear my arteries clogging from just looking at this. Also, I can hear my stomach growling.

Me after eating that.

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How about Hot Cheetos mac and cheese?

Hot Cheetos Mac & Cheese ??

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Or Cheetos and menudo? It’s a real thing.

And Hot Cheetos donuts?

???#donuts

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No better way to start the day.

Oh, I’m not done. There’s also fresh baked Cheetos cookies.

The Girl Scouts need to step up their game.

You can even cool off with a Hot Cheetos shaved ice*.

Fuckk??

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*This one isn’t real, but I like how they think.

When there’s nothing else to eat, just keep a Cheetos stash on hand.

Sorry Taco Bell, we already invented the cheetos purse.

Taco Bell can have fun with the quesadilla, but we’ve had Cheetos on lock for years.

Tacos and hot Cheetos !? Deff the best way to this Mexicans heart ???????

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READ: 11 Mouthwatering Recipes With Abuelita Chocolate That You Have To Try

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Taco Bell Is Dumping Your Favorite Menu Items Because Of COVID, So RIP 7-Layer Burrito

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Taco Bell Is Dumping Your Favorite Menu Items Because Of COVID, So RIP 7-Layer Burrito

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Heads up! If you’ve been a steadfast lover of Taco Bell menu classics such as the Spicy Potato Soft Taco or Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes you better hit up one of the chains ASAP. In a heartbreaking announcement, the fast-food restaurant revealed that they will officially be eighty-sixing the beloved menu items starting in August.

Last week, Taco Bell announced its intentions to “simplify” its menu by putting 11 of its items into retirement.

“This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants,” the company said in a statement. “We want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members.” Starting August 13, you’ll no longer be able to order 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, Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho), Chips & Dips and the Mini Skillet Bowl.

The Quesarito will remain on the men but will not be featured on the menu boards. Customers can order the item digitally through the Taco Bell website or app.

According to the statement it appears the changes are part of a strategy in responding to COVID -19 and its effects on the chain’s employees and customers. “Since the start of COVID, we’ve made changes at the restaurant level with the safety of our Team Members and guests as our top priority, but we didn’t just stop there. Our new normal has also transformed the way we look at innovation and product testing at our global headquarters. What was once an ‘all hands on deck’ approach in our famous test kitchen has switched to virtual brainstorms and kitchen simulations. Our teams have shifted from in-person focus groups to contactless drive-thru tastings. We’ve learned to adapt to ensure Taco Bell’s long history of innovation never stops.”

Fortunately, while Taco Bell is canceling items on its menu, they’re also adding to it.

Taco Bell announced that its new menu changes will include the addition of two new items. Taco Bell lovers can look forward to the addition of the $5 Grande Nachos Box: a concoction made up of layers of beef, refried beans, a cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream piled high onto a bed of tortilla chips. Taco Bell’s $1 Beef Burrito will also grace the menu as a permanent addition to the Cravings Value Menu.

As heartbreaking as saying goodbye to those Loaded Grillers may be, Taco Bell assures that the simplified menu will mean “a more efficient Taco Bell experience” and “will leave room for new fan favorites, continued progress in categories such as plant-based diets, and even opportunities for the return of some classics on a limited-time basis.”

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An Employee Accused Taco Bell Of Firing Him For Wearing A BLM Mask And People Are Not Having It

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An Employee Accused Taco Bell Of Firing Him For Wearing A BLM Mask And People Are Not Having It

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Black Lives Matter is everywhere and that is making some people very uncomfortable. Starbucks faced backlash for telling employees not to wear anything BLM at work and reversed their policy. Taco Bell is the more recent chain to jump on the BLM bandwagon and then one employee alleges he was fired for wearing a BLM mask to work.

Denzel Skinner alleges that he was fired from his job at a Taco Bell for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask.

I’m getting firedfrom my job because i have a black lives matter mask on #TacoBell 3551 Belmont ave pls share

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In a Facebook Live video, Skinner is seen talking to his manager, who is outside of his car. She accuses him of bringing politics into the store because of his Black Lives Matter mask. After some back and forth and Skinner refusing to take the mask off, he is fired from the job, according to the video. The video has angered people on social media who are now calling for a boycott of Taco Bell.

The video by Skinner caused #RIPTacoBell to trend on Twitter in support of the man in the video.

People are not in the mood for brands to claim to support BLM but not practice that support. The video by Skinner was enough for people on social media to start calling for a boycott of the fast-food chain.

After some sustained back and forth in the video between Skinner and his manager, the conversation shifts. Skinner accuses his manger of not getting it and she insists that she does. However, according to the manager, it isn’t up to her. It is a company policy that masks and facial coverings have to be “plain.”

Taco Bell is being reminded of their social media flex supporting BLM.

Most major brands showed support for Black Lives Matter when the protests began. It was the first time that such energy was thrown behind the movement and it was welcomed. However, skepticism remains to see if these companies do more than just post in support without taking action to back it up.

A spokesperson with Taco Bell claims to be in contact with the employee.

“We believe Black Lives Matter. We were disappointed to learn about the incident that took place in Youngstown, OH. We take this very seriously; we have been working closely with our franchisee that operates this location to address the issue,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “Our Chief People Officer and Yum!’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer spoke with Denzel last week to apologize and discuss the situation,” they continued. “Our goal is to ensure our policies are inclusive and keep our team members and customers safe.”

The spokesperson continued by stating that the mask in question is not against policy. Instead, the company is working to clarify the wording on the mask policy to avoid a situation like this in the future.

There are recipes popping up online for various Taco Bell dishes for those of you who do not want to go to the chain anymore.

A homemade crunch wrap supreme does sound pretty amazing right now, tbh. Plus, you save the time and gas from driving to Taco Bell every time you want something that is so easy to make at home. Save time, money, and feel good about being able to provide for yourself. That’s winning.

Or, as some people are suggesting, just go get real Mexican food instead.

Taco Bell is technically the result of a white man stealing the recipes of a Mexican immigrant woman and creating an empire. The restaurant where the founder of Taco Bell stole the recipes to create the fast-food chain is still operational in southern California. Definitely worth a visit if you want to have the original taco that created one of the most iconic fast-food chains in the U.S.

READ: Meet The Gracious Family That The Creator Of Taco Bell Ripped Off

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