TAMPA, Fla. - Mexican Pizza fans, the wait is over. The much-anticipated return of the Taco Bell menu item returns Thursday.
Back in November 2020, Taco Bell removed Mexican Pizza – and four other foods – from its menu to create a "more seamless" restaurant menu and experience. But the decision wasn't exactly a popular one and there was social media outcry. In April, the fast-food chain announced its return.
Earlier this week, fans had a chance to get an early taste of the Mexican Pizza, but it was only for those who were registered.
For $4.49, the Mexican Pizza is made up of two crispy flour shells, layered with beans, pizza sauce, seasoned beef, tomatoes and a melted three-cheese blend. There is also a vegetarian alternative without the beef.
After the menu item was cut, petitions and social media campaigns began swirling among Taco Bell fans to bring it back. Grammy Award-winning rapper Doja Cat even made a plea on TikTok.
"Hi, I made a song about Mexican Pizza because I love it so much," Doja Cat explained in the opening of the video. "I wish that Taco Bell didn't discontinue it a year ago."
She goes on to sing a specially-written song, with lyrics like: "I got beans, I need meat, I need a shell with the sauce and the cheese."
But Doja Cat wasn’t the only fan who played a role in bringing back the Mexican Pizza, according to Taco Bell. Superfan Krish Jagirdar led a Change.Org petition begging for its return, which was signed by hundreds of thousands of customers.
Thanks to the success of his online petition, Jagirdar found himself on a conference call with the Taco Bell team as they shared news of the return of the Mexican Pizza, "showing that listening to their fans is clearly embedded in their DNA."
Kelly Hayes with FOX TV Digital Team contributed to this report