Taco Bell Planning A Dedicated Vegan And Vegetarian Menu
Taco Bell the fast food chain is set to launch their first dedicated vegetarian menu in 2019.
The menu, which Taco Bell is developing as part of their New Year’s Commitments, will also include new vegan options. Currently, Taco Bell's customizable menu offers 28 certified vegan options. After launching their How to Eat Vegan at Taco Bell guide in 2016, the chain reformulated their rice to be vegan friendly and debuted a line of vegan chips developed to mimic their hot sauce options.
“We’re always looking for ways to give our customers more choice when they eat at Taco Bell. We know that Americans are increasingly opting for vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian meals, and we pride ourselves on being able to accommodate a wide variety of diets and lifestyles,” Missy Schaaphok, Taco Bell’s Manager of Global Nutrition & Sustainability said.
“That’s why we’re excited to offer our first-ever dedicated vegetarian menu, as well as new vegetarian and vegan menu items to provide our customers with more choices—without compromising craveability, simplicity, quality, or value.”
In December, competing chain Del Taco added an expanded vegan meat option to 16 of their South California outlets, the meat is made with a specially formulated version of Beyond Meat crumbles.