Taco Bell is rolling out a new menu item that fans may not be familiar with, and it’ll only be available for a week.
For a limited time, the fast food chain will add crispy chicken wings to its US outlets starting January 6. Each order includes five bone-in wings covered in queso seasoning and topped with a spicy ranch dipping sauce, according to Taco Bell. They’ll only be available after 2 p.m. for $5.99.
“Taco Bell is no stranger to taking a familiar favourite and putting a unique spin on it (nacho fries, anyone?!) and wings are the latest creation from the test kitchen masterminds” The unexpected menu addition prompted a statement from the restaurant.
Chicken wings have been on fast-food menus for years (remember McDonald’s Mighty Wings? ), but they’ve recently grown even more popular as consumers seek comfort food in the wake of the pandemic. Brinker International (EAT), the parent company of Chili’s, Applebee’s, and even DJ Khaled have all increased their chicken wing selections.
Chicken wings are fantastic for delivery and feeding large groups of people, according to Peter Saleh, a restaurant analyst with BTIG. “It retains its heat. You can buy to feed a family or multiple people, so it’s more communal ” he stated.
It’s possible that the inclusion will lift Taco Bell fans’ spirits. They haven’t been pleased with the chain’s decision to reduce its menu. It discontinued a variety of items last year, including Mexican Pizza, pico de gallo, and shredded chicken.