Christmas is happening all over again for Taco Bell customers because potatoes are officially making a comeback.

Yes, you read that correctly. After receiving plenty of complaints and pleas over the past few months, Taco Bell is officially bringing back its potato menu items. However, the fast-food chain made the announcement in the most unusual way.

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Since then, the fast-food chain has tried to make up for the disappearing menu items in a number of different ways. Earlier this month, Taco Bell launched a plant-based meat alternative in select locations across the U.K. and Europe. Although the latest menu item doesn't fix the potato-shaped holes in customers' hearts, it does give vegetarians a new meat alternative option.

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Now, it looks like customers' pleas and complaints have worked. On Thursday, Taco Bell's CEO Mark King announced that potatoes are coming back. In the very unusual announcement video, King explained why potatoes were removed from the menu in the first place.

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced Taco Bell to move to drive-thru only service, the company condensed its menu in efforts to help employees dealing with the sudden, and stressful, changes.

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This year, the fast-food chain is partnering with Beyond Meat to develop its first plant-based meat option for its United States menu. The company plans to test the new meat alternative sometime in the next year.

“The return of our beloved potatoes is just the first step in showing our fans the strong continued commitment to vegetarians we are making this year,” Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Global Chief Food Innovation Officer, said. “We have long been a leader in the vegetarian space, but this year, we have more meatless options in store that vegetarians, veggie-curious, and even meat-eaters will love.”

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What are your reactions to potatoes making a comeback? What Beyond Meat items do you want to see on the menu? Let us know in the comments below.