It looks like Taco Bell customers are more determined than ever to save the beloved Mexican Pizza.
A petition has officially launched asking the fast-food chain to keep the menu item and it already has a lot of signatures.
If you’ve been to Taco Bell over the past few months, you probably noticed a few changes to the menu. Earlier this year, the company rolled out various changes to make service and customer experience better amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In August, Taco Bell said goodbye to all potato items, Loaded Grillers and the 7-Layer Burrito. These changes were in efforts to make room for new menu items. However, some customers aren’t choosing to forgive and forget.
i would do anything to eat a potato taco from taco bell just one more time
— lindsey (@lindxeyy) October 14, 2020
still can’t believe taco bell chose 2020, of all years, to take potatoes off their menu ????? pic.twitter.com/68VB9OZbfV
— onions&&bread halloween era (@onionsandtoast) October 14, 2020
Shortly following this, Taco Bell announced even more changes are happening. In September, the fast-food chain revealed that customers will have to say goodbye to the Mexican Pizza, pico de gallo and all of its shredded chicken menu items.
Starting Nov. 5, the Mexican Pizza is leaving menus to help offset the company’s carbon footprint. Taco Bell claims that the Mexican Pizza packaging “accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S.”
Despite the company’s efforts to improve its carbon footprint, customers are pretty upset that the Mexican Pizza is leaving for good.
Me now that Taco Bell is also removing the Mexican Pizza pic.twitter.com/6ARJooly9E
— drashti (@drashtayy) September 3, 2020
when taco bell removed the mexican pizza from their menu pic.twitter.com/RthCnQYd58
— kyle (@notori0us_FIG) September 3, 2020
Now, it looks like Taco Bell customers are determined to save the Mexican Pizza. A petition has launched on Change.org and has already earned over 115,000 signatures. According to the petition, the Mexican Pizza is a particularly loved item for the South Asian community and they want Taco Bell to keep it.
“Losing this item would not only be the loss of one of our favorite foods but a piece of our childhood & heritage as Indian Americans.”
Krish Jagirdar, who started the petition, is also asking individuals to continue ordering the Mexican Pizza to drive up demand and sales numbers.
The “Save the Mexican Pizza” petition is available to sign here. While we wait to see if Taco Bell has a change of heart, customers are counting down the days until the dreaded Nov. 5.
scary reminder: there are only 24 days left until @tacobell gets rid of the Mexican pizza & all desi customers
— Anji (@anjipatel01) October 14, 2020
I know one day I’m going to arrive at Taco Bell and the Mexican pizza is 100% gone. That day might be today and I am definitely going to cry.
— Spooky Michelle (@raba_leia) October 12, 2020
@tacobell I thought it was a hoax but, unfortunately, I guess you’re playing the long con..or you’re being for real for real. Pls bring back the Mexican pizza. I ask you from the bottom of my heart. You literally took everything that I order off of the menu. I’m lost.
— Brian (@HalfTailSqrl) October 14, 2020
Just found out Taco Bell will be removing the Mexican pizza from its menu November 5th and I’m not okay
— ?????? (@concretekowboi) October 14, 2020
Is the Mexican Pizza your favorite Taco Bell item? Let us know in the comments below.