In a July 2020 post to Reddit, a Taco Bell employee leaked information about some serious menu changes that would allegedly begin in August, 2020, and people were not pleased, reports Heather Clark for mashed.com.
They were especially upset to read that “all potato items” would be disappearing from the menu. Taco Bell’s potato enthusiasts even created a Change.org petition titled “Save Taco Bell Potatoes” with over 9,000 signatures as of this writing.
In the petition description, they state that “2020 has been hard enough” and ask signers to help vegetarians, vegans, and anyone “with taste” to save their beloved ingredient.
It’s easy to understand why people were so obsessed with this rumor, as Taco Bell potato dishes have a bit of a cult following, with Eater declaring them the best thing available at Taco Bell. Eater states that a Reddit identified as a “Verified Employee” updated their information, stating that the only potato item that would remain on the menu is the Potato Bites, which will only be available during breakfast.