In less than two weeks since Taco Bell brought back its Mexican pizza, the fast food restaurant chain is already running out of it.
The chain, owned by Yum Brands, said in a statement this week that it’s working with its restaurants and suppliers to get Mexican Pizza back on its menu permanently by the fall.
Demand for Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza was seven times higher than the last time it was on the menu in November 2020, according to the company.
“We are working as fast as we can to restock Mexican Pizza ingredients,” the chain said on Twitter.
Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza includes seasoned beef and refried beans between two shells with a pizza sauce, melted cheese and tomatoes. Vegetarians can ask for it without the beef.
The chain had cut Mexican Pizzas, pico de gallo and shredded chicken from its offerings as part of a push to simplify operations and focus on more popular items last fall.
Taco Bell brought the item back, on May 19. One restaurant, in Roseville, California, sold more than 1,000 in one day, the company said.
The company also used its partnership with rapper Doja Cat to drum up excitement for the item’s comeback. The chain had also planned to release a TikTok musical, starring both Doja Cat and country music legend Dolly Parton. The release of the musical has also been delayed.
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