Taco Bell fans had apparently been clamoring for some Tex-Mex fry options for years, and the franchise finally, albeit temporarily, gave the people what they wanted in 2018 with Nacho Fries. Yet, their stay on the menu was short-lived, but they were eventually brought back again. In December 2020, Taco Bell announced their holiday gift to fry lovers, Nacho Fries would be back!
Nation’s Restaurant News notes that it took years to develop them, as they never truly made sense in any attempt the franchise worked on. They experimented with the size from shoestring to crinkle fries, added their signature seasoning with a kick, and even added their “famed nacho cheese sauce for dipping.” Despite the difficult process, it proved to be worth it when they broke records in sales and became their “largest product launch ever,” according to global chief food innovation officer Liz Matthews. Teen Vogue reports the process took a little over a year, so let that be a lesson, stick to those difficult tasks, and maybe you’ll come up with the next Nacho Fry.