Is the Mexican Pizza sold out? This Taco Bell update isn't great.

This Mexican Pizza Update From Taco Bell Is So Clutch

It’s almost here, you guys.

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Calling all Taco Bell fans who’ve had a hard time getting your hands on the beloved Mexican Pizza: I have good news. Following its epic return in May 2022, which was supposed to be permanent, the Mexican pizza quickly sold out due to a shortage of ingredients. On May 31, Taco Bell tweeted the bad news about the sold-out menu item, which had some fans worried about the tasty entrée’s future. Is the Mexican Pizza sold out? Is it coming back? You’ve got questions, and Taco Bell (finally) has answers. Here’s what to know about the future of the Mexican Pizza.

It was a long, hard wait for Mexican Pizza fans who had been anticipating the comeback of the taco-pizza mash up since Taco Bell discontinued it in 2020. It literally took over 170,000 signatures from devoted fans on a petition called “Save the Mexican Pizza” to bring it back. But it came to a halt on May 31, when Taco Bell tweeted that the huge response gave the company some restock issues and that it “need[s] some time to replenish [its] supplies.” It looks like T-Bell didn’t realize how hype fans were for the return. “Turns out we underestimated how many of you love Mexican Pizza. 7x more than we expected, to be exact,” the company tweeted.

Oof, that’s not the way you want to come back. Not one to be down and out for long, on Aug. 2, Taco Bell shared some exciting news about the Mexican Pizza’s permanent return. According to an Instagram post shared by the company, the Mexican Pizza will return to stores on Sept. 15. The chain also confirmed the that “the beans have spilled” in a tweet.

While that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods just yet, you can look forward to a Mexican Pizza in your near future. After the massive hype for its return in May, people were disappointed the Mexican Pizza was sold out in some places, especially considering the company said it would be back as a permanent addition to the menu at the time. According to an info post on the Taco Bell website on May 31, “shortages of the Mexican Pizza were unexpected, and have occurred on a rolling basis.” So if you haven’t had trouble ordering one (congrats!), but beware it might not be available for long.

While replenishing the ingredients for the Mexican Pizza is “taking longer than [Taco Bell] would like,” when it comes back, the Mexican Pizza will be here to stay. Taco Bell reiterated that fact in its Aug. 2 announcement. Yeah, Sept. 15 is about to be a big day, y’all.

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Mexican Pizza standom began in 1985 when it was introduced as the “Pizzazz Pizza” before being renamed in 1988. According to Mexican Pizza’s biggest fan and petition organizer, Krish Jagirdar, it’s “an item loved by many, especially the South Asian community.” In an April 18 announcement about the Mexican Pizza’s return, Jagirdar told Taco Bell, “Taco Bell became a bridge to belonging in American culture for many kids like me who grew up in immigrant households.”

In case you’ve never tried it — and might need to wait a bit longer — here’s what you’re missing. The Mexican Pizza features seasoned beef and refried beans between two crispy flour tortilla shells, topped off with tomato sauce, a three-cheese blend and diced tomatoes. There’s also a vegetarian option that comes without the beef.

Until the calendar flips to September, I’ll just be here patiently waiting for the Mexican Pizza to return *again*.

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