This Popular Taco Bell Menu Item Is Coming Back—but Not for Long!

The nation went wild when Taco Bell first dropped Nacho Fries. With the rerelease of their most popular menu item, the pandemonium is about to happen all over again.

The Taco Bell of the ball is back! The wildly popular Nacho Fries are returning the menu, and if you’re lucky, you might get some early.

Crisp and Bold for a Limited Time

Nearly a year after Taco Bell debuted their insanely popular Nacho Fries, they’re doing it again. Last year, consumers went crazy on social media and in real life for the crispy treat and its nacho cheese dipping sauce. The $1 limited edition fries were both cost-efficient and delicious, with a Mexican seasoning that really changed the game.

Don’t line up around the block yet, though, because Taco Bell is doing something different to kick off the return this year. (And you just might get a visit from the Chief Fryologist.)

Here’s what one Taste of Home editor thought of the Nacho Fries.

You Can Get a Taste Before Anyone Else—If You’re Lucky

Taco Bell is really helping us “Live Mas” this year with the introduction of the “Fryologists.” What does that mean, exactly? A Fryologist is an anonymous Taco Bell employee with the best-ever superpower. They can give free Nacho Fries to any customer of their choice ahead of the rerelease. The “Chief Fryologist” has selected Fryologists across 10 markets to do his tasty bidding, so you just might get a chance to try this year’s Nacho Fries before Taco Bell officially announces them.

The Fryologists begin serving on Friday, January 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time, but they may only serve as long as supplies last. It’s our advice to get in line right at 10 a.m., cross your fingers and be extra extra nice to your cashier.

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Nacho Fries Will Be Officially Re-released

We know the real question is, “when are Nacho Fries officially coming back?” and we have the answer. Nacho Fries will be available nationwide on January 24, in addition to the first taste customers can receive on the 18th. Like last year, however, this menu item will only be around for a little while, so if you didn’t make the cut last time around, be sure you get to your local Taco Bell this time.

The Nacho Fries are Taco Bell’s most popular menu item to date, so it’s very possible your local store might sell out pretty quick. Cheers to Nacho Fries and happy hunting!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.