There never seems to be enough vegetarian or vegan options at fast food restaurants, so it is very exciting that a Taco Bell vegetarian menu comes in 2019. The restaurant will make it easier for vegetarians and "flexitarians" to find more delicious things Eat on their menu, which is just one of six other big commitments Taco Bell has announced that they will bring to customers this year.
Taco Bell has been a longtime fan fave for vegetarians and vegans, according to Refinery29. The Mexican fast food restaurant is already certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) and has more than 8 million vegetarian combinations, according to the press release, such as black bean burrito, black beans and rice or veggie-power menu dish. But with this new announcement, Taco Bell will test a dedicated vegetarian menu with brand new vegetarian products that customers have not yet seen.
However, it is not entirely new. You can expect to see a mix of new and established vegetarian items on the dedicated menu, Polly Zintak, a spokesman for Taco Bell, CNBC, told. Taco Bell has not revealed when this green joy will be available to the public. (Taco Bell, don't hold a girl waiting!) But CNBC says Taco Bell will start testing the new vegetarian menu later this year.
About five percent of Americans say they are vegetarian, and three percent say they are vegan, according to a recent Gallup survey. People eat meat-free diets for various reasons, Gallup says, as ethical concerns, environmental impact, religious grounds or health reasons. But Gallup found out that the people most likely to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet are younger than 50 and produce less than $ 30,000 a year. But quick, cheap, plant-based options are not always so easy to find. Most meat-free options at fast food restaurants are fried or have little protein, so you absolutely starve just a few hours later. So for Taco Bell to have a dedicated meat-free menu that has some healthy options, it's pretty darn row.
Taco Bell also outlined six other commitments in 2019 as delivering higher quality ingredients by removing all artificial colors and flavors from the main menu and removing preservatives and other additives where possible, according to the press release. It also includes reducing sodium from the menu, says the press release aimed at reducing sodium by 25 percent by 2025.
The restaurant is also committed to ensuring its beef is sustainable , improves recycling efforts and creates more jobs in the US, the press release says. Taco Bell said in the press release it is also required to keep its menu affordable; The restaurant currently has more than 20 menu items priced at only $ 1 and will continue to offer $ 5 value boxes. Finally, the Taco Bell Foundation has more than doubled its funding target and committed to award $ 21 million in scholarships by 2021, according to the press release.
Looks like you eat a plant-based diet on the rain or just enjoy it as a "flexitarian", you get some more choices when Taco Bell launches its new menu. Until then, there are many ways you can mix and match their menu to get the plant-based meal you want.