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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza and other items was removed from Taco Bell menu

Taco Bell announced a second wave of cuts to its menu after reviewing the items offered in its stores.

The Yum Brands chain is among the restaurant companies that permanently rethought their menus during the coronavirus pandemic. Fewer employees in the kitchens and greater demand on their drive-thru lanes have meant that McDonald’s and others have temporarily reduced their menus, only to realize that this has resulted in faster service times and happier customers.

Earlier this month, Taco Bell stopped serving items like Nachos Supreme, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Spicy Tostada and 7-Layer Burrito.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza, a favorite of the chain’s fans, is among the items that go away. Taco Bell said the pizza packaging accounts for more than 7 million pounds of cardboard annually in the U.S., so its departure will help the chain move closer to its sustainability goals.

Taco Bell is also swapping its pico de gallo for fresh diced tomatoes and removing its option of shredded chicken protein, which means shredded chicken taco, shredded chicken burrito and melted shredded chicken quesadilla.

The taco bell menu changes will take effect on November 5, which also marks the launch of the Dragonfruit Freeze drink and the Chicken Chipotle Melt. Taco Bell is also testing the return of the Quesalupa in Knoxville, Tennessee, before a national return next year.

Yum’s stock, with a market value of $ 29 billion, has fallen less than 5% since the beginning of the year. On Thursday, the stock closed down 1.7% to $ 96.33.