On March 12, Taco Bell officially activates Veggie Mode, a single-swipe feature that instantly transforms the menu to show only vegetarian items on self-service ordering kiosks nationwide. While most of the industry is celebrating plant-based with one single offering on their menus, Veggie Mode makes it easier than ever for consumers to gain instant access to Taco Bell’s nearly 50 American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified items.
Taco Bell has also expanded its amount of AVA-certified vegetarian ingredients, now including fan favorites like Potato Bites, Chalupa shells and Hash Browns. As always, customers can further customize their orders while in Veggie Mode, with a total of over 20 million possible vegetarian menu combinations – enough to customize a new meal every day for more than 50,000 years.
Veggie Mode brings access to an abundance of meatless options and makes it easy; two main challenges for those looking for vegetarian options. With a literal press of a button, Veggie Mode unlocks new versions of classic Taco Bell menu items, including the options listed below. For more details and a video on how Veggie Mode works, check out How to Eat Vegetarian at Taco Bell on Taco Bell’s blog.
- Beefy 5-Layer Burrito → Layered Vegetarian Burrito
- Chalupa Supreme → Black Bean Chalupa Supreme
- Chicken Soft Taco → Black Bean Soft Taco
“We’ve been doing vegetarian for a long time, but that is not enough for us. People should be given more options than one plant-based choice,” says Missy Schaaphok, RDN, Taco Bell’s Global Nutrition & Sustainability Manager. “At Taco Bell, celebrating vegetarian is more than just a trend, it is something we do every day of the week. With Veggie Mode, we are proud to make it even easier to order plant-based options that vegetarians and non-vegetarians can agree are delicious.”
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