Taco Bell announces the return of Naked Chicken to its menus nationwide

New Crispy Chicken Quesadilla headlines the return of Naked Chicken Chips and tests of the Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa and Chicken & Biscuits

IRVINE, Calif., 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The people demanded it, so Naked Chicken is back at Taco Bell and its future is bright. Starting today (October 5, 2017), Naked Chicken makes its mouth-watering return to Taco Bell menus nationwide with the new Crispy Chicken Quesadilla and reprise of Naked Chicken Chips for a limited time. The Naked Chicken innovation doesn’t stop there, Naked Chicken fans in select areas will also get to test the new Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa and Chicken & Biscuits.

Two of Taco Bell’s beloved menu items, the quesadilla and the Naked Chicken Chips, form a glorious union in the new Crispy Chicken Quesadilla, available nationwide. Classic quesadilla ingredients including a three-cheese blend and creamy jalapeno sauce are kicked up a notch with the addition of crispy Naked Chicken Chips made of marinated, all-white-meat chicken seasoned with bold Mexican spices. Fans across America can enjoy the Crispy Chicken Quesadilla for $3.49 individually or in a $5 Box with a Doritos Locos Taco, a Crunchy Taco and a medium drink.

Those who crave the Naked Chicken Chips à la carte as a crispy snack or side can buy a six-piece order of Chips served with Nacho Cheese sauce for just $1.99. Whether fans prefer the Chips surrounded by cheesy goodness inside the quesadilla or on their own, Naked Chicken Chips are back in a big way on Taco Bell menus nationwide.

To further up the ante, Taco Bell is adding even more flavor to the infamous Naked Chicken Chalupa with the new Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa being tested in Knoxville, Tennessee. Featuring bacon, spicy ranch, lettuce, cheddar cheese and tomatoes, loaded between the crispy chicken shell fans know and love, the Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa is available for $3.49 à la carte and in a $5 Box for a limited time.

Last, but definitely not least, Taco Bell is bringing Naked Chicken to the most important meal of the day, breakfast. The new Chicken & Biscuits include fluffy biscuit triangles paired with Naked Chicken Chips and the choice of sweet and spicy Jalapeno Honey or Nacho Cheese dipping sauce. This delectable breakfast duo is available for $1.99 exclusively in Indianapolis, Indiana for a limited time.

Head to the nearest Taco Bell now through mid-November to make the most of the return of Naked Chicken, no matter which form you crave it in.


Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation’s leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through 7,000 restaurants across the nation, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services. Overseas, Taco Bell has over 250 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants internationally within the next decade. The brand encourages its fans to “Live Mas” and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarshipprogram. In 2016, Taco Bell was named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

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