Things Will Heat Up With Taco Bell '90s Throwback Menu This Summer

Taco Bell is bringing back its '90s menu with the Volcano Burrito and Volcano Taco. Here's when you can expect the menu items to return.

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Mar. 20 2023, Published 11:56 a.m. ET

Taco Bell's Volcano menu is coming back
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Break out the plaid flannel shirts, scrunchies, and acid-wash jeans, folks — the '90s are back. Or at least according to Taco Bell, the '90s will return sometime this summer with popular '90s menu items. As Fox Business reported, Taco Bell has heard the pleas from fans that the company bring back its Volcano Menu. When will Taco Bell bring back its '90s menu?

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Apparently, the fire has been missing for years now for quite a few Taco Bell fans. The restaurant chain said that fans have taken to social media to push for the return of a few popular "fiery" menu items from the '90s. So, here's when you can expect the Volcano Menu to be back at your local Taco Bell restaurants.

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Taco Bell fans should be ready in June for the return of Volcano Menu items.

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What classic items is Taco Bell bringing back?

Taco Bell restaurants are actually bringing back a few menu items that originally graced the chain beginning in 1995. There are two main Volcano Menu Items to return, plus a popular and fiery condiment:

  • Volcano Burrito
  • Volcano Taco
  • add Lava Sauce to any menu item

On March 16, 2023, Taco Bell released a press announcement and said, "The rumblings were true." The company confirmed that the Volcano Menu is indeed coming back. The menu items must have quite a bit of a spicy kick, given the "fiery" language the company used, saying it's a "menu so hot we can't keep our cool."

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When is the Volcano Menu coming back to Taco Bell?

According to the company, this will be the third time the Volcano Menu has been made available to die-hard fans. "The menu, famous for its fiery flavors, has developed a cult-like following who have relentlessly championed its return," stated the company.

Taco Bell Rewards members get first access to the Volcano Burrito, Volcano Taco, and add-on of Lava Sauce on June 27, 2023. Taco Bell stated that the general public will then be able to purchase items from the '90s Volcano Menu starting on June 29. Products will only be available while supplies last.

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Now that we know the Volcano Menu is returning near the end of June, how long can we expect to be able to order the '90s cult favorites? Well, unfortunately, the company didn't specify how long the Volcano Menu may keep flowing to your nearest Taco Bell. They simply said it's for a limited time, so you may want to get in line fast once the date arrives.

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Why did they change the Taco Bell menu?

While there hasn't been a clear answer to why Taco Bell discontinued its Volcano Menu items, fans have a few theories. It seemed that the Volcano Taco and Volcano Burrito were fairly popular among customers, especially given the fervent support of bringing them back. One can assume the company decided to discontinue them in order to have the leverage of bringing them back for a limited time.

According to Taco Bell, fans have been pleading for a return to the '90s menu items and even making their own versions. "From petitions, to recreating their own DIY alternatives from home, Taco Bell fans took to social advocating for the return," said the press release. "Taco Bell heard and is making this summer hotter than ever."

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What do fans think about the Volcano Menu returning?

Plenty of Taco Bell fans took to social media to comment on the news. Responses ranged from disbelief to celebration.

  • Pugglez posted a reply and said, "DON'T LIE TO ME! IS THIS TRUE?!"
  • Alex D. Geslin posted, "Better not be lying..."
  • MAD37 stated, "I have been waiting for this moment for a long time."

Taco Bell also posted a note on Facebook about the phenomenon: FANS: “BRING BACK THE VOLCANO MENU.”

US: Why are you yelling? It’s coming back.

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