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Taco Bell brings back Nacho Fries and they're hotter than ever

The fan favorite returns for the ninth time in its original form along with a new spinoff fired up with extra heat.
Yellowbird Nacho Fries
Yellowbird Nacho Fries will be on Taco Bell's menu for two weeks only starting Thursday. /Photo courtesy of Taco Bell.

Taco Bell is returning Nacho Fries to the menu starting Thursday—the ninth time the fan favorite is making a comeback.

This time around, Taco Bell’s menu will feature the original Nacho Fries along with a fiery version created through a collaboration with Yellowbird Hot Sauce. Limited-time Yellowbird Nacho Fries come with a Spicy Habanero Ranch sauce that can also be added to any menu item for $1 extra through April 27.

Austin, Texas-based Yellowbird created the ranch sauce exclusively for Taco Bell. The resulting Nacho Fries spinoff features boldly spiced slim-cut potato fries and warm nacho cheese sauce topped with steak and Spicy Habanero Ranch; it sells for $4.99.

Classic Nacho Fries are priced at $1.99 on their own, but can also be ordered in the Deluxe Cravings Box with Nacho Fries for $8.49. The box contains the Chicken Chalupa Supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, Doritos Locos Taco and a medium drink

“We pride ourselves with serving bold flavors, so partnering with Yellowbird to deliver on spice and craveability feels like second nature,” Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Chief Food Innovation Officer, said in a statement. “While they won’t be on the menu for long, the Yellowbird Nacho Fries are something really special we’ve been working to bring to fans everywhere.”

The fired-up fries will be on the menu for two weeks only, but classic Nacho Fries are staying on longer, while supplies last.

"We're honored to be collaborating with the innovative team at Taco Bell to bring our signature blend of bold flavor and heat to their menu with Yellowbird Nacho Fries,” said George Milton, CEO of Yellowbird, in a statement. “This partnership is a testament to both the growing popularity of Yellowbird and Taco Bell's commitment to taking risks and offering unique and exciting menu items for their customers.”

Taco Bell is known for creating strong demand for signature items and cult favorites by bringing them back to the menu for a limited time. At the end of March, the Irvine, Calif.-based chain invited rewards members to vote for Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos vs. Beefy Crunch Burritos to determine which would return later this year.

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