Taco Bell Goes Gourmet


In line with a bunch of fast food chains revamping their menu items, Taco Bell is going upscale with a new Cantina Bell menu, available as of yesterday. The new items are the Cantina Burrito Bowl and Cantina Burrito, which were created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia. They feature ingredients like black beans, cilantro rice, citrus- and herb-marinated chicken and cilantro dressing.

“She brought a lot of new thinking, a lot of fresh approaches to our ingredients that change the flavor profile of the brand,” Taco Bell executive Brian Niccol tells the Associated Press.

The new additions are an attempt to be on the same line as dining chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Each item will be handed to customers with Garcia’s signature on the packaging.