From unleashing whole taco shells made out of fried chicken to stuffing Kit Kat candy bars into quesadillas, Taco Bell has long set itself apart from other chains by pushing -- if not breaking -- the limits of fast food with insane new menu items. But now, the Doritos Locos purveyor is about to do the exact opposite -- by serving its first-ever take on the simplest and most ubiquitous fast-food staple of all: French fries. Yes, for real.
T-Bell calls them Nacho Fries, and on Wednesday, the company announced it will finally start serving them nationwide for a limited time on January 25. The fries are exactly as simple as they sound: crispy, seasoned French fries served with a side of warm nacho cheese dipping sauce. You can also order them Supreme- or Bell Grande-style, loaded with toppings like beef, pico de gallo, nacho cheese, and sour cream if you want to make a bit of a meal out of it. However, a Taco Bell spokesperson confirmed the chain will not offer ketchup for the fries.
"Taco Bell doesn’t need ketchup," the spokesperson said. A packet or two of Fire Sauce will have to do.
Of course, it remains to be seen how Nacho Fries stack up against the best fast-food spuds in the game, but it won't cost you much to find out. The Supreme and Bell Grande versions will set you back $2.49 and $3.49, respectively, while the regular order with a cup of cheese sauce is only $1.