It's official: Taco Bell's limited-edition nacho fries are getting an extended run. That makes sense considering the fries have been the most successful launch in company history, usurping even the Doritos Locos Taco. Just how successful? Well, there have been 53 million orders in around five weeks, which adds up to 9 million pounds of potatoes and 600,000 gallons of nacho cheese. More than 1/3 of all Taco Bell orders since the launch have included the limited-edition menu item. So, America has been showing up for nacho fries.
But we haven't been using the fries to the fullest. And we should feel lucky that they'll now be around till April so that we can right our wrongs. There's an incredibly indulgent nacho fries menu hack that we've all been squandering: You can get nacho fries inside almost any Taco Bell order for just 50 cents more. Really. Ordering them alone on the side is not utilizing those crispy, seasoned potatoes to their greatest potential. You can order fries at just about any fast-food restaurant, but where else can you get them stuffed into a Quesarito?