What are Taco Bell's food safety standards?
We take food safety very seriously at Taco Bell®, and are firmly committed to providing the highest level of food safety to our customers, from farm to table. We adhere to strict food safety and handling procedures, and provide intensive training programs for our employees that certify them on health and safety guidelines. We require strict and regular hand-washing with an anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizing gel. We proactively work with government health officials and our suppliers to continuously improve guidelines and procedures to safeguard the produce supply chain.
What ingredients are in your menu items?
Taco Bell® uses only high quality ingredients.
Seasoned Beef: made with 100% premium beef, seasoned with our signature recipe.
USDA Select Marinated Grilled Steak.
Marinated all-white-meat chicken.
Diced, fresh cut tomatoes.
Guacamole made from authentic Mexican-grown avocados.
Fiesta salsa freshly prepared every day.
Nacho chips freshly fried throughout the day.
Is my food made to order?
Yes! Our food is layered, loaded, grilled, melted and topped fresh for you, right when you order it. This means two things. First, you get your food prepared exactly how you want it. And second, it always tastes fresh.
I have food intolerances. What menu items can meet my needs?
None of the Taco Bell® menu items contain the following potential allergens:
Sulfites or Sulfiting agents, Nuts or nut extracts (especially peanuts), Undeclared fish, shellfish or seafood, Lard.
Many of our recipes include wheat and are not suitable for gluten-restricted diets. For product-specific information about gluten and other allergens, please visit our Food Allergens & Sensitivities page. Or, refer to our detailed Ingredient Statement.
Are there any items on your menu that are prepared without meat?
Several Taco Bell® items do not include meat as an ingredient. Popular ones include the classic Bean Burrito, 1/2 lb. Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito, 7-Layer Burrito, and Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes side item (the last two feature sour cream, which contains a very small amount of gelatin which is naturally animal-based). Of course you can also request that any item on the menu be prepared without meat or sour cream. The enzymes used in the production of our cheese, tortillas, and flatbread are not from an animal source.
Where can I find the nutritional content of your menu itmes?
Nutritional information for all of our great tasting items can be viewed from our Nutrition Information page.
Does Taco Bell offer any lower-fat options?
The basic ingredients in Taco Bell®'s Mexican-inspired food are wholesome, with enriched rice, crisp lettuce, and fresh tomatoes. Most items on our menu can be ordered as a lower-fat alternative by specifying you would like it prepared "Fresco Style." This means that this would be mayo based sauces, guacamole, reduced-fat sour cream and cheese are substituted with pico de gallo, a blend of tomatoes, diced white onions, and cilantro freshly prepared daily. Learn more about this option.
Other than Taco Bell where can I buy Mountain Dew Baja Blast?
Mountain Dew BAJA BLAST® is only available at Taco Bell® (participating locations) because it was made specially to go with our great tasting food.
What are your typical hour of operation?
Taco Bell® restaurant hours vary by location. However, most of our restaurants are open by 11:00 am and stay open until 1 a.m. or later.