Taco Bell is testing a "Sriracha Menu" featuring a number of Mexican food items that include the popular Asian hot sauce as a key ingredient. Taco Bell's parent company, Yum Brands! Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, confirmed Monday to International Business Times that it is experimenting with the unique new offerings.
“Our customers love spicy food and we know that Sriracha is on the top of their list as the latest, most relevant flavor," Stephanie Perdue, vice president, marketing, Taco Bell Corp., said in the email. "This test brings together two things our consumers are passionate about: Taco Bell and Sriracha, and we’re looking forward to hearing the feedback from our fans.”
The new Sriracha menu is currently being tested in Taco Bell's Kansas City restaurants, and the company also provided IBTimes with photos and menu details to whet people's appetites for the marriage of the two seemingly incongruous tastes.
The Sriracha menu under testing currently includes the Sriracha Beef Griller (see the above photo), Sriracha Grande Scrambler (see the above), Sriracha Taco, Sriracha Taco Supreme, Sriracha Quesarito, Sriracha Nachos and Sriracha Quesarito Box (includes a Doritos Locos Tacos, Crunchy Taco and a medium Drink).
The Sriracha menu was first rumored on Reddit last week, generating a number of news stories about the unconfirmed possibility that taco lovers would be treated to such offerings. But Taco Bell, which had 5,769 restaurants across the U.S. and hundreds more around the world as of last year did not respond to a Friday request for comment by IBTimes until Monday afternoon, when it confirmed the dreams of thousands of Mexican fast-food enthusiasts with a sweet spot for Sriracha.