If you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and you plan on hitting Taco Bell for lunch, good news—the fast food chain has been secretly testing a 23% lower sodium menu at 150 restaurants there for the last two months—and there are plans to roll it out across the country.
“One of our initiatives has been to reduce the sodium content of food across the entire menu,” he said. “So we have been working very diligently over the last two years to get out 23 percent of the sodium across our menu.”
That 23-percent reduction will reduce about a million pounds of sodium a year from Taco Bell’s menu, he said, adding that a systemwide rollout is likely.
“The first place we actually tested this is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. So 150 restaurants over the last few months have been eating great-tasting Taco Bell food with 23-percent less sodium,” he said. “And the great news is: No one even knows we’ve done it. That’s when you know you’ve been successful.”
Bravo to Taco Bell for trying to make their menu a little healthier. Oh wait, didn’t they just release an XXL Chalupa?