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Fast food giant Taco Bell has announced it will be testing a new dedicated vegetarian menu this year – which will feature some vegan options.

The new meat-free options are part of what the chain described as its ‘New Year’s commitments’ for 2019.

“We decided to scratch the idea of New Year’s resolutions and instead make New Year’s commitments,” Julie Masino, President of North America at Taco Bell, said in a statement. “From simplifying our ingredients while improving food quality, to creating more new jobs, to improving our recycling efforts, these are just some of our promises to keep doing even better and being even better, and they are promises that we know we will keep.”

Vegan Taco Bell

According to Taco Bell, it already offers a staggering number of vegetarian options. “As the only American Vegetarian Association-certified QSR, Taco Bell has more than 8 million vegetarian combinations,” the brand said.

“There are plenty of gratifying meatless options from which to choose as well – enough to customize a new meal every day for nearly 20,000 years.”

In addition, the chain has a page dedicated to how customers can tweak their order, to make it animal-free. “Luckily for all you vegans out there, we got your back,” says Taco Bell. “With just a few modifications to some of your favorite menu items, you can create a delicious vegan feast in the restaurant, online at Ta.co or through the Taco Bell mobile app.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.