Taco Bell's beloved nacho fries are returning to menus on July 12, all thanks to the 25th anniversary of the Warner Bros. film Demolition Man. The 1993 sci-fi classic, set in the year 2032, predicted a dystopian (or utopian, if you really like Taco Bell) future in which Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the “franchise wars,” so all restaurants became Taco Bell. In this glorious future, nacho fries never left the menu.
To celebrate, Taco Bell is recreating the iconic Taco Bell restaurant from the film outside of San Diego’s Comic Con from July 19 to 21, and will be releasing a sequel to the trailer of their fake film Web of Fries I — sensibly called Web of Fries II — while we wait for nacho fries to drop. “When you create a fake trailer for a fake movie for a real product that surpasses all expectations of products (and movie trailers), it seems inevitable that you have to create a sequel,” said Marisa Thalberg, chief brand officer of Taco Bell Corp., in a press release.
As per usual, the perfect fried potato spears served with cheesy queso will be available à la carte for $1.29, served Supreme for $2.49, and BellGrande for $3.49. You can still load up your nacho fries with beef, cheese, tomatoes, or sour cream, and add them to any $5 box. However, nacho fries won't be around forever. They're still a limited time menu offer, so grab them while you can.