Taco Bell customers are getting political — at least when it comes to their favorite menu items.
The fast-food chain announced a series of changes to its menu earlier this year, sparking a wave of reactions online. Now, it seems the response has spilled over into the streets, according to a TikTok by a user named Devin Blackburn.
Blackburn, who lives in San Diego, drove by a few “protestors” speaking out about Taco Bell’s new menu. Namely, the sign-wielding activists seemed angered that the restaurant recently decided to remove all potato-based items, which upset many vegan and vegetarian customers.
“Taco Bell hates vegans,” one protestor’s sign read.
Through the window of his car, Blackburn responds to the young men in his video, telling them that he’s also upset over the new menu.
“Dude, I’m vegan I can’t eat there anymore,” Blackburn says in his clip.
The video has since drawn more than 750K views, as well as plenty of feedback from TikTok users. Many said they found the protestors hilarious, while others used the opportunity to bemoan the “upsetting” menu changes.
“The only thing good I ate at Taco Bell were the potatoes,” one user wrote.
It’s worth noting that while Taco Bell’s potatoes have disappeared from the menu, there are still vegan-friendly items available.
According to the company’s website, items like the bean burrito, the veggie power menu bowl and the black bean Crunchwrap Supreme are all vegetarian. Several menu items can also be ordered with beans instead of meat and cheese, making them vegan-friendly.
Still, many Taco Bell lovers are unhappy with the new menu. In July, one customer launched a Change.org petition to stop the removal of another item, the fan-favorite Mexican Pizza. As of Nov. 9, the petition has received. more than 141,000 signatures.
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