Taco Bell is facing national food shortages and people who hate their gastrointestinal tracts are furious

Jul 20th

This might be one of the only examples where a national emergency is a positive gain for national health:

The menu at Taco Bell may be a bit limited these days, with the quick-service restaurant chain warning customers that it might not be able to fulfill their current appetite hankerings.

In an apology offered in an orange banner atop its website, Taco Bell declared: "Sorry if we can't feed your current crave. Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery delays, we may be out of some items."

While I would normally celebrate a shortage of mystery meat, I do have to wonder what strange new world we're coming to in Biden's America as inflation and shortages continue to ramp up.

After all, a few short months ago, this was merely satire:

And Taco Bell fans lauded that their preferred chain was unaffected by the shortage woes found elsewhere:

Now, my friends, even fast food is getting hard to come by.

Reached for comment, Taco Bell declined to specify what items were in short supply and how wide-ranging the problems might be.

"Due to national transportation delays happening throughout most of the industry, we may temporarily be out of some items. Apologies for the inconvenience and we hope to feed fans' current Taco Bell cravings again soon," the chain told CBS MoneyWatch in an emailed statement.

Patrons are not happy.

I guess the 1993 film Demolition Man was wrong about all restaurants being Taco Bells in our dystopian future!!


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