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Taco Bell debuts Naked Egg Taco, a new, tortilla-free breakfast item

Taco Bell's new Naked Egg Taco debuts nationwide

Taco Bell's new Naked Egg Taco debuts nationwide on Aug. 17, 2017. Photo Credit: Taco Bell

If you missed – or just really miss – the short-lived Taco Bell creation that substituted a piece of fried chicken for a tortilla, well, there's a new mock shell at the Bell.

The mad scientists at the fast-Mexican chain are concerned about your breakfast hunger pains too, and on Tuesday announced the new Naked Egg Taco. Yes, that is a fried egg taking the place of the taco shell, holding in cheese, potatoes and bacon or sausage. 

Those not easily shell-shocked can purchase the N.E.T. starting Aug. 31. 

New Yorkers, however, don't have to wait. A reservation-only Thursday tasting event in SoHo will let you foodgram this creation early; head to to secure your spot. Select tastings will occur in cities including Chicago and Austin, Texas, with NYC grabbing first bites.

If you miss out, Taco Bell said in a news release that "additional seatings will be released leading up to the menu item's debut." Or, you can wait until its official release, and pay $1.99 for the limited-edition item. 


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