October 4 was National Taco Day and Wendy's celebrated by giving fans a taste of nostalgia with the return of its beloved Taco Salad. In an era of covers, comebacks, remakes and reboots, the 1990s classic is back on the menu—giving its original fans a chance to introduce it to those who are too young to even remember it.
Wendy's is giving fans a taste of nostalgia by bringing back its Taco Salad. Built using all the ingredients that made it so popular when it first hit the menu in the 1980s, Wendy's Taco Salad is making a nationwide comeback and giving its original fans a chance to introduce it to those who are too young to even remember it.
"Wendy's Taco Salad is an all-time classic and, over the years, fans of the original have asked if we'd ever bring it out of retirement," says Carl Loredo, vice president of Wendy's brand marketing. "We love how nostalgic and passionate our loyal Taco Salad fans are and look forward to introducing it to a new generation of fans with the same build and quality ingredients."
Built using all the ingredients that made it so popular when it first hit the menu, the Taco Salad starts with a bed of fresh, hand-chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce and is topped with Wendy's signature chili, hand-diced tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese. Beyond that, anything on the salad is your call. Wendy's provides the tortilla chips, sour cream and salsa—made with roasted tomatoes and ancho chili peppers—that allow guests to concoct their own unique, flavorful Taco Salad creation.