Taco Bell Testing Three Menu Items, Including Doritos Quesalupa Crunch

By Tonya Garcia Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Yum Brands Inc.'s Taco Bell chain said Thursday that it is testing three menu items between March 2 and April 8. The Doritos Quesalupa Crunch features the Doritos Locos Taco filled with beef, lettuce and cheddar cheese wrapped in a cheese-filled Quesalupa shell. It's priced at less than $4 and will be testing in Cincinnati. The Chicken Enchilada Burrito includes seasoned rice, red sauce or nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, a three-cheese blend, and rolled chicken. It's available in Flint, MI. And the Caesar Crunchwrap is made with chicken or steak, parmesan and corn crisps, romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, a three-cheese blend and tomatoes then grilled. It's being tested in Nashville, TN. Both the burrito and the Crunchwrap are priced at $2.99 on their own, or can be purchased as part of the $5 box that includes the Doritos Locos Taco, a Crunchy Taco and a medium beverage. Yum shares are up nearly 21% for the past year, in line with the S&P 500 index which is up 20.6% for the period.

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