In celebration of the return of Taco Bell's fan-favorite menu item Mexican pizza, the fast food chain is presenting the satirical musical Mexican Pizza: The Musical on the Taco Bell TikTok account May 26 at 8PM ET. It can be streamed on TikTok.
The musical tells the story of those who fought to bring the menu item back. Taco Bell removed Mexican pizza from their menu in 2020 in an effort to streamline their "restaurant experience." The work is written by Hannah Friedman (Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Obi-Wan Kenobi) with original music by the Grammy Award-winning duo behind The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.
Grammy winner Doja Cat is set to appear in the musical, alongside TikToker Victor Kunda, both of whom spoke the musical into existence with their viral musical content. The "Say So!" singer posted a video of herself singing a jingle dedicated to the menu item and the TikToker choreographed a musical number using the audio. Country singer Dolly Parton also announced that she is involved in the musical via an Instagram post.
The beloved menu item returns to menus nationwide May 19. The Mexican pizza is made of two crispy flour shells, layered with beans, pizza sauce, seasoned beef, tomatoes, and a three cheese blend. Fans of the item created a petition to bring it back on Change.org and it has since been labeled as a victory with more than 171,725 signatures.