Burger King brings back tacos for a limited time with new $1 Crispy Tacos

For a limited time, the home of the Whopper will also serve tacos.

Burger King announced Tuesday that participating restaurants nationwide are introducing a $1 Crispy Taco. 

“We’ve seen success with tacos in our West Coast restaurants and knew it was time to bring this West Coast favorite nationwide,” Chris Finazzo, Burger King's president for North America, said in a statement. “The Crispy Taco adds variety to our snacking items and truly hits the spot.”    >>BEST OF DAYTON: The 3 best places to get tacos in Dayton

According to Burger King, the taco features a “crispy, crunchy tortilla filled with seasoned beef, shredded cheddar cheese and crisp lettuce, all topped with just the right amount of our savory taco sauce.”          

In a commercial, The King, Burger King’s mascot, shows off the new tacos in a commercial shot in Austin, Texas. 

“This is Burger King, this is not Taco King here,” one person in the commercial says.

Some locations starting selling the tacos before Tuesday's official launch, according to social media reports.

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Twitter user @palmqueezy tweeted Monday "@BurgerKing we need to taco bout this... Who let this happen?"          

Burger King's Twitter account responded simply: "Corporate."          

This is not the first time Burger King has offered tacos nationwide. According to Comicbook.com, the tacos exited most locations nearly a decade ago in 2010.          

Burger King also isn't the first burger chain to serve tacos.

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Jack in the Box said on its website that tacos have been a permanent menu item since the mid-1950s.          

Taco Bell added Nacho Fries in January 2018 as a limited-time item.    

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