Perhaps you've not heard the news: Taco Bell appears to be the latest fast-food joint to be hit by supply shortages happening nationwide.

CNN reports that the food shortages that have befallen the US since the start of the COVID pandemic have apparently now hit Taco Bell. These days, the menu at the Bell may be a bit limited. The fast-food chain has been warning customers that it might not have certain items on the menu. Or certain ingredients to make certain items.

According to a message on their website, "Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery delays, we may be out of some items." And sadly, it's true. Depending on where you live in this great country of ours, customers have been reporting that the chain is running out of beef, chicken, 10-inch tortillas, and even, believe it or not, their delicious hot sauce.

Some Taco Bells have even been running out of tomatoes and lettuce. In a statement to CNN Business, Taco Bell said:

Apologies for the inconvenience and we hope to feed fans’ current Taco Bell cravings again soon.

Taco Bell is just the latest fast-food chain to run into problems. KFC and Chick-Fil-A have been hard-hit lately by the poultry shortage caused by pandemic safety measures. Matter of fact, recently Chick-Fil-A has resorted to rationing sauce packets.

Even Starbucks has run into some issues running out of certain items lately. I hope this problem gets rectified soon. I need to make a run for the border. For more on the story, check out CNN's website here.

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