Taco Bell is one of the most popular food chains in the world, so it is no surprise that thousands of users have asked us if it is halal.
About Taco Bell
Taco Bell was founded in Downey, California by Glen Bell in 1962.
It is focused on Mexican food.
Taco Bell has over 7,000 branches worldwide. It generates over $13 billion worldwide.
In short, Taco Bell is huge and popular!
Popular Menu Items
Some of the popular items on the Taco Bell menu are:
- Crunchwrap Supreme — the ultimate must-eat item on Taco Bell’s menu.
- Chicken Quesadilla — the perfect mixture of meat, cheese, and Jalapeno ranch.
- Cheesy Gordita Crunch — the perfect blend of soft and hard Tacos!
We are getting hungry just looking at these! There are so many other delicious items on the menu that you can check out on their website www.tacobell.com!
Taco Bell is 100% halal in Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia.
Taco Bell is partially halal in Malaysia, per the company’s official statement. This means that selected items from their menu are halal.
Muslims in India can also enjoy halal food at Taco Bell – the restaurant chain has confirmed that they use certified halal meat in their outlets.
Some Taco Bell chains in the UK exclusively use halal meat. A total of 18 out of 29 Taco Bell stores in the UK serve halal meat. This includes 9 stores in London. A full list of these is available in the link below.
|Bradford||Bradford Broadway Shopping Centre – Food Court, Bradford, BD11US|
|Ingleby House – Ingleby Road, Bradford, BD8 9AP|
|Glasgow||178 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G28BT|
|Leeds||Bankwood Way Centre 27 Business Park, Birstall, Leeds, WF17 9TB|
|Leicester||8 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester LE1 1DA|
|London||Baker Street – 187 Baker Street, London NW1 6UY|
|Colindale – 130 Colindale Avenue, Colindale NW94AX|
|Harrow – 362 Station Road, Harrow, London HA1 2DE|
|Hounslow – 217 High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1DH|
|Shepherds Bush – 64 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8LP|
|Wembley – 332 High Road, Wembley, London, HA9 6AZ|
|Wimbledon – 2 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RF|
|Wood Green – 1 Gladstone Ave, Wood Green, London N22 6JS|
|Northampton||Nene Park, Sixfields Northampton NN5 4EG|
|Rotherham||Sycamore Road, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham S631EN|
|Sheffield||Broughton Lane, Sheffield S92DD|
|Woking||19-21 Chertsey Road, Woking GU215AB|
Taco Bell in Australia does not serve halal meat. However, they have some vegetarian options on the menu that are safe for consumption by Muslims.
Unfortunately, Taco Bell in North America is not halal!
In fact, Taco Bell specifically says: Whilst the meat and other ingredient suppliers we use may be Halal certified, the products prepared in our restaurants are not specifically Halal certified
However, like in Australia, Taco Bell in North America has a vegetarian menu that is certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).
So, what’s the halal verdict? Is Taco Bell halal?
Taco Bell is not halal in North America and Australia!
Taco Bell stores are 100% halal in Saudi Arabia and India, but only partially halal in Malaysia.
Taco Bell serves halal meat in a few of its UK stores as well.
Obviously there are many non-meat items on the Taco Bell menu which halal observers can consume, such as:
- Vegetarian dishes – including favorites like the Bean Burrito, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, and Black Bean Chalupa Supreme
- Beverages – such as their Lemon Lime Bitters and Iced Teas
- Desserts – such as their Churros & Chocodilla, and
- Snacks such as their Tortilla Chips and Cheesy Swirl
You should always verify the halal status with the restaurant directly just to be sure!
Restaurants change their meat suppliers and their policies constantly.
Furthermore, individual franchise locations change ownership all the time. So one location’s owner can use halal meat but can sell it to a new owner who chooses not to. So, to make sure that you have the latest information — reach out to the establishment!