As the New Year is finally upon us, we're all trying to better our lives by making some rock-solid New Year's resolutions. Some of us are trying to hit the gym more, eat healthier, oversleep less, and other objectives to improve ourselves in the long run.
Taco Bell is no different.
The fast food chain has set themselves a few goals they'd like to accomplish by the end of 2017 and beyond.
Getting rid of things that don’t make sense anymore
Taco Bell plans on saying goodbye to quite a few things that just aren't relevant at the fast food chain, anymore. Going away will be XL soda cups, antibiotics from their chicken, and preservatives and additives where possible (by 2018).
Who even needs that much soda when you can simply just walk up and refill it yourself?
Giving patrons more of what they want
Taco Bell already promised they'd serve only cage-free whole eggs on their breakfast menu, a feat which they accomplished in 2016. Now, the fast food chain wants to expand this goal to everything else on their menu including their avocado ranch sauce, creamy jalapeño sauce, habanero sauce, and creamy chipotle sauce by the beginning of next year.
For a massive chain like Taco Bell to go cage-free, the act could potentially become a catalyst to influence the rest of the fast food industry. Swapping the eggs they use could, in turn, affect how farmers and providers treat their animals and products on an ethical scale.
Cutting back on the salt
Since 2008, Taco Bell cut 15 percent of sodium across their menu. The fast-casual chain is now shooting to cut an additional 10 percent of sodium (25 percent total) throughout their menu.
This move forward reinforces our belief that the fast food chain has low-key become one of the healthier fast food options out there.
More jobs and scholarships
By 2022, Taco Bell wants to create 100,000 more US jobs included with education and training programs. Over the next decade, the company plans on hiring 1.5 million young adults. Everyone needs to get some job experience under their belts, and getting a foot into the Taco Bell workforce would definitely instill some pretty solid work ethic in today's youths.
The company is finally going to strive towards being a better neighbor in all its communities by reducing energy consumption and using more reclaimed materials and sustainable landscape features. For example, the Fiesta Taco Salad is transitioning from a plastic to a paper box.
Those are some pretty ambitious goals. Hopefully the company will be able to smoothly implement them without any hiccups, as these resolutions have the potential to revolutionize many aspects of the fast food industry.