As soon as rumors spread that the beloved menu item was getting the ax, a Change.org petition was created begging Taco Bell to “Save the Mexican Pizza.” And despite a slightly slow start that took nearly a month to get from 50,000 to 75,000 supporters, the number of signatures has suddenly exploded: Over the past four days, another 25,000 supporters have jumped on board, pushing the petition past 100,000. Earlier this year, the company rolled out various changes to make service and customer experience better amid the coronavirus pandemic. The chain says by getting rid of its Mexican Pizza, it will cut down on the packaging it uses for the menu item, according to a previous KSAT 12 report. #savethemexicanpizza https://t.co/83zH7lFzGY, Our days together are numbered..... #SaveTheMexicanPizza @tacobell pic.twitter.com/sO3nAsK1vq, Hey @tacobell y’all couldn’t wait till 2021?! Whether you prefer the new Pineapple Whip Freeze or a classic Mountain Dew Baja Blast with your order, there’s no doubt the Mexican Pizza is a staple. It already has more than 20,000 signatures! Describing it as “an item loved by many, especially in the South Asian community,” Jagridar’s petition states that getting rid of the Mexican Pizza “would not only be the loss of one of our favorite foods but a piece of our childhood & heritage as Indian Americans.” These changes were in efforts to make room for new menu items. Sonia Ramirez is a Houston native with over 30 years of experience working in English and Spanish media covering lifestyle, travel, and culture stories. We’ve enjoyed seeing fans and influencers share their fondest Mexican Pizza memories on social, and this past week, we gave it the sendoff it deserves with a tribute on Instagram. Is the Mexican Pizza your favorite Taco Bell item? QUIZ: Do you know how these alternative bands got their names? While its fans are rallying, Taco Bell has stood behind its decision to take the pizza off of its menu, citing environmental concerns. “We know some fans may be sad to see this one go, we are too,” the company sympathized, suggesting diehards go eat as many as they can before the unique pie officially disappears on November 5. All rights reserved. The petition claims losing the popular menu item “would not only be the loss of one of our favorite foods but a piece of our childhood & heritage as Indian Americans." The petition goes on to say the pizza is a loved item by the South Asian community. Taco Bell has a fight on its hands with fans across the country uniting to sign a petition to save the iconic Mexican Pizza many grew up with. It concludes by asking people to help out by buying “as many Mexican Pizzas” as possible to show Taco Bell how loved the menu item it. The Mexican Pizza is a crisp tortilla shell topped with refried beans and a layer of taco beef, which makes the “crust,” topped with Mexican pizza sauce, a three-cheese blend and tomatoes, according to Taco Bell’s website. As I write this, the number has surged past 103,000 people with multiple new names coming through every minute. There are petitions to save the Mexican pizza, as well as a trending hashtag, #SaveTheMexicanPizza, that has fans uniting to plea for the survival of the iconic fast-food staple. Joshua Blanchard / Stringer/Getty Images, The Petition to Save Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Has Over 100,000 Signatures. Please sign this petition. In September, the fast-food chain revealed that customers will have to say goodbye to the Mexican Pizza, pico de gallo and all of its shredded chicken menu items. The Mexican Pizza is a crisp tortilla shell topped with refried beans and a layer of taco beef, which makes the “crust," topped with Mexican pizza sauce, a three-cheese blend and tomatoes, according to Taco Bell’s website. To join the fight to save the Mexican Pizza, go to Change.org and sign the petition. His profile bio even reads, “Just a dude trying to save the Mexican Pizza.”. Lee, Son dies after murdering father, stabbing mother on Thanksgiving Day, Two killed in Clarksville shooting on Thanksgiving Day. The petition was created by Krish Jagirdar, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, nearly a month ago on Change.org. Krish Jagirdar started this petition to Taco Bell. @tacobell I thought it was a hoax but, unfortunately, I guess you’re playing the long con..or you’re being for real for real. But Change.org can help you build more signatures in a fraction of the time. As of Sunday, the petition had over 97,000 supporters and counting. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to save Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza after the fast food chain announced the popular menu item along with several other would be discontinued in early November. Shortly after the horrific news was announced, someone started a Change.org petition to save the Mexican Pizza. — Spooky Michelle (@raba_leia) October 12, 2020. It’s “a delicious love child of Mexican and Italian cuisine. A Change.org petition to keep the unique item on the menu has crossed a major milestone, but can it make a difference? Buy as many Mexican Pizzas as possible to drive their numbers, Share the petition to as many people as possible, An online petition to save the beloved Mexican Pizza. RELATED: Taco Bell removing even more items from its menu starting Nov. 5. Major movements tend to have a tipping point—that moment when an idea grabs ahold of enough individuals that it transforms into a full-blown phenomenon. For fans of Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza, they’re hoping that breakthrough happens at 100,000 signatures. “Currently, Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S.,” Taco Bell said in a news release. We’ve assembled a list of 50 of the world’s most reliable, inexpensive wines – bottles that offer amazing quality for their price year in and year out. The petition claims losing the popular menu item “would not only be the loss of one of our favorite foods but a piece of our childhood & heritage as Indian Americans." This is an item loved by many, especially the South Asian community. “Currently, Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S.,” Taco Bell said in a news release. Losing this item would not only be the loss of one of our favorite foods but a piece of our childhood & heritage as Indian Americans. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the Mexican pizza at least until November. While we wait to see if Taco Bell has a change of heart, customers are counting down the days until the dreaded Nov. 5. scary reminder: there are only 24 days left until @tacobell gets rid of the Mexican pizza & all desi customers. However, beginning Nov. 5, Taco Bell will be getting rid of the Mexican Pizza, pico de gallo, and shredded chicken. While we wait to see if Taco Bell has a change of heart, customers are counting down the days until the dreaded Nov. 5. "Currently, Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S.," the company announced in a press release. How to Save This Taco Bell Menu Icon. Despite the company’s efforts to improve its carbon footprint, customers are pretty upset that the Mexican Pizza is leaving for good. Buy as many Mexican Pizzas as possible to drive their numbers, Share the petition to as many people as possible, An online petition to save the beloved Mexican Pizza. An online petition to save the beloved Mexican Pizza from leaving the Taco Bell menu is trending on social media and it’s gaining more followers by the minute.. Just found out Taco Bell will be removing the Mexican pizza from its menu November 5th and I’m not okay, — (@concretekowboi) October 14, 2020. The petition titled “Save the Mexican Pizza” had gained more than 82,000 signatures and counting as of Friday afternoon. A combination that only peace could have brought together,” the food chain’s website says. My Go-To Taco Bell order depends on it. Although saying goodbye was a tough decision to make, we’ve loved the passion and energy our fans have shown us and want them to know we’re always listening and we care.”, Credit: There are petitions to save the Mexican pizza, as well as a trending hashtag, #SaveTheMexicanPizza, that has fans uniting to plea for the survival of the iconic fast-food staple. It can take a while to personally engage people on the issues you care about most — like this petition. The petition was created by Krish Jagirdar, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, nearly a month ago on Change.org.