How to Get Free Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos on March 31

Taco Bell is giving away free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos for Taco Tuesday on March 31. All drive-thru guests will receive a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco when they arrive at a Taco Bell drive-thru restaurant.

For Taco Bell fans who'd prefer to stay at home or can't make it our to a drive-thru, but don't want to miss out on enjoying tacos, the restaurant chain is offering free delivery on GrubHub for all orders $12 and up, before tax, tip, and fees.

Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell, said in a letter to customers: "It's a small way for us to say thank you for the ways you're showing up for your communities and our chance to give you a little TLC during this time."

As well as treating its customers, Taco Bell is giving back to key workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

King said: "There's a distinct group of brave people—from healthcare workers, to teachers, to grocery store employees—who are making sure the world keeps running, and we need to make sure we all do our part to take care of them.

"Around the world, our franchisees have committed to feeding these special individuals, and in the U.S., many of our franchisees have quickly mobilized to do the same."

Taco Bell will transform its Taco Trucks into mobile commissaries to deliver food to essential workers and said it will support healthcare workers at its international locations as well. The restaurant chain is also working on a way to allow ambulance and truck drivers to order via the drive-thru.

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While Taco Bell restaurants are closed for dine-in, restaurants remain open for drive-thru or carry-out orders. Joshua Blanchard/Getty

Additionally, Taco Bell has announced that the Taco Bell Foundation will donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, a charity that aims to end childhood hunger. Taco Bell will also reintroduce its Round-Up scheme drive-thrus, which offers customers the chance to round-up their order and donate the difference.

Finally, Taco Bell is also responding to the coronavirus pandemic by donating excess food and produce to food banks, by partnering with restaurants and distribution centers.

To claim your free taco on Taco Tuesday, March 31, head to a drive-thru and claim yours while supplies last. All Taco Bell restaurants are serving drive-thru only, and restaurants without drive-thru are taking carry-out orders only.

Customers can order carry-out at the restaurant, on the Taco Bell website or on the app. Some Taco Bell restaurants are operating with updated hours, so check with your local restaurant before heading out.

When leaving your home, be sure to follow any local guidelines surrounding social-distancing and health and safety practices.

World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Hygiene advice

• Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.
• Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste.
• Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth. Do not spit in public.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands.

Medical advice

• Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms.
• Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people.
• If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance.
• Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease.
• Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance.

Mask and glove usage

• Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person.
• Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
• Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning.
• Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask.
• Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of the mask.
• Do not reuse single-use masks.
• Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves.
• The COVID-19 virus can still be picked up on rubber gloves and transmitted by touching your face.