Dedicated vegetarian menu boards just arrived at Taco Bell. The Mexican-inspired fast-food chain is also expanding the number of veggie and plant-based dishes. Taco Bell\u2019s new veggie menu features new meat-free items such as the Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme and Black Bean Quesarito. It will also feature long-term favorites including the 7-Layer Burrito and the Bean Burrito. The classic bean burrito is a menu staple of over 50 years, and is Taco Bell\u2019s second best-selling item. \u201cEverything on the menu board is American Vegetarian Association-certified,\u201d says Taco Bell. \u201cThe nationwide rollout follows a successful test in Dallas earlier this year, and we\u2019re excited to make it even easier for more fans around the country to opt for meatless \u2013 without sacrificing craveability." \u201cThere are 13 AVA-certified menu items and 36 certified vegetarian ingredients,\u201d says Taco Bell. Twenty-six of those ingredients are vegan. Taco Bell also says that the menu can be \u201ccustomized more than 8 million ways \u2013 that\u2019s enough to customize a new meal every day for nearly 20,000 years.\u201d Taco Bell became the first AVA-certified quick service restaurant (QSR) in 2015. The chain sells 350 million veggie items per year and says that about 7 percent of all orders are vegetarian. Last January, Taco Bell made a series of New Year\u2019s commitments, including plans to make the menu more vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian-friendly. Taco Bell added Make it Meatless info to its apps and website to help customers make ingredient substitutions. It also has a How to Eat Vegan guide. Customers Love Vegan Fast-Food Burger King, McDonald's, and KFC have also adopted explicitly vegan menu items. Burger King, in particular,\u00a0enjoyed a huge increase in sales -- 28 percent -- immediately following the introduction of a vegan whopper in April. Other Mexican-inspired fast-food chains such as Del Taco and QDOBA use vegan meats produced by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Masino told CNBC that although Taco Bell met with Beyond and Impossible, the company will stick to its classic veggie and vegan menu items. \u201chat we\u2019re proud of is that we\u2019ve been doing vegetarian for 57 years,\u201d said Masino. Taco Bell\u2019s dedicated vegetarian menu boards launch across the U.S. this Thursday.