Taco Bell does not accept EBT payments at all of its locations. Only Taco Bell restaurants that participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) will accept EBT.
The RMP is a federal program that allows eligible SNAP recipients to purchase hot prepared meals at participating restaurants using their EBT cards. The RMP is currently available in six states: Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
To be eligible for the RMP, you must be a SNAP recipient and you must meet one of the following criteria:
- You are 60 years of age or older.
- You are disabled.
- You are homeless.
- You are the spouse of a SNAP client who is eligible for the RMP.
If you reside in one of these counties and meet the eligibility requirements for the RMP, you can use your EBT card at participating Taco Bell locations. It’s important to check with your local EBT office or the Taco Bell restaurant in your area to confirm whether they accept EBT payments.
Also, you can find other participating restaurants by contacting your state’s SNAP office or by using the USDA’s RMP restaurant locator.
List of Taco Bell that Accept EBT SNAP
Here is a list of Taco Bell locations that accept EBT, as of October 4, 2023:
- 2434 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
- 3225 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
- 1810 S 48th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
- 625 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719
- 1030 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
- 125 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
- 16900 Harbor Blvd, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
- 7320 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- 15119 Magnolia Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406
- 10700 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
- 1000 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
- 10059 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48213
- 5500 E 7 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48234
- 15551 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48024
- 1245 Broad St, Providence, RI 02905
- 1717 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223
Please note that this list is subject to change and may not be complete. It is always best to call the restaurant ahead of time to confirm whether they accept EBT.
How to use EBT at Taco Bell
To use EBT at Taco Bell, simply swipe your EBT card at the checkout counter. The cashier will then ask you to enter your PIN number. Once your PIN number is entered, the cashier will process your payment.
It is important to note that you cannot use EBT to purchase cold drinks, alcohol, or tobacco products at Taco Bell. You can also only use EBT to purchase meals for yourself and your immediate household members.
Why doesn’t every Taco Bell accept EBT?
There are a few reasons why not every Taco Bell location accepts EBT.
- Not all states participate in the RMP. As mentioned above, the RMP is currently only available in six states. Taco Bell restaurants in states that do not participate in the RMP will not accept EBT.
- Not all Taco Bell restaurants are certified to participate in the RMP. To participate in the RMP, Taco Bell restaurants must apply for and receive certification from the USDA. Not all Taco Bell restaurants have chosen to participate in the RMP.
- Some Taco Bell restaurants may not have the necessary equipment to process EBT payments. EBT payments are processed through a different system than traditional credit and debit card payments. Some Taco Bell restaurants may not have the necessary equipment to process EBT payments.
If you are unsure whether a Taco Bell location accepts EBT, you can always call the restaurant ahead of time to ask.
FAQs about EBT at Taco Bell
Q: Can I use my EBT card to purchase anything I want at Taco Bell?
A: No, the use of EBT cards at Taco Bell and other participating restaurants is subject to certain restrictions. EBT payments can only be used to purchase eligible meals for eligible individuals covered by the RMP. The specific guidelines and limitations are determined by the USDA and the state agencies.
Q: Can I use my EBT card at any Taco Bell location in the eligible counties?
A: EBT acceptance may vary even within eligible counties and specific Taco Bell locations. It’s best to contact your local Taco Bell restaurant to confirm whether they accept EBT payments and are part of the RMP program.
Q: Are the prices at Taco Bell different when using EBT?
A: No, the prices at Taco Bell remain the same whether you pay with EBT or other forms of payment. However, it’s worth noting that not all items on the menu may be eligible for purchase with EBT funds. The restrictions are in place to comply with the RMP guidelines.
Q: Can I use my EBT card to pay for a meal for someone else?
A: No, EBT cards are non-transferable and can only be used by the eligible cardholder. The RMP program is designed to provide meals specifically for the eligible individual.