Yo quiero Taco Bell! Perhaps the most famous chihuahua on the planet is the one in the all the Taco Bell commercials. Remember him? Taco Bell Corp.is a very popular restaurant chain based in Irvine, California. Itis a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., and specializes in Mexican-style quick service and food.
Here’s how this mega Mexican themed fast food franchise started. Glen Bell, a former Marine, began the chain with his first restaurant in San Bernardino, California. He named it Bell’s Drive-in.
Taco Bell is famous for it’s Mexican style fast food and working for them you will most likely start off as a team member with a job serving tacos, burritos, signature Quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos, and other specialty items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme, in addition to a wide variety of Big Bell Value Menu items.
Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion consumers each year in more than 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. More than 80 percent of its restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.
There are currently more than 278 restaurants operating in Canada, Guam, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Asia, Europe, and the Philippines.
Glen Bell was 23 when he left the Marine Corps in 1946. He was an avid Mexican food take-out customer, and was aware of the hang-ups in ordering tacos to go from a full-service restaurant. He basically wanted to change the method of preparation.
He began by selling various hot dogs, including a chili dog in a Mexican neighborhood. At the same time, he researched tacos. Glen Bell sold the El Tacos to his partners and built the first Taco Bell in Downey in 1962. Kermit Becky, a former L.A. policeman, bought the first Taco Bell franchise in 1964.
His luck was to inspire many future sales. The restaurant, located in what appeared to be an inconspicuous industrial location at the intersection of Carson and Western in the South Bay area, did tremendous volumes from the beginning.
Prospective owners clamored for restaurants when they learned from Becky himself that it was not uncommon for him to clear $10,000 in one month. It was clearly a new era for Glen Bell. No longer was it a case of providing the energy, determination and belief in an idea until it took off.
Now, it was a matter of running a large company.
In 1978, the chain was sold to PepsiCo. It was spun off along with Pepsi’s other fast food restaurant holdings as Tricon Global Restaurants in October 1997.
Tricon became Yum! Brands in May 2002.
Taco Bell has the largest sales per system unit in Yum!, having US$1.17 million sales per system unit, excluding licensees.
Taco Bell jobs include team members, shift leads, general restaurant managers, supervisors, and more.
They also have many corporate positions available so starting off with them as a team leader can lead to a very rewarding corporate position for outstanding employees who wish to continue working with them on a long term career basis.
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