Taco Bell originated in California, United States of America. It was founded by Glen Bell, and he opened the first Taco Bell restaurant back in 1962 in Downey, California. Before Taco Bell, he originally owned and operated a hamburger stand called Bell’s Hamburgers in California, built in 1948 on the border of San Bernardino and the city of Colton. Glen opened his first taco stand, Taco Tia in 1954, selling tacos for nineteen cents (AUD$2.17 value today). For more about Glen’s story, check it out here.
Taco Bell offers a variety of Mexican-Inspired foods, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of value menu items. Today, Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion customers each year at over 7,000 restaurants worldwide.