#4 on the Franchise 500: Why Taco Bell Has Its Sights Set On Your City
The #4 company on our Franchise 500 list knows that to grow its customer base, it must go where customers are: metropolitan communities.
Started franchising: 1964
Total units: 6,999
Cost to open: $525.1K to $2.6M
There’s plenty of reason to toast Taco Bell -- and not just because the company’s Cantina locations now serve boozy beverages. Taco Bell, which has moved up from #8 on our list last year, is freshly focused on better serving urban markets, planning to open 1,000 new franchise locations across the U.S. by 2022. Some of those units will be its upmarket Cantina concept, while others will be walk-in shops with no drive-through option.
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