Taco Bell
#2 Franchise 500| Mexican food

Taco Bell
Mexican food

About
Founded

1962

Franchising Since

1964 (56 Years)

Corporate Address

1 Glen Bell Wy.
Irvine, CA 92618

Leadership

Mark King, CEO

Parent Company

Yum! Brands Inc.

Ticker Symbol

YUM

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$570,600 - $3,049,100

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

4.25%

Financing Options

Taco Bell has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

400 hours

Classroom Training:

8 hours

Additional Training:

Additional training available

Taco Bell is ranked #2 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
After leaving the Marine Corps at 23, Glen Bell came home to San Bernardino, California and opened a hot dog stand. But his real interest was in alternative menu items, so he began selling tacos for 19 cents from a side window of the hot dog stand. When the tacos proved as popular as he had hoped, he started opening Taco Tia stands where tacos were the stars of the menu. In 1962, Bell sold the Taco Tia brand to his partners and opened the first Taco Bell in Downey, California. Franchising began two years later.

Today, Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., which also franchises KFC and Pizza Hut. There are Taco Bell locations throughout the United States and the world.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $570,600 High - $3,049,100
Units
+3.3%+231 UNITS (1 Year) +10.3%+668 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Disclaimer

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Updated: September 29th, 2020