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Taco Bell
#8 Franchise 500| Mexican food

Taco Bell
Mexican food

About
Founded

1962

Franchising Since

1964 (54 Years)

Corporate Address

1 Glen Bell Wy.
Irvine, CA 92618

CEO

Brian Niccol

Parent Company

Yum! Brands Inc.

Ticker Symbol

YUM

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$525,100 - $2,622,400

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: 
startup costs, equipment

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

400 hours

Classroom Training:

8 hours

Additional Training:

Additional training available

Taco Bell is ranked #8 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 - $525,100 High - $2,622,400
Units
+3.4%+218 UNITS (1 Year) +10.5%+633 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

Franchise Articles

Yum! Brands Just Released Its Q1 Earnings. Here's What That Means for Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC Franchises.

Considering a Yum! Brands franchise? Take a look at the company's first-quarter earnings.

Taco Bell Is Having a 'Go Big or Go Home' Moment

The company recently announced its plans to expand from 6,500 to 9,000 restaurants globally, and to reach $15 billion in sales by 2022.

Taco Bell Teamed With Forever 21 to Create Crazy Clothes That Are Already Sold Out

Is the idea outlandish? Sure, but the companies seemed to have leaned into the silliness with a decent amount of success.

Just How Much Does It Cost to Own a Fast-Food Franchise?

Ever wanted to invest in a McDonald's or Taco Bell? Here's what some of the most popular chains will cost you.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: November 16th, 2017