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Encyclopedia > Taco Bell
Taco Bell Corp.
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Founded March 21, 1962 (Downey, California)
Headquarters Irvine, California, Flag of the United States USA
Key people Glen Bell (founder)
Greg Creed (president/CEO)
Industry Fast Food
Products Tacos, burritos, and other Mexican cuisine-related fast food
Revenue $1.8 billion USD (2005)
Employees 175,000+
Parent Yum! Brands
Website tacobell.com

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., is a Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain based in Irvine, California, United States. The restaurant has locations primarily in the United States and Canada, but also operates outlets in several other markets. Image File history File links Taco_Bell_logo. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - City  12. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Glen Bell (born c. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... The Ars Technica Community Operating System (TACOS) is an imaginary operating system ostensibly created by the members of the popular computer enthusiast web site Ars Technica to represent computing Utopia. ... A large burrito. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ...

Contents

Corporate profile

History

After experimenting with alternative food items, Glen Bell opened three Taco-Tia stands between 1954 and 1955, which he later sold to his partners. He then opened the first Taco Bell in Downey, California on March 21, 1962. Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - City  12. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first Taco Bell franchise was sold in 1964 and the company became public in 1969. In 1978, the chain was sold to PepsiCo. The chain 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. “IPO” redirects here. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Corporation stubs | Companies based in Kentucky | Food companies of the United States | Fortune 500 companies | Louisville businesses | Retail companies of the United States ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ...


General operations

Taco Bell's headquarters in Irvine, California
Taco Bell's headquarters in Irvine, California

Smaller Taco Bell outlets, offering a reduced version of the menu, appear in malls, airport terminals, department stores, hotels, gas stations, and other locations. Some school lunch programs also offer Taco Bell items under the Taco Bell Express branding. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1007x757, 641 KB) Summary Photograph of Taco Bells headquarters building in Irvine, California. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1007x757, 641 KB) Summary Photograph of Taco Bells headquarters building in Irvine, California. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known... A school dinner is a meal (dinner or lunch) provided to students at a school. ...


The Taco Bell name is also used under license by Kraft Foods, which offers a line of taco shells, spices, salsa, and other Mexican foods (including full meal kits) featuring the Taco Bell Home Originals name in supermarkets nationwide. Kraft Foods Inc. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ...


As of 2005, there are 5,845 Taco Bell restaurants in the United States, including 1,252 company-owned locations, 3,803 franchisees, and 790 licenses. There is a 3% drop in branches compared with 2001.[1] Internationally there are 243 locations, 201 franchisees and 42 licensees, which adds up to growth of 2% since 2001.[2] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over the last several years, Yum! Brands, Inc. has been co-locating its various restaurant franchises (KFC, Long John Silver's, A&W, and Pizza Hut). Yum! Brands, Inc. ... KFC is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... Long John Silvers is a United States-based fast-food restaurant that specializes in seafood and fish and chips. ... A&W All-American Food is a chain of fast-food restaurants, distinguished by their draft root beer and root beer floats. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ...


Results

  • As of 2005 Taco Bell is the best-performing brand of Yum Brands, having USD1.8 billion sales for company-owned stores in the United States (compounded annual growth rate of 6% from 2001), and sales of USD4.4 billion for franchisees and licensees in the United States (compounded annual growth rate of 3% from 2001).

Taco Bell also has the largest sales per system unit in Yum!, having USD 1.17 million sales per system unit, excluding licensees.[3] A typical Yum! Brands co-branded restaurant that offer products from two or more of the companys brands (in this case, Taco Bell and KFC) Yum! Brands, Inc. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... A system unit, also known as a base unit, is the main body of a desktop computer, typically consisting of a metal or (rarely) plastic enclosure containing the motherboard, power supply, cooling fans, internal disk drives, and the memory modules and expansion cards that are plugged into the motherboard, such...


Co-branding

A Co-branded Taco Bell and KFC
A Co-branded Taco Bell and KFC

Many Taco Bell Express brand outlets can be found in suburban strip malls, often adjacent to other Yum!-brand eateries, most notably Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken. In Rifle, Colorado and in Fresno, California a Taco Bell was built to occupy the same establishment as a Long John Silver's restaurant. Image File history File links Tacobellkfcrestaurants. ... Image File history File links Tacobellkfcrestaurants. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Rifle is a city located in Garfield County, Colorado. ... Long John Silvers is a United States-based fast-food restaurant that specializes in seafood and fish and chips. ...


Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in 1998 by Joseph Shields and Thomas Rinks alleged Taco Bell failed to pay them for use of the Chihuahua character they created. The men alleged that Taco Bell had breached payment on a contract after they worked with the restaurant chain for a year to develop the talking Chihuahua for use in marketing. The talking Chihuahua became a hit with the first advertisement, in which the character bypasses a female Chihuahua for a Taco Bell taco and declares: "Yo quiero Taco Bell." Taco Bell said it would appeal the verdict. The two men received $30.1 million, plus an addition of $11.4 million in interest. [4]


Acquisitions

  • In 1984, Taco Bell acquired Pup 'N' Taco.
  • In 1986, Taco Bell acquired the Faux-Mex restaurant chain known as Zantigo, known for their Chilito, a chili-cheese burrito. The Chilito was added to the Taco Bell menu. The name was later quietly changed to Chili Cheese Burrito after comedian Paul Rodriguez pointed out the negative connotations of the word chilito (a slang word for penis) in Mexican Spanish dialect.[citation needed]

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Products

Taco Bell Menu

Taco Bell's dessert options include the Caramel Apple Empanada and Cinnamon Twists. Sides include nachos, pintos and cheese, and a cup of rice which comes with a double portion of rice, red sauce, cheese, and formerly green onion, though this ingredient is no longer carried after an E. coli scare. barbacoa tacos. ... An American-style burrito A burrito or taco de harina is a type of food found in the cuisine of Mexico and the American-style Tex-Mex cuisine. ... A well stuffed gordita. ... Chalupa boats at Xochimilco. ... Nachos Nachos in their simplest form are usually tortilla chips covered in melted cheese. ... A huitlacoche quesadilla. ... One of many brands of taquitos which can be found in the frozen food section of a typical American grocery store. ... For other uses, see Pizza (disambiguation). ... Candy apples (United Kingdom/Ireland/Australia: Toffee apples) are a common treat at Halloween because the holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest. ... Tomato sauce is a condiment made with tomatoes, and sometimes also ham, onions, basil, salt, oil, garlic, and various spices. ... The common name scallion is associated with various members of the genus Allium that lack a fully-developed bulb. ... See Wikinews article: E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens nearly 100 In September 2006, there was an outbreak of food-borne illness caused by Escherichia coli () bacteria found in uncooked spinach[1] in 26 U.S. states. ...


Big Bell Value Menu

In the late-1980s, Taco Bell commonly advertised its "59, 79, 99" pricing plan, in which nearly everything on the menu was either 59¢, 79¢, or 99¢. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme

Despite Taco Bell's relatively cheap per-item pricing, it never had a true value menu until the mid-2000s. The menu features several items generally priced below $2.00. The introduction of the value menu also brought new items to the restaurant's offerings, notably items made with potatoes and Taco Bell's third dessert, the Caramel Apple Empanada. (Cinnamon Crispas, triangular fried flour tortilla shells, were offered until being replaced by Cinnamon Twists.) The Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito recently replaced the Bean Burrito Especial, which was removed because of its small profit margin. Also of note is that half of the menu is not truly new, as Beef Combo Burritos, Cheesy Bean and Rice Burritos, Double Decker Tacos, and both Spicy Chicken items had been on the regular menu before, as permanent or limited time only items. Image File history File links Crunch. ... Image File history File links Crunch. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Profit margin is a measure of profitability. ... A double decker is a bus, airplane, train, tram, ferry, or any public transit vehicle that has two levels for passengers, one deck above the other. ...


The Big Bell Value Menu (usually) includes:

  • Grande Soft Taco: two 6" tortillas with nacho cheese in between, a double portion of beef, then lettuce and cheese
  • Double Decker Taco: beans on a 6" tortilla wrapped around a crunchy taco with beef, lettuce, and cheese
  • Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito: beans, rice, nacho cheese, 3-cheese blend, jalapeno sauce, and fiesta salsa
  • Beef Combo Burrito: beans, a double portion of beef, red sauce, cheese, and onion
  • Beef & Potato Burrito: beef, red sauce, potatoes, and sour cream
  • Spicy Chicken Burrito: spicy chicken, rice, creamy jalapeno sauce, and fiesta salsa
  • Spicy Chicken Soft Taco: spicy chicken (1.5 oz), lettuce (.5 oz), fiesta salsa (.5 oz.)
  • Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes: warm nacho cheese, cool sour cream, golden fried potatoes
  • Caramel Apple Empanada: warm caramel sauce and apple chunks

Previous Limited Time Items

  • Chicken and Steak Grilled Taquitos (Now on permanent menu)
  • Club Chalupa
  • Crunchwrap Supreme (Now on permanent menu)
  • Chicken Enchilada Grilled Stuft Burrito
  • Zesty Nachos
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Burrito
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Taco Supreme
  • Nacho Crunch Grilled Stuft Burrito
  • Extreme Cheese and Beef Quesadilla
  • 7-Layer Crunchwrap
  • Cheesy Gordita Crunch (Still available in some locations)
  • Enchirito (Now on permanent menu -- had been discontinued for years and brought back recently, albeit with a slightly different preparation)
  • Chicken Caesar Grilled Stuft Burrito
  • Grande Quesadilla

Other Discontinued Menu Items: The Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell The Crunchwrap Supreme is a Mexican-style entrée available at American fast food chain Taco Bell. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

  • The Cheesarito
  • Border Ices - Tropical flavored ice pops
  • The Bell-Beefer, a taco like Hamburger with a hamburger bun, taco meat, cheese, tomato, and lettuce.
  • Good Humor's Choco Taco was also offered for a short while

In 1991, Taco Bell launched a Fiesta menu which had smaller sized versions of four their popular menu items: the taco, soft taco, bean burrito and tostada. Each item was approximately 40% smaller than the normal versions and cost $.39 each. Good Humor is an American brand of ice cream once sold from the back of refrigerated ice cream trucks with bells to announce their presence. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the early-1990s, Taco Bell changed its menu due to pressure concerning the nutritional value of items labeled "Lite". It was believed the term lite was vague or possibly deceptive. Many items were dropped entirely from the menu, such as the "Taco Lite", a fried flour tortilla shell with lean beef, fat free sour cream, lettuce, reduced fat cheese, and tomatoes. Some items were altered to change the nutritional values, such as the removal of black olives from the list of ingredients, in an effort to reduce sodium. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Plantains frying in vegetable oil. ... Two cooked flour tortillas. ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... Diet food (or dietetic food) refers to any food or drink whose recipe has been altered in some way to make it part of a body modification diet. ... Sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. ... Binomial name L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... Binomial name Solanumlycopersicum Linnaeus ref. ... ...

Taco Bell's current restaurant design
Taco Bell's current restaurant design

In early 1994, Taco Bell transformed the familiar rainbow logo, in favor of a simpler pink/purple combo logo in an effort to revitalize their almost 20 year old logo. Image File history File links Tacobellsunnyvale. ... Image File history File links Tacobellsunnyvale. ...


New Promotions

The current promotional item is the Cheesy Beefy Melt. It is a burrito with beef, 3-cheese blend, seasoned rice, and sour cream.


Reduction of Trans Fats

As of April, 2007, Taco Bell has switched to zero trans fat per serving frying oil in all of its US single-branded locations.[5] A trans fatty acid (commonly shortened to trans fat) is an unsaturated fatty acid molecule that contains a trans double bond between carbon atoms, which makes the molecule less kinked compared to cis fat. Research suggests a correlation between diets high in trans fats and diseases like atherosclerosis and coronary...


This has greatly reduced the levels of trans fats in most Taco Bell menu items, but they are still not completely free of trans fats.


"Fresco style"

In 2003, Taco Bell launched the "fresco style" menu. [6] By ordering something fresco style, the item's cheese and/or sauce is replaced by the chain's fiesta salsa. Using this option cuts the fat in the product in half in some cases. [7]


Advertising

Taco Bell's logo used from 1985-1994
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In 1995, Michael Jordan appeared in a series of commercials promoting the Double Decker Taco, which would become a permanent menu item. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times announcing that they had purchased the Liberty Bell to "reduce the country's debt" and renamed it to "the Taco Liberty Bell." Thousands of people who did not immediately get the April Fool's Day hoax protested. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... The Liberty Bell. ... The Taco Liberty Bell was an April Fools Day joke played by fast food restaurant chain Taco Bell. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. ...


In March of 2001, Taco Bell announced a promotion to co-incide with the re-entry of the Mir space station. They towed a large target out into the Pacific Ocean, announcing that if the target was hit by a falling piece of Mir, every person in the United States would be entitled to a free Taco Bell taco. The company bought a sizable insurance policy for this "gamble."[8] No piece of the station struck the target. This article is about Mir, the Soviet space station. ...


In 2003, Costa Rican Taco Bell franchises temporarily marketed their tacos as "Tacos ticos", because for Costa Ricans, the word "taco" refers to what is known in Mexico as a flauta. ("Tico" is a colloquial term for natives of Costa Rica.) o love mexicans porque theyre muy calente ...


In 2004, a local Taco Bell franchisee bought the naming rights to the former Boise State Pavilion in Boise, Idaho and renamed the stadium the Taco Bell Arena. [2] Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... Taco Bell Arena is a 12,820-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. ...


In the summer of 2004, PepsiCo and Taco Bell introduced Mountain Dew Baja Blast. The tropical-lime flavored drink is exclusive to Taco Bell stores. Along with this, Taco Bell introduced its Mountain Dew Viva Variety! promotional campaign, where a sign shows three cups of Mountain Dew, one normal, one Code Red and one Baja Blast. Mountain Dew Baja Blast is only available at Taco Bell locations. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ...


Added to the official menu in early 2007, the Grilled Taquito is Taco Bell's latest permanent product. Some of their most recent "limited time only" items have included the Ultimate Chalupa (chalupa with chicken or steak, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, 3 cheese blend, and fiesta salsa),and the Nacho Crunch Grilled Stuft Burrito. The newest promotional item is the Cheesy Beefy Melt. Chalupa boats at Xochimilco. ... Guacamole // Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ... An American-style burrito A burrito or taco de harina is a type of food found in the cuisine of Mexico and the American-style Tex-Mex cuisine. ... It has been suggested that Advertising Specialties be merged into this article or section. ...


Slogans

  • Taca-taca-taca-taca-taca-taca Taco Bell!
  • Ooh! What a difference Taco Bell makes!
  • Make a run for the border.
  • Nothing ordinary about it.
  • The Cure for the Common Meal.
  • Just Made for You.
  • Hello Taco Bell!
  • Cross the Border.
  • Fetch that food!
  • You can munch it! So good!
  • Taste that food! Dong!
  • Change Is Good.
  • Want some?
  • Yo quiero [I want] Taco Bell.
  • Zesty!
  • Spice Up The Night. (For Taco Bell's late night day part)
  • Good To Go (Paired with various Crunchwrap promotions)
  • Fourthmeal (Term developed to help promote Late Night day part. Fourthmeal is the fourth meal of the day eaten late at night. In other words, any Taco Bell food eaten after dinner and before breakfast.)
  • I'm Full! (For the Big Bell Value Menu)
  • Opportunity doesn't knock, it rings a bell (For employment brochure inside Taco Bell)
  • Think outside the bun.
  • You Need Fourthmeal.
  • Feed the beast (also used by rival Del Taco)

Del Taco is a chain of North American fast-food restaurants specializing in Mexican-style offerings as well as American foods such as burgers, fries and shakes. ...

Mascots

Taco Bell has not had many mascots to this date. In 1995, they introduced two mascots to promote the Taco Bell kids' meal, the Ren and Stimpy-esque Nacho and Dog. Nacho is a crazy cat who gets all his knowledge of the world by watching television and is obsessed with Mexican food. Dog is a dog who is more well-behaved than Nacho and gets all his knowledge of the world by reading books. They were dropped in mid-1997. The Ren and Stimpy Show is an American animated television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ... Mexican cuisine is a style of food that originated in Mexico. ...


In September 1997, the Taco Bell chihuahua was introduced. He spoke the line in commercials for their wildly popular "Yo quiero Taco Bell" campaign. In the Spanish language, yo quiero means I want . The little dog's real name was "Gidget", but that was never publicized in the ad campaign. The character was voiced by comedian, and cartoon voice-over artist, Carlos Alazraqui of Reno 911! and Rocko's Modern Life. By 1998, the Taco Bell chihuahua was known as the biggest commercial star on the planet, but his popularity dropped significantly by 2000. As of the early-2000s, Taco Bell has gone away from the chihuahua and instead has promoted its value menu through "I'm Full!!" commercials and used "Think outside the bun" as its slogan. Gidget did, however, make a cameo in a 2002 Geico commercial where he met Geico's spokes-gecko. That commercial continued to air through 2004. The Taco Bell chihuahua. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... The Taco Bell chihuahua. ... An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is a Latin-American actor, comedian, impressionist and voice actor. ... Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central which debuted in 2003. ... Rockos Modern Life is an American animated television series whose four seasons aired from 1993 to 1996. ... The Taco Bell chihuahua. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... McDonalds version of the value menu: the Dollar Menu A value menu is a group of items on a fast food restaurant menu that are usually priced at two dollars or less. ... The Government Employees Insurance Company, usually known by the acronym GEICO, is an American auto insurance company. ...


In the early 2000s, Taco Bell's hot sauce packets (Mild, Hot, and Fire) got a major makeover. The restaurant decided to implement a scheme that would make the condiments a conversation piece as well as an advertising ploy. For each style of sauce, there are one of 8-10 or more quotations supposedly from the packet called "Sauce Wisdoms." The quotes change regularly, and Taco Bell has created a contest to have patrons enter their ideas.[9] There are hundreds of varieties of hot sauce Hot sauce, chili sauce, or pepper sauce refer to any spicy sauce made from chili peppers and other ingredients. ... Conversation Piece is a song written by David Bowie. ...


International Locations

Australia

Taco Bell's Australian franchise launched circa 1999 with a handful of stores in Sydney. There were also outlets in shopping centre food courts, "piggybacking" off existing KFC or Pizza Hut shopfronts. The venture only had moderate success, and eventually some standalone Taco Bell restaurants were 'split' to offer KFC as well. The Taco Bell dog was used in commercials with promotions such as 99 cent tacos used to encourage customers to try the chain. However, Sydneysiders never really warmed to the concept of Mexican fast food and Taco Bell disappeared in December 2003. Old Taco Bell sites were rebranded as KFC or Pizza Hut. There are some Mexican fast food success stories in Australia, such as Melbourne's BBNT. This article is about the year. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... KFC is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ...


Asia

Taco Bell Grande's Logo

In 2003, Yum! Brands introduced the Taco Bell brand into People's Republic of China. The Chinese Taco Bell restaurants are not fast-food restaurants like other Taco Bell restaurants are. Instead, they are full-service restaurants called Taco Bell Grande that are more analogous to a Mexican grill in the United States. In addition to the usual taco and burritos, Taco Bell Grande also serves other Mexican cuisine like albóndigas (meatball soup), tomatillo grilled chicken, fajitas, and alcoholic drinks such as Margaritas. Currently the chain has three restaurants in China, two in Shenzhen and one in Shanghai. Image File history File links Taco_Bell-China-Logo. ... Image File history File links Taco_Bell-China-Logo. ... Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and Republic of China (Taiwan) For other meanings, see China (disambiguation). ... Albóndigas (meatballs in Spanish) are found in Sopa de Albondigas, a Mexican food dish. ... Binomial name Physalis ixocarpa Brot. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that chicken fajita be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Margarita (disambiguation). ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


In 2004, Taco Bell opened three restaurants in Manila, Philippines. Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ibangon Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010 GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban...


Currently there are a few KFC outlets in Singapore that also sell Taco Bell meals, for example, the Hougang KFC Taco Bell outlet in Heartland Mall, Hougang South, beside Kovan MRT Station along Upper Serangoon Road. There is also the new 3-in-1 freedom of choice outlets, serving Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/KFC such as the branch in Funan The IT Mall on North Bridge Road. However there are no restaurants selling only Taco Bell merchandise. KFC is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... Columnless Platform area of Kovan MRT station on the North East Line in Singapore Artwork depicting map of Kovan area. ...


Germany

Currently, there are no Taco Bell locations in German cities. AAFES does operate several locations at major US bases in southern Germany. These secure locations are located at: Ramstein Air Base near Kaiserslautern, Mannheim Gartenstadt, Heidelberg Shopping Center, Schweinfurt Ledward Barracks, Grafenwöhr PX Complex/Shopping Center and Wiesbaden Hainerberg. After 9/11, access for non-military customers was severely restricted.[10]


England

There are only two known Taco Bell locations in England, both being operated by AAFES on air bases RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. These locations are normally restricted to the general public.


Media references

These popular stores have appeared in media and music including Demolition Man, Austin Powers movies, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, Mean Girls, and White Chicks among others. The distinctive Taco Bell buildings are also featured in animated television shows Beavis & Butt-head, Family Guy, and Futurama. Musicians also satirize and sing the praises of Taco Bell; including Weird Al Yankovic, Fergie,T-Unit, Electric Six, Primus, and even Supertramp. Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is a comedy film that parodies Hong Kong action cinema. ... Mean Girls is a 2005 film written by (and co-starring) Tina Fey. ... White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. ... Beavis (right) and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head is an animated comedy show that aired on the U.S. TV station MTV from 1993 to 1997, and is a spin-off of MTVs animation showcase Liquid Television. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article is about the musician. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson, professionally known as Fergie (born March 27, 1975), is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Electric Six is a six-piece Detroit-based band that plays what has been described as an energetic[2] and unique[3] brand of rock music infused with elements of garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal. ... Primus (disambiguation) has multiple meanings, generally derived from the Latin word meaning the first one. // Primus (band), a rock trio. ... Supertramp is a British progressive rock band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


MadTV parodied the store in a sketch titled "Taco Hell". MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad. ...


See also

Priszm LP, a limited partnership, is a Canadian fast food restaurant operator, based in Toronto. ... The Taco Bell chihuahua. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ [PDF]Yum! Brands. Worldwide System Restaurants Full-year 2005, located at http://www.yum.com/investors/media/units_ww.pdf, assessed 13 December 2006.
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ [PDF] Yum!Brands 2005 Annual report.
  4. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2003-06-04-taco-bell-lawsuit_x.htm
  5. ^ http://www.yum.com/nutrition/menu.asp?brandID_Abbr=5_TB
  6. ^ http://www.hispanicprwire.com/news.php?l=in&id=1481&cha=4
  7. ^ http://www.dottisweightlosszone.com/Restaurants/tacobell.html
  8. ^ Taco Bell press release March 19, 2001
  9. ^ Taco Bell Press. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.
  10. ^ [1]

is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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In September 1997, the Taco Bell chihuahua was introduced.
By 1998, the Taco Bell chihuahua was known as the biggest commercial star on the planet, but his popularity had dropped significantly by 2000.
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Some background on the Taco Bell boycott: Since 1977, tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida's largest farm-worker community, have been organizing for the right to merely talk with the state's tomato growers to improve farm-labor conditions and to raise the crop-picking piece rate.
After pickers learned that Taco Bell is a major buyer of tomatoes they harvest, they informed company executives two years ago of the low wages and deplorable in the fields.
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