Taco Bell Franchise

Mexican quick-service restaurant

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.
Taco Bell is the country's driving Mexican-propelled snappy administration eatery (QSR) mark. We serve made-to-request and adaptable tacos and burritos, among other craveable decisions, and are the primary QSR eatery to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)- confirmed menu items. Taco Bell and our more than 350 establishment associations work over 6,500 eateries throughout the United States that gladly serve around 40 million clients consistently.

Outside of our eateries, individuals can simply get to the Taco Bell mark through our Mobile Ordering and Payment App. In 2014, Taco Bell turned into the main QSR to dispatch a versatile application at eateries across the nation for both drive-through and feasting orders. Notwithstanding the portable application, individuals can arrange their most loved menu things by means of desktop on Ta.co or for conveyance through our association with DoorDash.

While Taco Bell is fundamentally a U.S. mark, Yum! Brands managed to make it the Company's third worldwide brand. Outside the U.S., we have over 300 Taco Bell units in 24 nations, barring the Yum! China Division.

The initial investment necessary to begin operation of a Taco Bell
Express Unit ranges from $252,550 to $580,100 for a Custom Fa├žade Unit,
including $22,500 that must be paid to the licensor and $2,000 to $5,000
that must be paid to its affiliate for the first unit only.
For a Power-Pumper or In-Line Unit, the total investment ranges from $345,950
to $701,100, including $22,500 that must be paid to the licensor and
$3,500 to $5,000 that must be paid to its affiliate for the first unit
The total investment necessary to begin operation of an existing
restaurant ranges from $152,250 to $1,766,250 or more, excluding real
property, all of which must be paid to licensor or an affiliate.

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How much does it cost to open a Taco Bell Franchise?

The investment required to open a Taco Bell Franchise is between $152,250-$3,049,100. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$45,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Taco Bell name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years

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When did the first Taco Bell open? 1962
When did Taco Bell start Franchising? 1964

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 4617 81 144 1296
2004 4657 0 193 1325
2003 4806 0 234 1321
2002 5017 0 231 1321
2001 4152 128 120 1661
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): 3rd-party financing available

Available at headquarters, Additional training available

Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:
Multi-unit Operations Background

Restaurant, retail and/or gas convenience experience

Geographically Desirable

Open to locate in a strategic market and have local market knowledge


Run a successfull business, with p/l responsibility, and development experience

Team Builder

Experience in staffing and retaining employees, demonstrated leadership skills

A culture fit with taco bell

Commitment to world class operations with strong recognition mindset

Financial Strength

Minimum of $750,000 liquid assets and $1,500,000 net worth

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Taco Bell Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Taco Bell Corp.
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


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