First Taco Bell located in Downey, California
Taco Bell founder Glen Bell
Bell in 2010
On March 21, 1962, Glen Bell opened his first Taco Bell restaurant in Downey,
California. The fast food chain now serves more than 2 billion customers each
year in more than 5,800 restaurants in the U.S., more than 80 percent of which
are owned and operated by independent franchisees.