National Crunchy Taco Day

In celebration of Taco Bell’s 50+ years.

Five Food Finds about Taco Bell

  • Founder, Glenn Bell, first opened the chain “Del Tacos,” a hot dog and taco franchise.
  • He was the first to fry his taco shells in advance.  Before then, they were fried on demand.
  • They were the first fast food chain to have move tie-in promotions.
  • In 1962, a tacos only cost 19 cents.
  • Even though the 1990 Chihuahua was an advertising phenomenon, taco sales actually went down during that period.