Taco Bell at Merdian Point
Fast-food chain serving Mexican-inspired fare such as tacos, quesadillas & nachos.
Taco Bell® is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, the world’s leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain. Taco Bell® offers a wide range of Mexican menu items, and serves more than 36.8 million consumers each week in approximately 6,500 restaurants worldwide. Taco Bell® was founded in 1962 by Glen Bell, a former US Marine, who invented the preformed taco shell in 1951. Taco Bell® became a reality on March 21, 1962. The first Taco Bell® restaurant was built in Downey, California. Taco Bell® was acquired by PepsiCo in 1978.
In October of 1997, PepsiCo spun off KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell®, thereby forming Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company. In May of 2002, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. changed its name to Yum! Brands.