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Why Taco Bell

Why Taco Bell

As the leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant brand, Taco Bell plans to have 8,000 restaurants by the year 2023 which we anticipate will add an estimated 100,000 jobs nationwide.

We are seeking experienced candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate Taco Bell restaurants. In addition to operations and business experience, financial requirements vary depending on the method of acquisition. The absolute minimum financial requirement to become a Taco Bell franchisee in the United States is: $1.5 million net worth and $750,000 in personal liquid assets.

About Taco Bell

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through nearly 7,000 restaurants across the nation, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services. Overseas, Taco Bell has over 250 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants internationally within the next decade. The brand encourages its fans to "Live Más" and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Más Scholarship program. In 2016, Taco Bell was named as one of Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

Live Más

At Taco Bell we strive to Feed People's Lives with Más—our customers, our employees and our franchise partners. Getting a little more and doing a little more every day defines the Live Más spirit. That's what drove Glen Bell when he started Taco Bell in 1962, and that spirit lives at the heart of our fast food franchise organization today. We operate under the premise that food is no longer fuel—it is an experience!

Advantages of Being a Taco Bell Franchisee

  • Access to nationally and internationally known products, as well as a proven operating system that sets you up to compete in multi-unit restaurant franchising
  • Strong brand awareness of the nation's leading Mexican-inspired QSR franchise
  • A peer network of more than 350 franchisees, more than 35% of which have more than 25 years of experience
  • More than fifty years of Taco Bell multi-unit franchise support and many programs to help you compete within the QSR and franchise industries
  • Access to Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), the largest food-buying co-op in the foodservice industry

Training and Support

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Taco Bell believes that quality training and support are the foundation to your multi-unit restaurant franchise business. Taco Bell provides several training opportunities for franchisees, restaurant managers, and above store leaders. Training for all new franchisees/operators runs eight weeks and consists of web-based, on-the-job and classroom training. The training program is taught by a certified Taco Bell training instructor in a certified Taco Bell training restaurant. Training must be completed at least eight weeks prior to the planned opening or acquisition of your Taco Bell.*

Taco Bell believes that ongoing support is necessary for our franchisees. From the annual Franchise Convention and Owner's Forum to Regional Association Meetings to periodic National Brand Calls we believe in the power of staying in touch.

In addition to franchise support, we offer training for your teams. For the RGMs we have theMark and for the Above Store Leaders we have The Quest.

* Taco Bell franchisees are responsible for all costs incurred for travel and lodging of the management team. Some training is mandatory and failure to complete could result in non-issuance of franchise agreement.