Jan 22, 2010

Glen Bell Jr.

Glen Bell Jr., an entrepreneur best known as the founder of the Taco Bell chain, died this week. He was 86. Bell died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.  He started Taco Bell in California in 1962. He sold his 868 Taco Bell restaurants to PepsiCo for $125 million in stock, in 1978.

Taco Bell is now owned by Yum Brands and is the largest Mexican fast-food chain in the nation, serving more than 36.8 million consumers each week in more than 5,600 U.S. locations.