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Taco Bell is a fast food restaurant that specializes in Tex-Mex style food and with an extensive value menu with extra-low prices.
All about Taco Bell
Taco Bell is an American fast food restaurant owned by Yum! Brands Inc., which specialized in Tex-Mex cuisine. Among their popular menu items are tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas. They also occasionally have specialty items or special promotional items. One staple of the Taco Bell menu is their "value menu" with extra-low pricd items.
They've got a Dollar Cravings menu (which replaced the previous Why Pay More menu), which has 11 items that you can purchase for just one dollar. You can purchase items like a the Beefy Fritos Burrito, the Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla, a Spicy Potato Soft Taco, or Triple Layer Nachos.
To get discounts on your next meal at Taco Bell, check their website's "Offers" section for the latest deals, or simply view them right here.
Taco Bell is still a drive-through restaurant, and a seated one too. It’s value menu means you can find something tasty for an excellent price. Taco Bell coupons are easily found online, and are great deals. Gift cards are available, and there is even a Taco Bell app so as to know the latest offerings.
The history of Taco Bell
The idea for Taco Bell came about when Glen Bell, who had a hot dog stand at the time, noticed that the Mexican restaurant across the street always had really long lines. He went in and found out that it was the hard shelled tacos that were such a hit - so he was inspired to make his own take on them. In the early 1950s, he opened a taco stand.
The first Taco Bell restaurant was opened in Downey, California, in 1962 (recently, it was moved to their current coporate headquarters in nearby Irvine). Within just five years, there were 100 Taco Bell locations. PepsiCo bought the company in 1978.
Today, there are over 6,400 Taco Bell restaurants across the United States.
Taco Bell announces it will use cage-free eggs
Taco Bell recently announced to its customers that they will be switching to only cage-free eggs by the end of 2016. They say they will be "the first national quick service restaurant to completely implement the change." They say 500,000 hens will be helped by the big change.
They've also promised to remove things like added trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, unsustainable palm oil, ahd high fructose corn syrup - though in this case, it's only from "core menu items" rather than the full menu.
Taco Bell isn't the first company to promise such a change. McDonald's has said they will use only cage-free eggs within the next ten years, and Starbucks says they'll get it done by 2020.