Monday, January 18, 2010

Taco Bell Founder Dead at 86

The founder Taco Bell has died at the age of 86.
Glen W. Bell, Jr. started his first restaurant  in 1948, he opened Bell's Drive-In in San Bernardino California.
At first the restaurant originally served hamburgers and hot dogs, but Bell soon decided to serve something a little different rhan McDonald's, by adding Mexican food.
Bell and his partners opened El Tacos in 1958, which made some money.
But Bell wanted to start his own chain, so he sold his share of the business and Bell and one of his employees started Der Wienerschnitzel in 1961.
Another one of Bell's employees opened a chain that would later be known as Del Taco.
It was in 1962, Bell opened his first Taco Bell.