Taco Bell Corp., based in Irvine, California, is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), and the nation’s leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain. Taco Bell® serves tacos, burritos, signature Quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos, and other specialty items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme™, in addition to a wide variety of Big Bell Value Menu® items.
Taco Bell® serves more than 2 billion consumers each year in more than 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. In 2005, Taco Bell® generated sales of $1.8 billion in company restaurants and $4.4 billion in franchise restaurants. More than 80 percent of our restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees. There are currently more than 278 restaurants operating in Canada, Guam, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Asia, Europe, and the Philippines.
Nearly 150 million people see a Taco Bell® commercial once a week – more than half of the U.S. population. Over 2 billion tacos and 1 billion burritos of all varieties are served in Taco Bell® restaurants each year.
The Taco Bell® corporate headquarters, or Restaurant Support Center, is located in Irvine, California. In addition, field offices are located throughout the country to serve both company and franchise restaurants.
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We believe there has never been a more exciting time to be part of Taco Bell and Yum! Brands! When we created Yum! Brands, we had the privilege of possessing a heritage of success established by the founders of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W All American Food. Their leadership and innovation helped launch the quick service restaurant industry. The brands they created enjoy worldwide recognition and popularity. Yum! Brands is the biggest restaurant company in the world in terms of system units and we are the worldwide leader in most of our product categories.