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Welcome To Taco Bell

There's one thing you can't deny about Taco Bell: they sell a lot of burritos. In 2003, they sold $5.4 billion of food, a significant portion of which were burritos.

In addition to burritos, they sell tacos, gorditas, and all kinds of wacky tortilla related creations.

Of all the Multi State Chains, Taco Bell is the most ubiquitous. They have a whopping 6,500 restaurants in the United States, most of which are franchises. They employ 166,000 people. They go through 260 million pounds of ground beef each year, and 104 million pounds of cheese. On the average, 147 million people see a Taco Bell commercial once a week – more than half of the U.S. population. True story.

The Taco Bell in the photo is from Savannah, GA, and is not the standard the old logo.

This entry is filed in Taco Bell.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by Jonah.


I love all this Bell Blogging. I'd love to have some of you visit me at

It is a blog dedicated solely to my experiences at the Bell.


Posted by: Totblogger at July 13, 2005 03:24 PM

(Again wishing that I could comment on *every* blog entries... *sigh*)

In response to Phil Jonas' entry: "Oh, It’s Supreme Alright":

I have to totally agree with the assessment of the Crunch Wrap Supreme. Definitely one of the greatest Taco Bell creations in my recent memory. My wife and I love the CWS, and we get it every time we visit TB. Hopefully they keep it on the menu for a while!

Another thing I wish they would bring back is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Yum.

Posted by: Peter at July 14, 2005 12:05 PM

I love Savannah; and I love Taco Bell; and I think your Blog is right on!

Posted by: John Miller at August 3, 2005 10:03 PM

The Taco Bell in Georgia is using the original Taco Bell logo, not the redesign from the 80s.

Posted by: Carny Asada at October 20, 2005 04:52 PM

After my experiences at Taco Hell, I try to avoid eating there at all costs. It has always proven to be disgustingly greasy, no matter how healthy they make it sound/look. Check out the nutrition information:

Posted by: Lorna Schwimmer at October 23, 2005 05:02 PM

The sign in georgia is old school, circa late 70's-early 80's. This was the standard sign in the old Cali restaurants. According to my parents, most of the old ones had a fire pit (!) in front of the restaurant. By my youth in the 80's, they were covered and inoperable. It must have been a fun high school hang in the '60s.

Posted by: dylan at January 10, 2006 01:50 PM

I think Taco Bell is one of the best restaurants... the food is really good... especially the chicken quesadillas... they are the best!!

Posted by: Katie at February 10, 2006 10:27 PM

i had a burriot from taco bell today.
it was a tasty treat for a hungry soul.
no onions.

Posted by: destiny at February 22, 2006 09:15 PM

Skinny people go in to Taco Bell; fat people come out.

Posted by: Jeff Anderson at May 10, 2006 08:53 PM

Hey there to all you Taco Bell fans... The limited-time offer Ulti-"Mate" Chalupa is being paired and auctioned off on eBay with a $10,000 diamond engagement ring! Check it out...

Posted by: Cynthia at June 19, 2006 05:24 PM


We find that eating taco bell with a fork and knife greatly heightens our pseudo-mexican eating experience! You should definately give it a try !

Posted by: mandy at July 5, 2006 11:53 PM

That's an oldie. There was an older logo that more clearly showed it was a guy sleeping under a hat. Kind of a negative stereotype there. The food at the bell has changed a lot, but out here in socal, there are still a few taco stands that sell old taco-bell-style food.

Posted by: john at October 1, 2006 10:13 AM

i live in cancun mexico and i heard a rumor that they opened a taco bell here if anyone knows about it send me an email TACO BELL for life yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by: douglas at April 26, 2007 11:24 AM

with refrence to the email about a taco bell in cancun , i am coming across from scotland and would love a taco bell i have been to lots in florida and cant wait if there is one there could someone please let me know asap thanks !!!!!!

Posted by: stuart at May 18, 2007 03:21 PM

I enjoy Tocao bell's products too- my family and I enjoy the veggie burritos and crunch wraps but we have decided to discontinue using these because they contain TRANS FAT. It is time that restaurants take a little bit of interest in the health of the people they serve - The people who help them make billions of dollars in profit should account for something

Posted by: ML at May 20, 2007 08:47 AM

Taco Bell is one of the most disgusting food joints I've ever worked at. I lasted a day because after they trained me in on how to make the Beef... powdered beef and water. Heat. I quit. I'd seen a lot that day that made me think twice about taking the job. But the powdered beef put me over the edge. I have higher standards than that and I'd never serve anyone powdered beef. It would leave me feeling guilty.

Posted by: Kris at October 8, 2007 03:48 AM

A site has gone up that asks you to donate your FREE Taco Bell taco from the World Series in hopes that Taco Bell will add that value up as a donation to help the victims of the California wildfires.

Donate your taco before 5pm on Tuesday!

Posted by: Tom at October 29, 2007 08:12 PM

you are a liar kris

Posted by: nobody at November 9, 2007 03:21 PM

Thats not what taco bell was doing in 1997 when I worked there. They had meat in a sack. Now, it is true that a fair amount of the "meat" was filler (oat product adn such, I think I calculated it out to be 16% or less according to the box.)

but i didnt come here to defend Taco Bell's mediocre name. I came here to talk about GREEN SAUCE!

Taco Bell brought back the green sauce! It left right after I did, in early 2001. I was so sad. They had already given and taken away the wonderful wonderful BELOVED WILD SAUCE.

But the other day, I went back and signs were plastered all over the menu board that it was back! I got myself a green bean burrito with no onions plus sour cream. Ahhh, the good life.

Posted by: Jill at April 25, 2008 06:01 PM