Taco Bell is an American chain of fast-food restaurants based in Irvine, California, in the U.S. A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., they serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of “value menu” items. Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion customers each year in 6,407 restaurants, more than 80 percent of which are owned and operated by independent franchisees and licenses.
In the 1960s, Taco Bell introduced the Chiliburger, later known as the Bell Burger, then the Bell Beefer, sloppy joe-like with taco-seasoned ground beef on a hamburger bun with cheese, lettuce, onions and tomato. The Beefer was removed from the menu in the late-1980s to keep a strictly Tex Mex-inspired line up.
Other discontinued items include: Seafood Salad; Enchirito (name brought back for a different item); Chicken Fiesta Burrito; Chili Cheese Burrito; Blackjack Taco.
Taco Bell: World Series scores possible free Doritos Locos Taco
If you’re watching the World Series, Taco Bell is giving you another reason to cheer. When someone steals a base, the popular fast-food restaurant is giving customers a FREE Doritos Locos Taco. Here’s how the deal plays out: Get the FREE taco on Nov. 2, if a base is stolen in Games 1 or 2 or on Nov. 10, if a base is stolen in Games 3 through 7. The offer will only be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Last year, Lorenzo Cain had the steal that earned lots of fans the FREE taco.)