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10. Taco Bell

Last Year's Rank: 12

Investment Range: $175,000 - $2,622,400

Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000

Category: Restaurant

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Company Description

Taco Bell is the largest taco and burrito chain in the world. Like top brands KFC and Pizza Hut, it is operated by Yum Brands.

Founder Glen Bell opened the first location in 1964 in Downey, California. Just two years later, the first franchise opened in Torrance, California, and the chain has now grown to more than 7,000 locations in more than two dozen countries, although the vast majority of units are in the U.S. Like other fast-food brands, Taco Bell offers unique options in different countries, such as the Chicken Tikka Masala burrito in India and the Kimchi Quesadilla in Korea.

Vegan and vegetarian options can also be found at the fast-food chain known for its witty social media personality and creative campaigns.

Company Statistics

Global Sales: $10,786,000,000

US Units: 6,588

International Units: 484

Total Units: 7,072

Percent Franchised: 93%

% International Units: 7%

US Franchised Units: 6,126

International Franchised Units: 476

Sales Growth %: 6.3%

Unit Growth %: 3.3%

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