Taco Bell

There’s no need to wait until Super Bowl Sunday to join 87-year-old Bernie Goldblatt and friends on an epic nighttime adventure, as Taco Bell is releasing its full 60-second Super Bowl commercial on the brand’s YouTube channel.

The brand commercial, “Viva Young,”...

Taco Bell is showing the world what it truly means to “Live Mas” as it unveils a 60-second online teaser video in anticipation of its 60-second brand Super Bowl commercial. 

The “Live Mas” brand commercial is titled “Viva Young” and is scheduled to...

In a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, when it comes to identifying what drives loyalty for restaurants, the most commonly cited factors in determining which quick-service restaurant is visited most often are good value (58 percent), convenience (57 percent), low prices...

To officially kick off the New Year, Taco Bell announced it will advertise during Super Bowl XLVII, which will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on Febuary 3, 2013.

“We are excited to be back in Super Bowl after a few years away and can’t wait to show the world what...

Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has completed the sale of Pacific Island Restaurants Inc. (PIR), to Nimes Capital LLC. PIR is the sole franchisee of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell throughout Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan. Terms of the...

Established in 1982, Desert de Oro Foods is Arizona’s largest Taco Bell franchisee. Desert de Oro Foods is a family-owned and operated business with locations in Arizona, California, and Utah.

Based in Kingman, Arizona, Desert de Oro Foods’ IT team outfits and supports more...

December 2012

Our athletes went to the Olympics, our science went to Mars, and our people went to the polls. But what of the restaurant industry in 2012? These dozen items from the year had the biggest impact on the foodservice landscape and shaped the industry for a potentially game-changing 2013.

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December 2012

The days of dingy, dull, and outdated fast-food joints may soon be a thing of the past. Quick serves are meeting the demands of an evolving consumer base to remain competitive with the fast-casual sphere, using everything from sleek interiors with comfortable booths and flat-screen televisions...

December 2012

In this last Brand New Perspectives of 2012, I’m breaking from my usual Q&A format to recap some of the most important brand developments in fast food this past year.

Despite the sluggish economy and uncertainty that typically accompanies election years, companies in our...

New Yorkers saw 200 workers on strike this week at the city’s largest fast food chains, as employees at dozens of McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Taco Bells held a one day strike to call for higher wages to support their families and the right to form a union without interference.

On the heels of combining two of America’s favorite flavors to create the biggest taco launch of 2012, the Doritos Locos Tacos, Taco Bell is now pairing the spirit of its tagline “Live Mas” with one of the biggest sporting events of 2012: the Major League Baseball (MLB) World...

Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat artists are not only passionate about tacos, but also about using their voices for good to raise awareness and donations to end world hunger.

Through October 18, the Feed the Beat program, which supports up-and-coming artists, is partnering with @TacoBell...

October 2012

The drive-thru operation of a quick-service restaurant may seem relatively cut and dried, but operators aren’t resting on their laurels when it comes to their outdoor business. For many brands in the industry, the drive thru can account for anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of sales...

September 2012

Breakfast is on a roll.

Even though most Americans prepare or eat their morning meals at home, an increasing number of them are opting for breakfast on the way to work, particularly at quick-service restaurant locations.

Nearly half of consumers visited a limited-service restaurant...

Many Americans are unaware that one in four U.S. high school students fail to graduate in four years.

This is a statistic close to the hearts and minds of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and its Graduate to Go initiative, which continues to invest in America's youth by helping...

September 2012

From upstart chains like Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill to regional stalwarts like Krystal, quick-serve brands across the U.S. are celebrating important milestones this year. Find out how these brands built themselves for long-term success.

Taco Bell is introducing the cornerstone of FirstMeal—the new A.M. Crunchwrap—and Mtn Dew A.M., a combination of Mountain Dew and Tropicana Orange Juice mixed in-store.

The items join Taco Bell’s Cinnabon Delights as three destination items exclusively available at Taco...

Starbucks is the top quick-service restaurant brand with $87.4 million of Impact Media Value according to General Sentiment’s Q2 2012 QSR MediaMatch report.

McDonald’s ($39.4 million), Taco Bell ($38.7 million), Burger King ($37.4 million), and Chipotle ($29.5 million) round...

Yum! Brands Asian markets continue to surge, fueled by red-hot growth, said CEO David C. Novak during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on July 19th. Taco Bell, with a 13 percent increase in same-store sales, continues to be the most profitable brand for the company’s U...

Taco Bell today announced that it will support the July 5 launch of its new industry-changing Cantina Bell menu--created by chef Lorena Garcia, who was featured on NBC's "American's Next Great Restaurant" and will appear on the new season of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters...