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  Taco Bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Taco Bell franchise was sold in 1964 and the company went public in 1969.
In September 1997, the Taco Bell chihuahua was introduced.
By 1998, the Taco Bell chihuahua was known as the biggest commercial star on the planet, but his popularity had dropped significantly by 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taco_Bell   (2190 words)

 Columns: Taco Bell should help tomato pickers
Some background on the Taco Bell boycott: Since 1977, tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida's largest farm-worker community, have been organizing for the right to merely talk with the state's tomato growers to improve farm-labor conditions and to raise the crop-picking piece rate.
After pickers learned that Taco Bell is a major buyer of tomatoes they harvest, they informed company executives two years ago of the low wages and deplorable in the fields.
Romeo Ramirez, another coalition leader, points out the bitter irony of Taco Bell's refusal to help pickers: "Recently, we read in Nation's Restaurant News (a trade publication) that the major fast-food chains are getting together to draft requirements for their meat suppliers that set guidelines for the humane treatment of farm animals.
www.sptimes.com /2002/02/24/Columns/Taco_Bell_should_help.shtml   (899 words)

 Taco Bell Nation - Los Angeles Times
Breakfast tacos are always of egg and chorizo or potato or papas con chorizo or wienie or ham or country sausage or machacado.
Lunch tacos can be carne guisada, picadillo, chicharron, country sausage, beef or chicken fajita, carnitas, lengua, carne asada—OK, one of guacamole, another of beans, but aside from that and a spoonful of tomate blended for the salsa de chile, not a vegetable can be found in the place.
This is an American taco born into a culture without any relatives in Mexico or in the borderlands anymore, that mispronounces a few words in Spanish the same as it does a couple in Italian and Greek and German.
www.latimes.com /features/magazine/west/la-tm-tacobell12mar19,0,3787670.story?coll=la-home-magazine   (3192 words)

 That Taco Bell Brouhaha - Mises Institute
A Google search for "Taco Bell wages" returns, in the first ten pages, only five hits that either supported the company or were neutral (two links were to Daniel D'Amico's splendid piece on the issue, two were to an Acton Institute commentary, and one was to a Taco Bell site).
In many cases, Taco Bell suppliers employ migrant workers who are making their own "run for the border."  Migrant workers in Immokalee come from places like Haiti, Mexico, and Central America—areas where markets have been crippled by state intervention for generations.
Taco Bell, seeing that low wages aren't good for the bottom line, will be forced to offer higher wages to their workers.
www.mises.org /fullstory.aspx?Id=1707   (1542 words)

 Amazon.com: Taco Titan: The Glen Bell Story: Books: Debra Lee Baldwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In Taco Titan, Baldwin through a mix of research, interviews with friends, family and Bell himself pieces together the Taco Titan's life, from early childhood living in near-poverty to the rise of Taco Bell and culminating with the establishment of Bell Gardens.
Glen Bell never started out to be the richest or most famous person in the fast food business but he made major contributions to the industy with his ideas and simple honest values.
Bell's biography details the founding of Taco Bell and the chain's early days, but it is NOT primarily a business book.
www.amazon.com /Taco-Titan-Glen-Bell-Story/dp/1565302990   (2097 words)

 Taco Bell chihuahua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Chihuahua is a breed commonly associated with Mexico, as are the tacos the restaurant serves.
Taco Bell denied this but nonetheless stopped showing the dog in advertisements in 2000 in order to pursue other campaigns.
The Taco Bell Chihuahua is often cited as one of the causes of a recent upsurge in popularity of the breed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taco_Bell_chihuahua   (430 words)

 Taco Bell Website Privacy Statement
Any information you give to Taco Bell will be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to.
If you feel that Taco Bell is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at webmaster@tacobell.com or Taco Bell.
Taco Bell might collect some information from your child under 13 without your consent, but only in the following special cases: If a child under 13 sends a request to us, we keep their email address for long enough to respond to them.
www.tacobell.com /legal/privacypolicy.htm   (2004 words)

 Taco Bell ‘Truth Tour’ Highlights Poverty Wages - The NewStandard
The workers demand that Taco Bell force the agribusinesses that sell to the fast food chains’ subcontractors to give their employees a penny-a-pound raise and provide a written guarantee that their workers will not suffer any human rights abuses.
In addition, as part of a "Boot the Bell" campaign, students at 21 schools have claimed victory in seeing Taco Bell removed from their campuses or in preventing them from opening a new outlet.
Nevertheless, Taco Bell spokeswoman Laurie Schalow maintained that all but one of the franchise closings were actually "business decisions," and said UCLA was the only campus where a Taco Bell closed as a result of the "Boot the Bell" campaign.
newstandardnews.net /content/index.cfm/items/1516   (1071 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Taco Bell at Epinions.com
The first time I ever saw a Taco Bell was on my first cross country trip by auto in the early 1970's.
Though I have been to a few Taco Bells over time, quite a few, I will be using my particular nearby franchise in Merrick, Long Island as a reference for many points I may make.
The Taco Bell seem to be good neighbors in that they had someone outside picking up errant napkins and wrappings from the ground.
www.epinions.com /content_137329610372   (1430 words)

Taco Bell has repeatedly claimed that one of its suppliers in Immokalee says it pays its workers $9 per hour (though Taco Bell admits that the supplier in question refuses to open its books -- even to Taco Bell -- to substantiate its claim).
To our knowledge, Taco Bell has no system in place to investigate or verify compliance with any basic labor standards, nor do they have any files or records of past investigations on labor conditions in their supply chain.
One of Taco Bell’s principal suppliers, for example, is based in Immokalee, but has operations in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and its Immokalee-based crews work the fields in all those states.
www.ciw-online.org /FAQs.html   (3468 words)

 CULTURE / Corporate Cuisine / Yo no quiero Taco Bell
Taco Bell refuses to take responsibility for its Florida tomato growers, who treat tomato pickers slightly better than prisoners (and in the "Old Sparky State," that's saying something).
Taco Bell has refused to even meet with the workers, claiming that it has no responsibility toward the individuals who pick the tomatoes that fill their reprehensible chalupas.
Taco Bell does a great disservice to the most delicious chow on the planet by offering a pale imitation.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2001/12/23/IN173048.DTL   (743 words)

 Home Page
A class-action lawsuit is currently pending in California challenging barriers at corporate-owned Taco Bell restaurants in that state.
For example, a class member may be entitled to collect damages for each time he or she had difficulty parking, had difficulty getting to the counter because of a narrow queue line, had difficulty using the restroom because it was too small or obstructed, or encountered other barriers.
This website has been established by class counsel to let you know which Taco Bell restaurants are covered, and to keep you posted on developments in the litigation.
www.tacobellclassaction.com   (288 words)

 Taco Bell - tesg's guide to big chain road food consumption
In 1947, Bell ran a small walk-up hamburger stand in San Bernadino when the idea of "walk-up" was unheard of.
Taco Bell in Des Moines was NEVER a participating location.
Taco Bell tried a breakfast menu for a few years, but I don't think any market that had it still supports it.
www.99w.com /evilsam/ff/tacobell.htm   (764 words)

 Food-Court Taco Bell Not As Good, Area Man Reports | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Unlike a regular Taco Bell, the Millcreek Taco Bell Express has a reduced menu that does not offer many of the choices or add-on options to which Turnbee is accustomed, including the carne asada steak upgrade.
Although the regular and express Taco Bells share an ingredients supplier, the dryness of Turnbee's burrito might have resulted from Taco Bell Express policy, which requires that five Combo Burritos be ready under the food lamps at lunchtime.
Forced to walk far from the Taco Bell kiosk to the other side of the packed food court, he said he was displeased by the narrow width of his table and found his chair to be rickety and unstable.
www.theonion.com /news/index.php?issue=4126&n=2   (738 words)

 Taco Bell gives free food if a ballplayer hits its target - Oct. 25, 2004
Although this is the not the restaurant's first taco target offer, baseball players were not able to capitalize on previous opportunities for free food.
Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands, (down $0.34 to $42.53, Research) has purchased an insurance policy to cover the anticipated cost of the free taco.
Major League Baseball and Taco Bell recently announced an agreement naming the fast food restaurant the "official quick service restaurant" of MLB through the 2006 baseball season.
money.cnn.com /2004/10/25/news/fortune500/tacobell_baseball   (453 words)

 CNN.com - Hepatitis A vaccinations urged for Taco Bell patrons - Jun. 27, 2003
Hepatitis A vaccinations urged for Taco Bell patrons
Los Angeles County health officials are urging anyone who ate at a Taco Bell restaurant in Alhambra a few weeks ago to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after a worker was diagnosed with the liver disease.
Taco Bell spokeswoman Laurie Gannon said the company notified health authorities when the worker was diagnosed with hepatitis A. It was the first known case of the illness in at least 10 years among Taco Bell workers in the area, she said.
cnn.com /2003/US/West/06/27/taco.bell.hepatitis.ap/index.html   (270 words)

 Ad Lands Taco Bell In Doghouse - CBS News
They said Taco Bell advertising executives reached an oral agreement with them to use their idea, but then introduced the Chihuahua character without paying them.
Taco Bell has said it decided to use a talking dog in commercials after the ad agency TBWA-Chiat-Day proposed it.
"Taco Bell continues to strongly believe that the Chihuahua character was created by the Chiat-Day advertising agency, not the plaintiffs, and we intend to appeal the jury's verdict," said Laurie Gannon, a spokeswoman for Taco Bell Corp., based in Irvine, Calif.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/06/05/national/main557047.shtml   (573 words)

 Amazon's Bezos talks up 'hand-helds' in new commercials for Taco Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
According to Taco Bell spokeswoman Laurie Gannon, the restaurant's new slogan "think outside the bun," brought to mind Amazon's Bezos.
Taco Bell executives agreed to match the donation, and is giving $20,000 to Teen Supreme, a partnership between Taco Bell and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Curry said Taco Bell isn't being courted as a new Amazon partner.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/39544_tacobell20.shtml   (429 words)

Taco Bell Corp. Their suit charges that Taco Bell corporate restaurants in California have barriers that prevent customers who use wheelchairs or scooters from the full, independent and equal enjoyment of Defendant’s goods and services.
If you are a person with disability who uses a wheelchair or electric scooter for mobility and have encountered one or more architectural barriers at a corporate Taco Bell restaurant in California at any time since December 17, 2001, you are a member of the class.
At some point in the future, you may be asked if you want to exclude yourself from the class, and you might be asked to file a claim form if you wish to share in any settlement.
www.tacobellclassaction.com /faqs.htm   (674 words)

 Democracy Now! | Immokalee Tomato Pickers Win Campaign Against Taco Bell
They called off a national boycott of Taco Bell this week after the company agreed to increase the amount it pays for tomatoes by a penny per pound, with the increase to go directly to workers" wages.
They were making it unworkable for Taco Bell to do business in their community or on their campus.
Taco Bell spends up to $220 million on a single advertising campaign, and their target market is 18 to 24-year-olds.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=05/03/10/1519210   (1419 words)

 UT's Taco Bell seems safe, for now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The move, members said, came after they saw a draft of a decision expected today in which the board would not recommend that Taco Bell be moved off campus.
She said replacing the Taco Bell would be a financial risk for the board because a portion of the union's restaurant sales go toward its programming and special events.
Rather, he said, the groups seem content using the Taco Bell brand name to drum up publicity for their cause.
www.statesman.com /news/content/metro/stories/02/25TACOBELL.html   (494 words)

 Taco Bell Corp. information and related industry information from Hoover's
Don't ask for whom the Taco Bell tolls; it tolls for millions of diners seeking a tortilla-wrapped meal.
Brands, Taco Bell is the #1 Mexican fast-food chain in the US, with more than 6,000 locations.
Taco Bell units can be found operating as free-standing units and as quick-service kiosks in such places as shopping malls and airports.
www.hoovers.com /taco-bell/--ID__89523--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (401 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: La Cucaracha
The cause of swelling in a girl's jaw is determined to be cockroach eggs she got from eating a Taco Bell taco or licking envelopes.
This girl was really in a hurry one day so she just stopped off at a Taco Bell and got a Chicken soft taco and ate it on the way home.
This lady was working in a post office in California, one day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge.
www.snopes.com /horrors/food/tacobell.asp   (1087 words)

 The Taco Liberty Bell
On April Fool's Day, 1996 the fast food chain Taco Bell took out a full page ad in the New York Times to announce their purchase of the Liberty Bell.
In a related release, the company explained that people and corporations had been adopting highways for years, and that Taco Bell was simply "going one step further by purchasing one of the country's greatest historic treasures."
Taco Bell revealed the prank at noon on April 1st in a press release describing their earlier announcement as "The Best Joke of the Day."
www.museumofhoaxes.com /tacobell.html   (343 words)

 PainePR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was all part of a nationwide publicity stunt we developed for Taco Bell to generate attention for the company's new "Nothing Ordinary About It" advertising campaign.
We also distributed an early morning press release announcing Taco Bell's purchase of the Liberty Bell over a national wire.
Free publicity surrounding the Taco Liberty Bell story generated the equivalent of $25 million in advertising for Taco Bell (Source: Taco Bell Marketing Department).
www.painepr.com /case_studies2.asp?nav=quicktime&content=tacolibertybell   (289 words)

Before we began organizing on the national level around the Taco Bell Boycott in early 2001, we had been organizing locally for many years in an effort to modernize labor relations in Florida's fields and improve wages and working conditions for our members.
I am pleased Taco Bell has taken a leadership role to help reform working conditions for Florida farmworkers and has committed to use its power to effect positive human rights change.
Taco Bell deserves credit for acknowledging its responsibility on this issue.
www.ciw-online.org   (1086 words)

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