The Fresh Food Place, Taco Bell

Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell’s Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1948 when he was 25 years old.

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad’s Drink, it was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898, and then as Pepsi in 1961.

In August 2016, The Atlantic reported that in the United States, the once popular jingle was now being replaced by advertisers with a mixture of older and recent pop music to make their commercials memorable. In 1998, there were 153 jingles in a sample of 1,279 national commercials; by 2011, the number of jingles had dropped to eight jingles out of 306 commercials.

I have an idea, Taco Bell

The word burrito literally means “little donkey” in Spanish. The name burrito possibly derives from the appearance of a rolled up wheat tortilla, which vaguely resembles the ear of its namesake animal, or from bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried.

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., is a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain based in Irvine, California, United States. The restaurant has locations primarily in the United States and Canada, but also operates outlets in several other markets.

Jack in the Box is having a taco sale

Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant founded in 1951 in San Diego, California, where it is still headquartered today. Some of its food items include the Big Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, and Ultimate Cheeseburger. The company also offers ethnic cuisine – such as egg rolls and tacos, along with breakfast burritos.

A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a rolled, folded, pliable maize tortilla filled with an edible substance. According to the Real Academia Española, the word taco originally meant (and still means) a plug (rolled paper used to plug a hole) or paper or cloth patch for musket balls. Care should be taken when using the word taco outside of Mexico, as the RAE lists 27 possible meanings for the word.

Yo quiero Taco Bell

A lawsuit filed in 1998 by Joseph Shields and Thomas Rinks alleged Taco Bell failed to pay them for use of the Chihuahua character they created. The men alleged that Taco Bell had breached payment on a contract after they worked with the restaurant chain for a year to develop the talking Chihuahua for use in marketing. The talking Chihuahua became a hit with the first advertisement, in which the character bypasses a female Chihuahua for a Taco Bell taco and declares: “Yo quiero Taco Bell.”

In commercials, the dog was made to speak through special effects. His advertising catch-phrase was “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!”. There were thought to have been two equally valid translations for this Spanish phrase: “I want Taco Bell!” and “I love Taco Bell!” However, in the commercials, the subtitle “I want some Taco Bell” and did not acknowledge the dual meaning of this phrase because for it to have meant “I love Taco Bell” the phrase in spanish would have to have been “Yo quiero a Taco Bell” and the original phrase missed the preposition.