Taco Bell was a taco stand called Taco-Tia
Before there was deliciously questionable Taco Bell mystery meat available everywhere in the world, Glen Bell’s empire occupied only one street corner. He opened a taco stand called Taco-Tia in 1952. It was so popular that by 1962 he had to upgrade to a restaurant in Downey, California. From there, they blew up like one of their toilets, opening 100 new locations within just five years.