The inventors of Spaghetti O’s, the Quarter Pounder, Baskin Robbins, plus Oscar G. Mayer have recently passed, and now there’s this: The AP reports that Glen W. Bell Jr., who founded Taco Bell in 1962, has died at the age of 86, and will join the Taco Bell Chihuahua in heaven. Taco Bell grew out of Bell’s 1948 establishment, Bell’s Drive-In. In 1978 he sold the business to PepsiCo for $125 million in stock.
The combination Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Photo: Daniel Maurer