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Taco Bell Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What is Taco Bell?
A: Taco Bell is an American chain of fast food restaurants.

Where is it based?
A: In Irvine, California.

It is a subsidiary of what?
A: Yum! Brands, Inc.

The restaurants serve what?
A: A variety of Mexican inspired foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos.

Who founded Taco Bell?
A: It was founded by Glen Bell, who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell's Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1962 in Downey, California.

In 1967, where did the 100th restaurant open?
A: At 400 South Brookhurst in Anaheim.

Original Taco Bell's featured walk-up windows only, with no what?
A: Indoor seating or drive-thru service.


In 1968, its first franchise location east of the Mississippi River opened where?
A: In Springfield, Ohio.

In 1970, Taco Bell went public with how many restaurants?
A: 325.

In 1978, who purchased Taco Bell from Glen Bell?
A: PepsiCo.

On the night of November 19, 2015, the original Taco Bell building in Downey was moved to where?
A: The Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, California.

In 1990, what chain was acquired?
A: Hot 'n Now.

When did Taco Bell sell Hot 'n Now to a Connecticut company?
A:  In 1997.

In 1991, Taco Bell opened the first “what” in San Francisco?
A: Taco Bell Express.


Taco Bell Express locations operate primarily inside what?
A: Convenience stores, truck stops, shopping malls, and airports.

Taco Bell began co-branding with KFC in 1995 when what was opened?
A: The first such co-brand opened in Clayton, North Carolina.

The chain has since co-branded with whom?
A: Pizza Hut and Long John Silver's.

In 1997, PepsiCo experimented with what new concept?
A: "fresh grill", opening at least one Border Bell restaurant in Mountain View, California on El Camino Real.

Close to the time that PepsiCo spun off its restaurant business in 1997, the Border Bell in Mountain View was closed and converted to what?
A: A Taco Bell restaurant which was still open in 2018.

In September 2000, up to $50 million worth of Taco Bell-branded shells were what?
A: Recalled from supermarkets.

The shells contained a variety of what?
A: Genetically modified corn called StarLink that was not approved for human consumption.


StarLink was approved only for use in what?
A: Animal feed because of questions about whether it can cause allergic reactions in people.

It was the first-ever recall of what?
A: Genetically modified food (GMO).

With the purchase of Yorkshire Global Restaurants, the owners of A&W and Long John Silver's chains, Tricon changed its name to what?
A: Yum! Brands.

In March 2005, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) won a landmark victory in what?
A: Its national boycott of Taco Bell for human rights.

Taco Bell agreed to meet all the coalition's demands to do what?
A: Improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato pickers in its supply chain.

After four years of a boycott, Taco Bell and Yum! Brands agreed to make an agreement called what?
A: The CIW-Yum agreement with representatives of CIW at Yum! Brands headquarters.

Taco Bell began experimenting with fast-casual and urban concepts when it created what?
A: U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom in 2014.


The menu consists of tacos with American fillings and did not sell what?
A: Food sold in Taco Bell restaurants such as burritos.

Where was it launched?
A: In Huntington Beach, California in August 2014.

U.S. Taco Co. closed on September 15, 2015 so the company could focus on what?
A: Its new similar Taco Bell Cantina concept, which featured special menu items and served alcohol.

Where did it open its first location a few days later?
A: In Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, followed by a location in San Francisco about a month later.

In 2016 what did Taco Bell launch?
A: The Taco Bell Cantina flagship store located on the Las Vegas strip.

This 24-hour restaurant hosts a variety of unique features including alcohol, new menu items, and a what?
A: A DJ.

It was announced in August 2017 that the store would begin hosting what?
A: Weddings.


On July 1, 2009, Taco Bell replaced 20-year sponsor McDonald's as what?
A: The fast-food partner of the NBA.

In 2004, a local Taco Bell franchisee bought the naming rights to what?
A: The Boise State Pavilion in Boise, Idaho and renamed the stadium Taco Bell Arena.

In March 2016, Taco Bell introduced private beta testing of what?
A: An artificial intelligence bot on the messaging platform Slack designed to take orders of select menu items from local Taco Bell locations and have the orders delivered.

Previously, Taco Bell's hot sauces were only available in what?
A: Sauce packets at the Taco Bell chain itself.

In February 2014 where did Taco Bell make its hot sauces available for purchase?
A: In bottles at grocery stores.

These would be followed by further grocery store products including chips when?
A: May of 2018  and shredded cheese in 2019.

In September 2016, Taco Bell opened what?
A: A pop-up in New York City in the SoHo, Manhattan area called the Taco Bell VR Arcade.


In March 2001, Taco Bell announced a promotion to coincide with the re-entry of what?
A: The Mir space station.

They towed a large target out into the Pacific Ocean, announcing what?
A: That if the target was hit by a falling piece of Mir, every person in the United States would be entitled to a free Taco Bell taco.

The company bought a sizable “what” for this gamble?
A: Insurance policy. No piece of the station struck the target.

In 2004, Mountain Dew offered Taco Bell stores the exclusive right to carry what?
A: Mountain Dew Baja Blast, a tropical-lime-flavored variety of the popular soft drink.

Taco Bell sponsors a promotion at home games for both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in which everyone in attendance receives what?
A: A coupon for a free Chalupa if the home team scores 100 points or more.

Taco Bell and the NBA agreed on a 4-year deal allowing them to advertise on what?
A: ABC, TNT and ESPN, and NBA-themed promotions.

On July 21, 2009, Gidget, the Chihuahua featured in Taco Bell ads in the late 90s, was what?
A: Euthanized after suffering a stroke.

How old was she?
A: She was 15 years old.

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