Who says the new year can’t be celebrated with a taco? Most Taco Bells will be open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and some will even be open past midnight so you can countdown to 2017 with a burrito in hand! Specific store hours vary by location.
Before heading out and grabbing a burrito, though, double check your local store’s hours to make sure it’s open.
Taco Bell is a Tex-Mex food chain that offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and other items, and serves food in more than 7,000 restaurants. The chain was founded in California in 1946, and runs in countries like Australia, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Greece, India, Japan, and more, today.
The first Taco Bell was opened by John Bell in Downey, California, in 1962. Before that, Bell sold tacos at a stand called Taco-Tia, followed by a series of restaurants called El Taco. He eventually sold El Taco to his partner, which is when he built the first-ever Taco Bell. By 1967, Taco Bell had 100 restaurants across the country. As of 2014, there were over 5,600 restaurants across the US.