Taco Bell Franchisees

The majority of Taco Bell locations are franchises. A franchisee is someone or some company who is granted access to own and operate a Taco Bell location. In 2008 there were 1,300 company owned Taco Bells and 4,500 franchised locations. Most recently (2016), Taco Bell had just over 800 corporate with 5,400 franchise locations. We can see that as a company, Taco Bell wants to focus more on the creating and marketing a brand, realizing that the franchisees do such a great job.


Ever wonder who owns your favorite Taco Bell? Below we recognize some of the top companies in the United States that franchise out Taco Bells. If you know of or work for a company that franchises Taco Bell locations and want to be shown below, please use our contact page and let us know! We want to use this page to display the top 10 franchisees we know about.

~280 Restaurants

~ Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

~ Big city majority includes Austin (TX), Birmingham (AL), Hunstville (AL), Chattanooga (TN), Knoxville (TN)

~ 275 Restaurants

~ Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin

~ Big city Majority includes St. Louis (MO), Indianapolis (IN), outskirts of Chicago (IL)

~ 260 Restaurants

~ Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

~ Big city majority includes Dallas (TX), Little Rock (AR), Oklahoma City (OK), Springfield (MO), Tulsa (OK)

~ 187 Restaurants

~ Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming

~ Big city majority includes Grand Rapids (MI), Madison (WI), Minneapolis (MN), Rockford (IL)

~ 170 Restaurants 

~ Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

~ Detroit (MI), Chicago (IL), Des Moines (IA)

~ 135 Restaurants 

~ Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

~ Big city majority includes Baton Rouge (LA), Houston (TX), Lafayette (LA)

~ 81 Restaurants  (All KFC/TB locations)

~ Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia

~ 79 Restaurants

~ Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

~ Big city Majority includes NYC (NY), Washington DC

~ 50 Restaurants

~ Louisiana

~ New Orleans Area (LA)


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