Taco Bell is quick-service restaurant chain based in Irvine, California, with a focus on Mexican-style food products such as tacos, nachos, burritos and quesadillas. It is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also own Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut. Yum! Brands’ overall revenue was at 5.88 billion U.S. dollars in 2017; the company does not disclose individual revenue figures for its brands. Taco Bell’s average sales per system unit in the U.S. was 1.51 million U.S. dollars in 2016.
In 2017, there were a total of 6,849 Taco Bell restaurants in operation. In 2017, the majority (6,446) of those stores were located in the United States. The remaining 403 Taco Bell restaurants were located in the other 26 countries where Taco Bell operates. All of the international stores are franchised units, whereas approximately 18 percent of the U.S. units are company-owned and 72 percent are franchised units.