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Old 01-19-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Taco Bell Founder Glen W. Bell Dies At 86 - cbs2.com (http://cbs2.com/local/Taco.Bell.Glen.2.1433391.html - broken link)

You can read some interesting history on the web about Glen Bell and his ventures. He even helped launch Wienerschnitzel. He started his first restaurant in San Bernardino in 1948, and coincidentally, the McDonald brothers opened their hamburger joint in the same year and city!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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In memoriam, Mr. Bell will be wrapped in a flour tortilla, encased in refried beans, then served in a crunchy shell.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Im glad his name wasnt Glen Wad...

Sorry mr. Bell, I loved your tacos and burritos back in the late 60's, when they were accutally good.

RIP
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by 1751texan View Post
Im glad his name wasnt Glen Wad...

Sorry mr. Bell, I loved your tacos and burritos back in the late 60's, when they were accutally good.

RIP
Were they really that much different? I remember the food tasting about the same through out the years.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:50 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Were they really that much different? I remember the food tasting about the same through out the years.
Have you seen the size of the burritos now?
The crispy tacos used to have fixings inside
and the got rid of the chalupa /tostada probably where your from
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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The tacos did seem to get smaller over the years, but very gradually, until one day you were SURE that they used to be bigger. I always suspected a bunch of bigwigs sat around in a room and discussed how decreasing the size of the tortillas by 1/4" every so often while maintaining the same price increases would net them so many millions of dollars a year.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Have you seen the size of the burritos now?
The crispy tacos used to have fixings inside
and the got rid of the chalupa /tostada probably where your from
I was talking more about the taste of the food. But yes, the sizes probably have gotten smaller over the years. Although, I had a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito the other day, and it was pretty big for 89 cents.
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