Glen W. Bell Jr. began selling tacos in 1951 for 19 cents, capitalizing on post-war America's fledgling romance with quickservice foods. Bell opened his first Taco Bell in 1962 and reaped the fruits of his labor 16 years later when he sold the company to PepsiCo for $125 million. "We changed the eating habits of an entire nation," Bell said in his 1999 biography, "Taco Titan: The Glen Bell Story."

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