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Who came first Taco Bell or Del Taco?

Who came first Taco Bell or Del Taco?

Business picked up, and Bell opened a second stand and hired Ed Hackbarth, who later became the founder of “Del Taco!” Hot dogs were abandoned for a more taco-focused menu. He opened three Taco-Tias, and later sold them to his partners. He finally opened the first Taco Bell in Downey, California, on March 21, 1962.