|Birth Day:||September 3, 1923|
|Death Date:||Jan 16, 2010 (age 86)|
|Birth Place:||Lynwood, United States|
As per our current Database, Glen Bell died on Jan 16, 2010 (age 86).
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He joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Second World War.
Born in Lynwood, California, Glen Bell graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a cook during World War II. After the Marines he started his first hot dog stand 'Bell's Drive-In', in San Bernardino in 1948. In 1952, he sold the hot dog stand and built a second location selling hot dogs and hamburgers. He soon started selling tacos at a taco stand named Taco-Tia at 19 cents each from a side window. Between 1954 and 1955, he opened three Taco Tias in the San Bernardino area, eventually selling those restaurants and opening four El Tacos with a partner in the Long Beach area.
In 1962, he went solo and sold the El Tacos to his partner and opened his first Taco Bell. Bell franchised his restaurant in 1964. His company grew rapidly, and the 868-restaurant chain was later sold to PepsiCo in 1978 for $125 million in stock.
Bell died from Parkinson's disease on January 16, 2010, at age 86 in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He was survived by wife Martha, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, and three sisters.
Currently, Glen Bell is 99 years, 8 months and 25 days old. Glen Bell will celebrate 100th birthday on a Sunday 3rd of September 2023.
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