In 1989, two businessmen—Tom Cook and Dennis January—formed a
partnership corporation, Pacific Bells, Inc., to build and operate Taco Bell
restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Dennis had just opened his first Taco
Bell restaurant in Tualatin, Oregon and they were eager to expand.
Tom had been with Taco Bell for 10 years, starting as a fry cook, then shift
manager, restaurant manager, district manager, area manager at the corporate
offices in Irvine, CA and finally working as a Franchise Consultant in the
Starting with that first restaurant in Tualatin, the company has grown to 153
restaurants operating in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Wisconsin, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi)—with a view toward continued
growth. Pacific Bells is a franchisee of YUM! Brands. YUM! Brands operate
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Long John Silver’s and A & W concepts.
Since 2006, Pacific Bells has focused primarily on operating Taco Bells, with
2 Taco Bell / Pizza Hut Express “2 in1” units. We are part
of the “Big 12”, comprised of the 12 largest Taco Bell franchises
in the United States.
At Pacific Bells, our mission is “to be a family of great people
serving great food to people of the world.” We believe in giving our
guests tremendous value, the highest quality and unsurpassed service. We know
that hiring the best managers and team members will enable us to meet our
guests’ high expectations.
We know that properly training and developing our people is critical to
their success, and our growth. We believe in providing our employees with a
challenging and fun work environment.
We attribute our success to the hard work and dedication of our people.
While our products, prices, and other value programs may bring customers to
Taco Bell in the first place, it's our people who ultimately give them a
reason to return.
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