Downey, CA: Very first Taco Bell moves to Irvine, California tonight.
An historic restaurant structure that was home of the very first Taco Bell is being moved on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 to the Taco Bell Corporate Offices after talks of the historic restaurant structure being demolished.
The very first Taco Bell which founded by Glenn Bell and opened in 1962 inside a small building at 7112 Firestone Boulevard in Downey, California.
Taco Bell Numero Uno operated until 1986 when the it closed in due to the popularity of larger restaurants with indoor seating and drive-thrus, which was something it lacked.
Since the closing, however, other taquerias called the small restaurant home until it was vacated for good in December 2014.
With the large plot now vacant, plans for new development caused the building to face demolition, but the Taco Bell Corporation and supports weren’t going to let that happen and so the small restaurant has been jacked up and is placed on a flat bed ready to be moved to a new location to both save the small restaurant and hopefully for a new future.
Starting after 10:00pm on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, the very first Taco Bell, also known as “Taco Bell Numero Uno” will be on an epic 45 mile overnight road trip through the streets of Southern California.
** Planned Route: **
– Starting location: 7112 Firestone Boulevard in Downey, California.
– East on Firestone Boulevard
– South on Bloomfield Avenue
– East on Del Amo Boulevard
– Continue onto La Palma South on Tustin Avenue
– Continue onto South Tustin Street
– East on Chapman Avenue
– South on Jamboree Road
– East on Alton Parkway
– North on Gateway
– Final location: 1 Glen Bell Way in Irvine, California.
At around 2:00am PT on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, the very first Taco Bell will arrive at the Taco Bell Corporate Offices in Irvine, California.
** You can follow the very first Taco Bell move to Irvine, California at the following website addresses: **
You can also follow the very first Taco Bell move to Irvine, California by following the hashtag #SaveTacoBell on Twitter.
According to Taco Bell, While the permanent future of the world’s first Taco Bell is yet to be decided, we’ll be looking to our biggest fans to help determine its future. Have ideas of what the first Taco Bell should become? Maybe it becomes a new restaurant with opening day prices from 1962, or possibly an innovation kitchen for inspiring restaurateurs.
Share what you think the very first Taco Bell should become by using #SaveTacoBell on Twitter.
** More information regarding the very first Taco Bell is at the following Taco bell website address: **
** Pictures from Taco Bell. **