In the early 1960s when burger stands were sprouting up all over Southern California, Glen Bell refused to follow the trend and opened his first Taco Bell. Since then, deeply focused on great food and serving the customer, Glen Bell and the Taco Bell legacy has led the charge to make Mexican food part of the American Landscape. 25 years ago as a Taco Bell franchisee Mariane, Inc. and Bells and Birds, Inc. now own 49 locations in four states across the Midwest and Kentucky.
It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world-famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders, of course, and now KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain. As a KFC franchise partner Bells and Birds, Inc.'s portfolio includes five Michigan locations, including four KFC/Taco Bell multi-brand units and a freestanding KFC in Alma.
LONG JOHN SILVER'S
In 1969 an enterprising businessman and restaurateur named Jim Patterson returns from a vacation on the coast where he’d experienced a truly exceptional Fish and Chips meal. His vision was simple: Bring this unique seafood experience from the coast to the rest of America so they can experience it, too. As part of our quick serve restaurant portfolio, Marine, Inc. and Bells and Birds, Inc. now own three Long John SIlver's multi-brand restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky.