Many geeks would prefer to spend their nights at home gaming with friends, while munching on some Taco Bell goodies, like the all-new Quesarito, but then there’s those who have other ideas for the fast food chain. Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell’s Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1946 when he was 23 years old. Six years later, he sold the stand and opened a new one two years later, this time selling tacos under the name of Taco-Tia. Over the next few years Bell owned and operated a number of restaurants in southern California including four called El Taco. Bell sold the El Tacos to his partner and built the first Taco Bell in Downey in 1962. Continue reading for more.