Taco Bell, By the Numbers

Here at Gizmodo, we have a real vested interest in the nacho cheese-dusted enigma that is Taco Bell. Well, this year, Taco Bell turns 50. So, in honor of that most milestoney of ages, here's a look at her latest figures:

Facts on Snacks
• Employees: 150,000 team members
• Restaurants: 5,600, nationwide
• Tacos served per year: 2 billion
• Burritos served per year: 1 billion
• Average customer's visiting frequency: every 11 days
• Amount of raw materials consumed each year: 3.8 billion corn taco shells/flour tortillas, 105 million pounds of fresh lettuce, 47 million pounds of pinto beans, 288 million pounds of Seasoned Ground Beef and 111 million pounds of cheese.
• Twitter followers: 175,000 (who are you people?)


Happy birthday, old girl. May you keep us in sourcreamy comas for another frightening 50 years ahead. [FoodBeast - Image via Mike Flippo/Shutterstock]