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(Revised October 2001)
Taco Bell Inc. (1983-1994)
Details the actions of John Martin, newly named CEO, as he leads Taco Bell through a decade of incremental and radical changes. By the end of the case, total system sales within Taco Bell, a Mexican style fast-food restaurant chain and a division of PepsiCo, have grown from $700 million in 1983 to $3.9 billion in 1994, and the company is managing over 10,000 eat-in restaurants and a wide variety of other retail sites around the world.
Keywords: Business Subsidiaries;
Growth and Development Strategy;
Food and Beverage Industry;
Applegate, Lynda M., Leonard A. Schlesinger, and Dave DeLong. "Taco Bell Inc. (1983-1994)." Harvard Business School Case 398-129, May 1998. (Revised October 2001.)