The Taco Bell chief executive has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s administration, and now he wants to help the American public.
In an interview with Axios published Tuesday, Taco Bell’s CEO and co-founder, Steve Ells, talked about how the company has evolved as a company and said he thinks it’s important for people to know that we’ve always been a family owned business.
Taco Bell has been the company that Ive worked for for since I was 19 years old.
My dad is the owner and he’s the one that brought me here.
When we launched the company in 1996, it was a small company.
We grew over the years, we changed our name, and then we became one of the largest fast food chains in the world.
In 2018, we became the second largest fast casual restaurant chain.
That was a huge accomplishment.
And we went from being a small, independent company to a global business.
But the growth is still really important.
Weve seen the same thing happen at other companies over the past few years.
The business model has changed and the people have changed, too.
The same way a company like Netflix can be very disruptive in a very small way.
And it has been very successful in other ways, too, including helping make the world a more open and democratic place.
In 2017, we launched a new version of the Taco Bell app.
It had the same basic menu and it had the very same brand.
The biggest change was that we did away with the word “taco.”
Thats a word that was very powerful, because people would think that Taco Bell meant Taco Bell.
It meant Taco.
It really changed the perception of us.
But as you can imagine, Ive gotten a lot of positive feedback on the app.
And also, we have seen the demand for our taco bowls grow.
And our sales have also gone up.
So in the last two years, our business has grown.
And that is really a good sign for our business, because we have a good business model and people want to go there.
Ive always been very proud of what weve built and what we do.
Ive always had a great relationship with my employees.
We had a really strong team.
We are a family company.
And in the early days, it took a while for me to understand the power of my job.
And I think that has helped me to appreciate the value of my position and the value that I have and the responsibility that I bring.
We have a great team and I think they are really good at what they do.
We always wanted to create a place where you can be a Taco Bell fan.
Thats what Ive been trying to do.
That is what we want to do for our customers.