The first restaurant that bore Glen Bell’s name had nothing to do with tacos. Not at first, anyway. Bell’s Hamburgers sold just that when he opened it in 1948 in San Bernardino, Calif., a few miles away from a popular drive-in restaurant called McDonald’s. Tacos came later, as Bell sought a way to differentiate his business from the rapidly growing number of hamburger stands in San Bernardino, according to his official biography, “Taco Titan.” A big fan of Mexican food, he ...

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