3 Commitments Taco Bell Is Making In 2020
2020 has arrived and what better way to kick off the decade than by sharing our big commitments. We’re focused on making The Bell not only a better place for our fans, but also for our employees and the environment. So instead of setting some resolutions - some simple wishes we want to change - we’re making some bold commitments with a plan to back them. Check out our 2020 commitments below to see what we will be working towards all year long.
1. Leave a Lighter Footprint
By 2025, we’re aiming to make all global consumer-facing packaging reusable, compostable or recyclable, as well as adding recycling and/or composting bins to restaurants where the infrastructure permits.
2. Celebrate Vegetarian
Did you know that we’ve had vegetarian options for years now? That’s a lot of hours in our pocket making a mean Bean Burrito... Last year we launched our first dedicated vegetarian menu with two new American Vegetarian Association certified items* including the Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme. This year, we’re excited to continue to provide more vegetarian choices and make it easier than ever to order them.
3. Champion Our People
Our employees and fans mean the world to us. Which is why we’re continuing to invest in our favorite people in many different ways in order to build leaders at all levels. Later this year, the brand will be testing a $100,000 salary for Restaurant General Managers of company-owned restaurants in select locations. We’re also introducing “Makers,” a program for restaurant team members who want to elevate their passion for the brand and want leadership experience. In addition, The Taco Bell Foundation is making big moves this year with the Live Más Scholarship. They will award $6 million in scholarships in 2020 to fans and team members so they can pursue their unique passions. Who’s ready to apply?
Check back for updates on our blog to see how we’re progressing with our commitments in 2020.
*American Vegetarian Association certified Vegetarian food items, are lacto-ovo, allowing consumption of dairy and eggs but not animal byproducts. Vegetarian and meat ingredients are handled in common, and cross contact may occur, which may not be acceptable to certain types of vegetarian diets. Neither Taco Bell, our employees, franchisees nor the AVA assume any responsibility for such cross contact.