Taco Bell wants to hire 30,000 more employees

Summer positions will fill new safety-focused roles needed during the COVID-19 crisis


Nancy Luna, Nation's Restaurant News

May 21, 2020


Taco Bell is on a hiring spree for the summer.


The Irvine, Calif.-based brand said it plans to hire at least 30,000 new employees to fill standard positions, as well as new safety-focused roles created amid the COVID-19 crisis.


“Since COVID-19 became a reality, we have continued our commitment to putting our people first,” Kelly McCulloch, Taco Bell's chief people officer, said in a statement. “We work closely with our franchisees to ensure that we're meeting the needs of our restaurant teams. Their safety and wellbeing remain our first priority. With this new hiring wave, we look forward to expanding our Taco Bell family and providing great, safe jobs to even more people.”


Some of the new positions are aimed at shoring up staff to help with the growing demands of off-premise operations, as well as new dedicated cleaning role.


“This team member is responsible for cleaning high-traffic touchpoints for customers throughout their experience. Team members in this role will be trained to signal to the customer that we are preparing their order properly and safely,” Taco Bell told Nation's Restaurant News.


Given the increased demand for contactless ordering, Taco Bell is also focusing its efforts on new roles that enhance speed and efficiency from various off-premise ordering channels...