Taco Bell Interview Questions & Tips

How to Get a Job at Taco Bell

The Taco Bell interview serves as an essential step in the hiring process. After landing the interview, an applicant should take a little time for preparation. In the time leading up to the meeting, candidates should practice responses to common questions.

Once ready for the interview, applicants need to dress in appropriate attire, like slacks and collared shirts. Job hopefuls should arrive a few minutes early and wait patiently for interviewers to begin the Taco Bell hiring session.

Common Interview Questions

The job interview for a Taco Bell team member generally lasts about 15 minutes and is conducted by a hiring manager or shift leader. Managers may hold meetings in their offices or in secluded sections of restaurant dining rooms.

Topics covered during the Taco Bell interview process include interest in the job, work ethic, and availability. Basic questions most applicants face include:

Hiring managers usually keep questions simple. In some cases, applicants may need to answer behavioral questions, such as:

  • What would you do if you are running late for work?
  • What do you think it takes to be a successful Taco Bell team member?

Candidates may also face fun questions like:

  • What do you like best on the Taco Bell menu?
  • What is your favorite fast food restaurant?

Managerial Interviews

Management job seekers with the fast food chain typically need to participate in multiple rounds of interviews with Taco Bell. The process may start off with a brief phone screening that covers interest in the job and work experience.

After the initial phase, management job hunters encounter face-to-face interviews with upper-level Taco Bell officials and hiring personnel. Managerial candidates need to respond to basic, open-ended and situational questions like:


  • tia says:

    What does one wear for a first-time interview at TacoBell? I got my Sunday best, but I am not sure if dressing up is the thing to do.

  • Brett says:

    Sunday best, suit and tie, whatever you got like that!

  • Kelsey R. says:

    Pants, shirt and tie will do it for sure! Remember to always smile and answer all the questions in a positive way.

  • Bri says:

    What kind of questions do they ask you during the interview? Is it hard to get a job there? I am kinda nervous…

    • Brianna says:

      they asked me about my interests, my experience, if i want to move up in positions, what position i’d like to start in, and how I’d react to an upset customer, etc



  • selena says:

    i love u tb

  • Craig says:

    Calvin Mitchell:

    You should dress well but still casually, i.e. wear something that people would typically wear to church and maybe a tie but don’t come with a tuxedo or anything. The goatee doesn’t have to be shaved. I’m not sure, but I don’t think your age will be an issue. Although I have noticed that stores like wal-mart and target seem to higher a lot more older people, while I see more younger people working at fast food places, so you might want to try a supermarket first.

    Good luck!

  • Semaj nelson says:

    well it is my first time on a interview at taco bell wat questions are they going to ask me? and how you know you are going to start working?

  • Adrienne says:

    i have an interview with Taco Bell tomorrow..i think they will call you or something to let you know if you got the job or not..thats what they did for the last job i had.

  • khriz says:

    I have a interview today at taco bell today and im wearing a darkblue USPA POLO and some kaki shorts and flat bottomshoes i hope i get the job ….. ill let u guys know if anything im worried tho because of my tattoos …… idk i hope it all works out i prey to my god every night….

  • yosha mccarty says:

    i have a interviw today at taco bell and i need go cant find job work sad for me i want hard evey time at taco bell anytime and i worryies about my mom none money give me want new shirt too jean blue that all i hope go at taco bell PLASES FOR ME

  • Mac Pack says:

    people who didn’t get the information needed already went to taco bell for an interview should write down their experience there.

  • MeoDMT says:

    I submitted my application for taco bell on the internet. Next day the corporate office in Louisville, KY. called to set up a phone interview. After that, they told me that they would forward my info to the general manager of the store i would be working at.. After going there, and being asked about my management style, list my good/bad qualities, also asked a few question about family and what i like to do in my free time. He said he was going to recommend me. After this, I was contacted by the regional manager, who took me out to applebees and paid for some food for me. We talked and she told me that i would be going to a local location to see there rush, and if i passed the BG check and was still interested that i had the job. This was for salary assistant manager position. starting 24,000 a year.

  • jose says:

    what do you have to wear when doing an interview

  • Santiago Bocanegra says:

    Where Do I Fill Out An Application and Fill It Out Online????

  • Kaye'Neisha says:

    what kind of questions do they ask you ????

  • xia says:

    what do i wear?and Application and Fill It Out Online…

  • Ginger says:

    Ok its just taco bell. I have worked in food service for over fifteen years and the best thing you can do is to dress the way the people at the place you are trying to get a job dress. If you are going for managment yes, you need to dress up a bit nice slackes button down shirt good shoes and a tie and jacket if you want. However, if you are going for a crew position then you can dress more casual you can even wear your jeans and a nice shirt or top as long as you look clean neat and presentable. They will ask you about your past work if you have any if you dont tell them about any volunteering you do or school programs you are or have been a part in. They will ask you to tell them about yourself and that dose not mean that they want to know that you like to go to the movies and hang with friends try to tell them things about yourself that would make you a good addition to the company always try to relate your answers to them in a way that would make you a good potential employee. EG I am out going and friendly and like to meet a varity of different people.. They may ask you things like why should I hire you how long would you think you will stay at this job why do you want to worl here ect. I hope this helps

  • king says:

    okay, i went to an interview last monday at taco bell and they HIRED ME! they ask me to get a pdd test or know as (TB) test. i went to the clinic and they gave me shot something like skin test, and they just read it todays thrusday! it comes to positive, the doctor sad i was infective but its not a tb disease, cuz my xray is fine. So my question is… Do you think taco bell still hired me? when they will know that im infective by tb? im just waiting for their call for..

  • yayis says:

    so if you apply on the internet what do you do for them to hire you?call? or just wait?

    • Hannah says:

      They call you and set up a time and date

  • Jen RN says:

    To King: if you had a positive PPD (protein purified derivative) :a tuberculosis skin test, all it means is that you have been EXPOSED to TB at some time in your life, at which time your body made antibodies to TB. That is all the skin test verifies. A chest xray is done to look for any actual disease in the lungs. A clear xray and being asymptomatic means you have no active disease process going on and Taco Bell cannot use this as a reason to not hire you. PS, a positive TB test is not that uncommon. Jen RN

  • Danielle says:

    Would it be better to actually go to the store and give them the application? Would that make a better impression? Or does it not really matter? And I don’t need to wear a skirt or dress, correct? I can just wear nice jeans and a nice shirt?

  • Brittany Bragg says:

    I have been looking for a job for a while now and i thought this would be a great job for me

  • jasmine says:

    what questions will they ask me

  • Shannen says:

    It’s always good to go in, get the application, and turn it in to the store you’re trying to get hired at. For me, I found out when the hiring manager was going to be there and I told her I had turned in my application and I checked if any positions were available. I went back every Friday after that and asked about positions available. I went in at a specific time each day (mine was 4:00 pm) and I dressed in my nice casual clothes, not Sunday’s best. I had my first interview today, and my second interview is tomorrow. For my interview I dressed up in nice slacks and a plan shirt, bery simple. Hope this helped!

  • kimi says:

    I put in an application online.But before that I put in an application inside as well.Now What I’m wondering,is what should I wear.Should I wear some nice slacks and a plain black shirt,or some nice slacks with maybe a nice designed shirt(by the way I am female,most of the dress suggestions seemed to lean towards men =/) And I’m wondering what type of questions they’ll ask me…If anyone knows.Thanks so much!~Kimi

  • kimi says:

    what questions will they ask me?

  • death says:

    they test for illegal drugs in your system.

  • Priscilla says:

    I have a question about my interview. You see I go to high school. I’m in 9th grade and I don’t get out until 4:15. When I applied for this job, they said they will be expecting me from 3 to 7 pm. What does that mean?

    • Bryce says:

      How did you do? Did you get the job? And what did you wear?

    • None says:

      Tell them that you need to change your time and ask them if they could change your times to about 4:50 to 7:30

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