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(Huffington Post)   Doritos Locos Taco smashes $1 billion sales barrier, prompting Taco Bell to hire 15,000 employees to assist in shoving Doritos Locos Tacos down America's throat   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 58
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2013-10-20 03:08:57 PM
If I was a cop on night duty, I'd camp out down the road from Taco Hell after midnight and pull over anyone that made a traffic error leaving the place.  I'd have my DUI quota in one or two nights/
 
2013-10-20 04:06:09 PM
If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius.
 
2013-10-20 04:51:23 PM

lockers: If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius.




I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.
 
2013-10-20 04:52:14 PM
Not to mention the thousands of jobs created in Gastroenterology and related fields.
 
2013-10-20 04:55:07 PM
I hear those are really good for you!
 
2013-10-20 05:06:34 PM

Darth_Lukecash: lockers: If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius.

I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.




I think Taco Bell had to wait until the Doritos Blizzard cross merchandising deal was done.
 
2013-10-20 05:07:50 PM
I've never had to have one shoved down my throat, I eat them willingly.
 
2013-10-20 06:03:17 PM
Hey subby, if the Taco Bell people are coming to you and shoving food down your throat without your permission, I have one question. Who the fark you gotta blow to get that deal?
 
2013-10-20 06:16:51 PM
Man, that $2.13/hr is gonna kill 'em.
 
2013-10-20 07:06:27 PM

Darth_Lukecash: lockers: 
I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.


From what I've seen about packaged chips, they are generally rolled around in a huge tumbler while spreading the flavor over them right after frying.  You can't do that with a taco shell.  My guess is that there is some spendy robot that "hand" sprays the flavor on each taco, much like an auto painter.  Maybe some of the flavor is blended with the batter.

/Or they've developed a machine that can take many taco shells through the frying and embedding process in on go.  So, maybe there's a machine that can accept a dozen or so shells and spin them through the oil/baking process and then continue on like a conveyor that can spin around, through the seasoning process.
 
2013-10-20 07:12:02 PM
Can't they just buy a pusher robot for that?
 
2013-10-20 07:13:42 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Man, that $2.13/hr is gonna kill 'em.


Where do you get the $2.13/hr?
 
2013-10-20 07:33:27 PM

Epicanis: Can't they just buy a pusher robot for that?

You're thinking of the shover robot.
 
2013-10-20 07:39:39 PM

Epicanis: Can't they just buy a pusher robot for that?


Shoving is the answer.

Do not listen to the pusher robot.
 
2013-10-20 08:09:50 PM

You're the jerk... jerk: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Man, that $2.13/hr is gonna kill 'em.

Where do you get the $2.13/hr?


Check his ass.
 
2013-10-20 08:10:51 PM

The Smails Kid: Epicanis: Can't they just buy a pusher robot for that?

Shoving is the answer.

Do not listen to the pusher robot.


God damn the pusher robot.
 
2013-10-20 08:19:02 PM
I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.
 
2013-10-20 08:26:05 PM
Why would they shove those delicious tacos down my throat when I'm more than willing to do it myself?  My God, they're good.
 
2013-10-20 08:29:11 PM
Taco Hell
 
2013-10-20 08:31:54 PM

revrendjim: I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.


I believe their beef isn't even mostly beef I think it's around 40% beef. Even knowing that, I'm really tempted to try the Doritos tacos.  Never stepped foot in a Taco Bell but I may just this once.  I'll have to look up a location because I don't even know where there is one in NYC.
 
2013-10-20 08:34:41 PM

You're the jerk... jerk: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Man, that $2.13/hr is gonna kill 'em.

Where do you get the $2.13/hr?




Wait, you mean your not supposed to tip at Taco Bell?
 
2013-10-20 08:38:23 PM
America! That crap is nasty. Knock it off!
 
2013-10-20 08:55:02 PM

Farnn: revrendjim: I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.

I believe their beef isn't even mostly beef I think it's around 40% beef. Even knowing that, I'm really tempted to try the Doritos tacos.  Never stepped foot in a Taco Bell but I may just this once.  I'll have to look up a location because I don't even know where there is one in NYC.


You can look up the ingredients online, and the first one is indeed beef, so it is mostly beef. The next two are water and cellulose (purified sawdust), so they are padding the beef with a slurry of indigestible plant fiber, which might explain why some people report an urgent and spectacular bathroom incident after visiting Taco Bell.
 
2013-10-20 08:56:32 PM
Dont'cha imagine the guy who suggested this got himself a big fat raise? A delicious horse-meat taco wrapped in a glorious shell called Dorito!! I say wrap that supreme goodness in a habanero shell -- bling, bling ... where's my check?

(seriously? ... fark spell check doesn't recognize "dorito"? This place is a total NSA front).
 
2013-10-20 09:04:10 PM
fark you subby, now I'm hungry

/The only thing that kept me from getting in my car and driving to Taco Bell was stepping on the scale
 
2013-10-20 09:19:03 PM

Farnn: revrendjim: I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.

I believe their beef isn't even mostly beef I think it's around 40% beef. Even knowing that, I'm really tempted to try the Doritos tacos.  Never stepped foot in a Taco Bell but I may just this once.  I'll have to look up a location because I don't even know where there is one in NYC.


You will apparently love them or hate them.

I hate them. Bad flavor combo for a taco imo.

The dorito seasoning loses its umami kick with all the taco meat, which in turn tastes super bland after the dorito side.

And the shells are super fragile and it makes a mess.
 
2013-10-20 09:20:31 PM
I calculate that as at least 6,000,000,000 shiats.
 
2013-10-20 09:22:15 PM
I don't dislike them per se, I just think they're tacos that make your fingers sticky. I do not get the fuss.
 
2013-10-20 09:32:33 PM
If they made them soft, I might try one.I am really not into hard shelled tacos.
 
2013-10-20 09:40:16 PM

alienated: If they made them soft, I might try one.I am really not into hard shelled tacos.


They should have gone the frito route, or like the volcano burrito - crunchy bits all through it.
 
2013-10-20 09:42:06 PM
From what I've been hearing, Yum could make 15,000 new jobs in China and Indonesia. Per year.
 
2013-10-20 09:48:00 PM

Smackledorfer: Farnn: revrendjim: I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.

I believe their beef isn't even mostly beef I think it's around 40% beef. Even knowing that, I'm really tempted to try the Doritos tacos.  Never stepped foot in a Taco Bell but I may just this once.  I'll have to look up a location because I don't even know where there is one in NYC.

You will apparently love them or hate them.

I hate them. Bad flavor combo for a taco imo.

The dorito seasoning loses its umami kick with all the taco meat, which in turn tastes super bland after the dorito side.

And the shells are super fragile and it makes a mess.




I just find them extremely salty. Like a salt lick with a sprinkling of beef, cheese, and nacho cheese powder.
 
2013-10-20 10:02:55 PM

ski9600: Darth_Lukecash: lockers: 
I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.

From what I've seen about packaged chips, they are generally rolled around in a huge tumbler while spreading the flavor over them right after frying.  You can't do that with a taco shell.  My guess is that there is some spendy robot that "hand" sprays the flavor on each taco, much like an auto painter.  Maybe some of the flavor is blended with the batter.

/Or they've developed a machine that can take many taco shells through the frying and embedding process in on go.  So, maybe there's a machine that can accept a dozen or so shells and spin them through the oil/baking process and then continue on like a conveyor that can spin around, through the seasoning process.


www.realtvaddict.com
 
2013-10-20 10:27:24 PM

revrendjim: I know it's not cool to like Taco Bell. I know that their "beef" is only mostly beef. But I went to try these things to see what the fuss was all about, and I could eat those damn things all night long. If they had beer I would never leave.


Make your own favorite taco meat recipe then pour it over your favorite Doritos flavor.  Add desired toppings.
 
2013-10-20 10:28:55 PM
Sorry Mexico, but Mexican food is ours now. This is what we've done with it.
 
2013-10-20 11:01:34 PM
Darth_Lukecash * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-10-20 04:51:23 PM lockers: If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius. I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it
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Um... no. Taco Bell is owned by Yum! Brands (along with pizza hut, kfc, and a few others) while Doritos is owned by Frito-Lay (which in turn is owned by Pepsi Co)

So... no. Not at all.
 
2013-10-20 11:06:42 PM
For those of you afraid of the meat at TBell, you can have them replace taco meat with refried beans for any of their menu items.  Makes TBell a pretty handy place to stop if you're a traveling vegetarian.
 
2013-10-20 11:14:01 PM

alienated: If they made them soft, I might try one.I am really not into hard shelled tacos.


They need to do it via the double decker taco.
 
2013-10-20 11:15:53 PM

Smackledorfer: And the shells are super fragile and it makes a mess.


Order a cheesy gordita crunch or a double decker taco and have them substitute the regular crunchy shell with a dorito crunchy shell. Problem solved.
 
2013-10-20 11:45:24 PM

jake3988: Darth_Lukecash * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-10-20 04:51:23 PM lockers: If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius. I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it
=================================================================

Um... no. Taco Bell is owned by Yum! Brands (along with pizza hut, kfc, and a few others) while Doritos is owned by Frito-Lay (which in turn is owned by Pepsi Co)

So... no. Not at all.


From 1978-1997, Pespico owned Taco Bell.
 
2013-10-21 01:07:39 AM

Nuclear Monk: alienated: If they made them soft, I might try one.I am really not into hard shelled tacos.

They need to do it via the double decker taco.


...dear lord, that is genius! i would have to explain why i gained 20 pounds over a month, but i think Taco Bell should hire you immediately!
 
2013-10-21 01:35:20 AM

Farnn: I'll have to look up a location because I don't even know where there is one in NYC.


Penn Station and near Union Square.
 
2013-10-21 02:33:31 AM

ckccfa: For those of you afraid of the meat at TBell, you can have them replace taco meat with refried beans for any of their menu items.  Makes TBell a pretty handy place to stop if you're a traveling vegetarian.


cept their beans aren't vegetarian friendly.  unless they changed the recipe, those beans have animal lard in em

/worked a tb for 8 months
 
2013-10-21 04:18:45 AM

Foxxinnia: Sorry Mexico, but Mexican food is ours now. This is what we've done with it.


I could imagine the great international compromise of the 21st century now: America agrees to ban all shiatty fake Mexican food, and in return Mexico seals up their side of the border so tight even the redneckiest hick has nothing to complain about.
 
2013-10-21 06:38:24 AM

Darth_Lukecash: lockers: If it wasn't ass backwardsly stumbled upon, I would say it was marketing genius.

I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.



It took a long time for that to happen, too... I remember cracking my teeth on many Hydrox Blizzards when I was younger.
 
2013-10-21 07:51:41 AM

ski9600: Darth_Lukecash: lockers: 
I'm not sure about that. There's a long history of corporate synergy and cross product. Like Oreo Blizzards... Since the same company owns Taco Bell and Doritos, they probably thought of it years ago , but had to figure out the recipes and manufacturing processes. So it's not falling into it

They only thing that caught them by surprise is the popularity.

From what I've seen about packaged chips, they are generally rolled around in a huge tumbler while spreading the flavor over them right after frying.  You can't do that with a taco shell.  My guess is that there is some spendy robot that "hand" sprays the flavor on each taco, much like an auto painter.  Maybe some of the flavor is blended with the batter.

/Or they've developed a machine that can take many taco shells through the frying and embedding process in on go.  So, maybe there's a machine that can accept a dozen or so shells and spin them through the oil/baking process and then continue on like a conveyor that can spin around, through the seasoning process.


Fast Company had a pretty interesting article earlier this year about the Doritos taco and how TB developed it.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3008346/deep-inside-taco-bells-doritos-lo co s-taco
 
2013-10-21 08:12:59 AM
And now you know who is behind the push to legalize marijuana...
 
2013-10-21 08:20:27 AM
I haven't seen the Doritos Locos Taco flavored Doritos in stores lately, though. And I'm still waiting for Taco Bell to make a Doritos Locos Taco with the Taco flavored Doritos.
 
2013-10-21 08:38:29 AM
Okay, now I'm craving a Taco Bell run.
 
2013-10-21 09:16:42 AM

alienated: If they made them soft, I might try one.I am really not into hard shelled tacos.


I don't miss being broke, but I do miss chicken burrito supremes from Taco Bell.  For like $2.  That was eatin'.
 
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