Former Taco Bell Interns Claim They Came Up With the Doritos Taco in 1995

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Former Taco Bell Interns Claim They Came Up With the Doritos Taco in 1995
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Ex-Taco Bell interns have told The Huffington Post that they are the ones who first pitched the billion dollar idea way back in 1995 as a part of an internship competition.

Andrea Watt came up with a billion-dollar idea when she was just 20 years old, and she wouldn't mind at least getting a little credit.

During a summer internship in 1995, Watt and three other college students pitched the idea of a Doritos-shell taco to Taco Bell executives as part of an intern competition. They lost that contest, but their idea turned out to be a winner more than 15 years later: Taco Bell has netted more than $1 billion in sales from its eerily similar product, the Doritos Locos Taco, which it launched in 2012.

"I'm sure I signed away that anything I pitched to them was their property anyway," Watt said. "I would just like someone to recognize that it was a good idea."

And here's the letter to Watt giving feedback on her team's idea.

The Coolest Idea of the Day

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The Coolest Idea of the Day
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Salt and pepper can pack their bags and go. It's the time of the season of Doritos.

[Frank Reber]

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Fan-Made Ad of the Day: From the funny folks who brought you the best Doritos Super Bowl spot that won't appear during the Super Bowl comes another great Doritos Super Bowl spot that was simply too good for Doritos to air. (That must be the reason it didn't win their Crash the Super Bowl competition because I could think for a thousand years and still be un