Have any of you tried Taco Bell’s new item, the Doritos Locos Taco?  If you have not, I recommend you do ASAP because if this next story is true, the court might place a lien on Taco Bell to stop the production of Doritos flavored taco shells!

A federal prison inmate named Gary Cole has filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell alleging that he invented the Doritos Locos Taco and that “Taco Bell and Frito-Lay stole the idea from him.”  According to Huffington Post, “In September 2006, Cole wrote up a list of nine product ideas.”  Included on that list was "Taco Shells of All Flavors.”  Cole alleges that he sent that list to two individuals but “the letter was stolen through the United States Postal Service Mail and submitted to Frito Lays [sic], Taco Bell, Pepsi Co, Yum Brands, by someone whose identity remains a mystery to Cole.”

Cole is trying to prove that Taco Bell stole his idea and wants them to stop producing any more Doritos flavored taco shells.

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