News Bites: New Doritos Locos Taco and Panera's New Ordering System

News Bites: New Doritos Locos Taco and Panera's New Ordering System
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News Bites: New Doritos Locos Taco and Panera's New Ordering System

Read on for the May 12, 2014 edition of News Bites.

Doritos Locos Tacos

The Doritos Locos Tacos craze isn't going anywhere soon. Now, fans can enjoy the Cool Ranch flavor in an entirely new taco too. The Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos contain a creamy hot sauce to complete the tangy chicken for a tasty blend of hot and cool.

Image Credit: Facebook via Taco Bell

Panera Has Big Plans.

Panera plans to bring self order kiosks to its stores by 2016. The kiosks will allow customers to customize their meals to speed up the ordering process. The self order option will be available on mobile devices too.

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Craft Beer

Craft beer used to be all about smaller, independently-owned breweries, but now bigger companies are trying to use the allure of the artisan to attract more customers. The Brewer's Association is trying to protect the craft brewers by changing the rules of what defines a craft beer.

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The Tiny Hamster Meme

Recently, people were tickled by an adorable video depicting a tiny hamster eating a tiny burrito. The video went viral, so obviously there was a follow up. Now fans of the teeny hamster can watch him enjoy a tiny pizza.

Image Credit: Twitter via HelloDenizen

You Have The Right To Remain Hungry.

Last week, several cops in California pulled off quite a prank. The cops pulled over unsuspecting drivers, who no doubt believed they were about to receive speeding tickets. To the surprise of the drivers, the cops offered them ice cream! This stunt was a delicious promotion for Wall's Ice Cream.

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The Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell have been a huge success for the company. It's hard to ignore the industry marvel that sold over half a billion tacos at this time last year. Now they are releasing a new taco with a Cool Ranch Dorito shell...

In other news:

  • This chain plans to have self order kiosks by 2016.
  • What does "craft beer" even mean anymore?
  • The tiny hamster eating tiny food meme continues.
  • California cops pulled people over for the most delicious reason.

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