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Tucson gets exclusive taste of new Taco Bell treat

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Tucson gets exclusive taste of new Taco Bell treat

By Liz Kotalik. CREATED Aug 15, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Out of all the Taco Bells in the country, out of all the Taco Bells in the world, our local restaurant on Speedway and Campbell was one of the five locations chosen to preview the newest Fiery Doritos Locos Taco.

And it's all thanks to Damian Garcia's tweet.

"I didn't realize I could do something like this," Damian told Nine On Your Side.

He simple tweeted "I just remembered, I still haven't tried a Doritos Locos Taco", and then:

"I got a tweet [from Taco Bell] that said I was responsible for bringing the tacos to Tucson!"
It was an exclusive and FREE first taste from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and everyone we spoke to loved it!
Including Nine On Your Side's Liz Kotalik and photographer Craig Mills.
"It's like you put the fire sauce on there basically," Mills said. "[It's] kinda infused in the shell."
Since Taco Bell launched their Doritos Locos Tacos last year, they tell us they've sold about 600 million.
Employees at the Tucson location said in the couple of hours they were handing them out for free, they gave more than 100 out to hungry Taco Bell fans.
But, the most important question was: How does Damian like it?
"[It's] better than expected!"
The new Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos will be at all Taco Bell locations on August 22nd. 


Liz Kotalik

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Liz Kotalik is so proud to work in her home state of Arizona with her KGUN9 family. She anchors the 7 a.m. morning show "GMT Extra" on the CW Tucson every weekday, and also reports for later newscasts.