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    Man credited with creating Doritos dies in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97.

    A statement issued by the West family says he died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. A graveside service is scheduled for Oct. 1. Daughter Jana Hacker of Allen tells The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/qzPm9E) the family plans on "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."

    West was a marketing vice president for Dallas-based Frito-Lay in 1961 when, while on a family vacation near San Diego, he found a snack shack selling fried tortilla chips. Hacker says her father got a tepid corporate response to the tortilla chip idea but conducted marketing research that led to the Doritos rollout.
    Hopefully "dip" will not be involved.

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    My husband will be forever grateful to West as he eats Doritos with just about everything.

    RIP.
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    Nacho cheese Doritos. I am forever grateful to him, may he RIP.

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    Cool Ranch. I can't eat chili without them. RIP.

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    I'm eating a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos as I type this.

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    My middle school lunches would not have been the same without Cool Ranch Doritos!

    RIP.

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    A grateful public thanks him and may he rest in peace.

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    May he rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    A grateful public thanks him and may he rest in peace.
    Few packed lunches would have been complete without Doritos!

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