Doritos Developer Arch West Dies At 97 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Filed Under:

Doritos Developer Arch West Dies At 97

Play associated audio
Arch West, who invented Doritos more than 45 years ago, died last week in Dallas at age 97. He was a Frito-Lay marketing vice president when he developed the chip, inspired by a bag of toasted tortillas he bought on a family vacation in Southern California. Despite some resistance from the company, he ushered in a whole new era of junk food.
WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 24

The main characters in two plays try to get ahead with just a pinch of trickery. Will it work out? You’ll have to see the shows to find out.

WAMU 88.5

Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

NPR

Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.