Turns out Taco Bell was working on his dream: the Doritos Locos Tacos. Shortly thereafter, Taco Bell launched the tacos, which went on to become one of its most successful products. By August of this year, Taco Bell said it had sold 600 million Doritos Locos Tacos since the product launched in March 2012.
As the Arkansas Times reports, Mills didn't see a penny from Taco Bell. He told the paper:
" 'Everybody that I tell about this says "You should be getting some money off these." ' Nevertheless, Mills seems to shrug off the idea that he should lawyer up. 'I've never once said that I deserved any sort of compensation,' he said. 'I can't be the first person to think of this.'
"On the other hand: 'If they wanted to send me a big taco check, that would be alright.' "
According to the Taco Shells made from Doritos Movement Facebook page, Mills is survived by his wife and his two young daughters.