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A New Slack Feature Will Order Taco Bell Directly From Your Desk

Tacos at your fingertips.

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The country's leading Mexican-inspired fast food restaurant launched private beta testing of a new Slack bot, called TacoBot, at several companies including SAV Studios, Thought Catalog, Giphy, Fullscreen, and FoodBeast.

For the unfamiliar, Slack is an app that companies use for real-time messaging and chat.

The bot is the company's latest step to make its food more accessible to customers.

"Taco Bell is about food tailor-made for social consumption with friends, and that's why integrating with a social communications platform like Slack makes perfect sense," Lawrence Kim, Taco Bell's director of Digital innovation and on demand, told BuzzFeed News. "TacoBot is the next best thing to having your own Taco Bell butler… and who wouldn't want that??"

Using artificial intelligence, Slack users can order select menu items from their local Taco Bell restaurant without ever having to leave their desks. Taco Bell joins other fast food chains like Dominos, which launched a "no clicks" ordering app.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Leticia Miranda at leticia.miranda@buzzfeed.com.

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