You’ve heard of T-shirts and hot dogs being shot out of a cannon, but what about a taco? Well, get ready, because it’s going to happen sooner than you think.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Voodoo Taco in Omaha, Nebraska, has come up with the idea and plans to introduce it at hockey games for the University of Nebraska, Omaha in the fall. Owner Eric Newton said he was “looking at air cannons” when he came up with the idea.
“I thought, ‘We could fly a taco out of that.'”
The cannon is still in the developing phase, but Newton said he is hoping that tacos will be able to stay together as they launch into the audience.
“We want them to hold up, stay hot, and taste like they do at the restaurant.”
At this point, Newton noted that it is likely the company will start launching chicken and steak tacos first. This idea comes as the university is planning to open a new arena before next hockey season, according to KETV.
Someone will take a taco to the face. pic.twitter.com/MOqwzJ5elC
— Voodoo Taco (@TacoVoodoo) April 22, 2015
The taco cannon became a hot discussion on Twitter, even beating out Earth Day as the number one trending topic.
Newton added that the taco may not be as “restaurant quality” at the sporting events after it is shot out of a cannon, but people will still be able to eat it. He also mentioned that his team doesn’t have any plans to cheapen their food with this new method.
“We’re going to make a good taco come out of the cannon. We’re not going to just put some fake thing in there because [people] are going to talk about it. ‘How’s the taco?’ ‘It sucks.’ And then they’ll tell the guys next to them, so we don’t want that.”
And how are people responding to the idea of a taco cannon? A lot can’t wait to see what it’s like.
Wow. Just when u thot we had reached the pinnacle of launched foods. There will be a taco cannon @ the new UNO rink. What a time to b alive.
— Justin Schreiber (@JDSchreiber) April 22, 2015
— Jason Feldman (@PBFeldy) April 22, 2015
But there are some who have their doubts.
The Taco Cannon will never work. It’s a wonderful, flawed idea. Like Circus Peanuts or making new Star Wars movies.
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) April 22, 2015
What do you think of the taco cannon?
[Image via Twitter]