Taco Bell is getting rid of lines, bringing in burrito customization

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Adam Lapetina

Eating a burrito used to mean making one in your home (how the hell do you roll those things?). Then it meant driving to a Taco Bell and waiting for one. Well, THOSE DAYS ARE NO MORE, because T-Bell has just launched a sleek new app that'll let you place your order remotely, and then skip the entire line when you go to pick it up (or get it in the drive-thru). And here's the best part: you can customize it just like you would at certain other fast-casual Mexican joints.

Yup, that's right. The Taco Bell app (available for Android and iPhone) allows you to add and remove ingredients from any of their menu items (Quesaritos, tacos, burritos, chalupas, the list goes on!), place your order using a credit, debit, or gift card, and will be rolled out along with a new pick-up counter that'll let you gleefully waltz past all the peeps already waiting there. Taunting them is not encouraged.

It'll also feature a "Rotate to Reorder" function, so that -- when you flip your phone to the side -- your last (ostensibly favorite) order will be queued up and ready to send. Their Sriracha menu has never been closer to your fingertips.

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is psyched to have such convenient access to chalupas. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.