However, he did come up with flamin' hot popcorn, and other products — just not the original hot cheeto.
Montañez's story is supposed to be turned into a biopic directed by Eva Longoria.
The whole piece from the LATimes is very good — give it a read!
Exclusive: For years, Richard Montañez told the rags-to-riches story of how he invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s built a career out of it with speaking events and a movie deal.— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 16, 2021
Here’s what happened when @SamAugustDean asked Frito-Lay about his story: https://t.co/T5kb1EDJ7P