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Walmart buys one million taco plates from Arkansas inventor

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An Arkansas inventor is putting his creation onto Walmart store shelves.

Hugh Jarratt of Fayetteville says the retail giant put in an order for 1 million of his plastic taco plates Tuesday.

The plates are plastic, with slots made into them that keep tacos upright.

Jarratt was one of 800 inventors to go before Walmart buyers to pitch their products in the company's first-ever "Open-Call" for U.S. inventors.

It's part of a new initiative by the company to get more American products on store shelves.

"It kind of hit us for a second, I was like, 'OK, so we got to produce a million taco plates. Where do we start?" Jarratt's wife Nicole said.

Jarratt said he and his wife, who is also his business partner, are working with a local plastics molding company to produce the plates.