Fun Facts And Deals To Help Celebrate Taco Day

Give me all the tacos!

October 4, 2019
Tacos with grilled chicken, avocado, fresh salsa sauce and limes over rustic wooden background

Everyone I know loves tacos so I guess it's not entirely surprising that Americans eat 4.5 billion tacos per year. Not millon. BILLION! 

If you need an excuse to eat tacos today, I have it for you. It's National Taco Day!! Isn't every day Taco day? 

Before I share some deals for Taco Day and some recipes you can make at home, I found some interesting facts you may not know about one of our all time favorite foods. 

1. Taco actually means light lunch. Ironically enough, tacos are good for lunch, dinner, breakfast, and even a fourth meal according to Taco Bell. 

2. 76% of people admit to eating tacos at least every couple of weeks. 

3. Taco Bell uses at least 600,000 cows’ worth of beef per year. According to Taco Bell’s own website, they serve an average of 295 million pounds of ground beef every year. Wow!

4. The world’s most expensive taco cost a whopping $25,000. This super-duper deluxe taco made with Kobe beef, beluga caviar and served on a gold flaked taco. The taco is also stuffed with langoustines, black truffle, brie cheese and is fully dressed with homemade salsa.

5. The World’s Biggest Taco (in a flour tortilla) was made by the city of Mexicali in 2003. It was 35.9 feet long and included, among other things, 1182 POUNDS of grilled steak!

Now that I have you drooling over tacos, I found some freebies and deals on them for #TacoDay!

1. Burger King: For a limited time, participating restaurants have $1 crispy tacos. 

2. Chuy's: Add a crispy beef taco to any entree for $1 Friday, limit two per person, and $1 floaters. If you visit the restaurant dressed up as a taco, earn a free entrée, redeemable the same day.

3. Jack in the Box: Get a free taco with any purchase Friday if you're signed up for the chain's e-club.

4. On The Border: Get Endless Tacos for either $8.99 or $9.99 depending on your location Friday. For $2 more, get Southwest Chicken or Brisket Tacos.

5. Taco Bell: The chain has a special "National Taco Day gift set" Friday. For $5, get four tacos – two Crunchy Tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco

6. Tijuana Flats: The chain is celebrating National Taco Day for three days. From Friday through Sunday, get two tacos, chips and a drink for $5.99. Fish and steak tacos are $1 extra. With the special, get a Mexican beer instead of a drink for $2 more.

You can also skip going out to grab those deals and instead make your own Taco Buffet. There are so many yummy recipes that use all different meats or vegetables. My favorite trick for making tacos is making my own shells out of cheese. They are delicious and low carb! That's a win-win!

How do you plan to celebrate #TacoDay?

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