In case you haven’t notice, “Taco” is literally our middle name. It’s kinda our thing. So when its time to celebrate the National Taco Day, you can bet your Baja that we’re in.
The National Taco Day offer excludes California Heat, Shrimp and Fajita tacos, but is valid for 13 other fold-over favorites on the menu that include shredded chicken, shredded brisket, special ground beef, spicy pork, tempura fish, grilled fish, bacon, chorizo and even grilled veggies.
Americans consumed nearly 4.5 billion tacos last year alone. That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back. It could weigh up to 775 million pounds, or two Empire State Buildings. Regardless, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has accepted the challenge to help increase that number this year with one of the best National Taco Day deals in the country.
The book Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, by University of Minnesota history professor Jeffery M. Pilcher, traces the origin of tacos back to the silver mines in Mexico during the 18th century. The word “taco” referred to the little pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder that were used to excavate ore. Another theory is that the word were a derivative of the indigenous Nahautl tribal word “tlacho,” which means “in the middle.”