Attention taco lovers: It's National Taco Day, and restaurants around the country are serving up great deals to celebrate your favorite tortilla-based food.
Just last year, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos—the equivalent to 775 million pounds, according to the National Taco Day website. That’s the weight of two Empire State Buildings. And end-to-end that’s about 490,000 miles of tacos, the same distance to the moon and back.
Regardless of how you prefer your taco—soft or hard shell, minimal or maximum toppings like salsa, corn, or cheese—here are a few of the places with some major taco-related deals today:
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina:
The popular Mexican chain is offering $0.50 mini crispy tacos all day at participating restaurants. You can click here for a list of locations.
Chevy's Fresh Mex:
Chevy's is holding a special contest: Customers who finish a 4-pound taco within 30 minutes will be awarded free tacos for one year, but only if they participate at a Clifton or Linden, N.J. location. You can click here for locations.
Qdoba Mexican Eats:
Customers who sign up for the Qdoba Rewards loyalty program can receive a free drink or an order of chips and salsa. Click here for participating locations.
If you spend $5 at a participating Green Leaf location, customers can get one free Baja Street Taco.
Customers can enjoy three value tacos for $1.29 from 3-11 p.m. Though it's worth noting Del Taco offers these deals every Tuesday, so National Taco Day is no different.
Surprisingly, Taco Bell has yet to announce any deals for National Taco Day. But the Mexican food chain did say it will give out greeting cards to mark the occasion. In the 1960s, the chain helped push Mexican food in the United States into the mainstream, according to the National Taco day website. It now serves over two billion customers and boasts nearly 6,000 restaurants just in the U.S.
To check out more deals, use the hashtag #NationalTacoDay or check here on the National Taco Day website.