October 4th Special Days: Featuring National Taco Day Deals and Freebies!

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Image: Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America | Kindle Edition | by Gustavo Arellano (Author). Publisher: Scribner; Reprint Edition (April 10, 2012)
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October 4th is... National Taco Day, Sputnik - First Space Vehicle Launched (1957), National Golf Day/National Golf Lover's Day, International Toot Your Flute Day, World Animal Day, National Talk Like a Trucker Day/National Trucker's Day, Ten-Four Day (10/4 Day)/National CB Radio Day, Hug a Non-Meat Eater Day, National Vodka Day, Rolie Polie Olie's Birthday (1998), Improve Your Office Day, Dick Tracy Day, National Taco Day, World RBD Day, Get Your Friend Day, Leave It to Beaver Birthday (1957), National Ships-in-Bottles Day, eDay (New Zealand), Sardines Day (Japan), Cinnamon Roll Day/Cinnamon Bun Day/Kanelbullens Dag (Sweden), Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day/World Pet Day, Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi/St. Francis of Assisi's Day, St. Petronius' Day

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Image: American Tacos: A History and Guide | Hardcover – Illustrated: 288 pages | by José R. Ralat (Author). Publisher: University of Texas Press; Illustrated Edition (April 15, 2020)National Taco Day
-- It might surprise you that the real popularity for the taco came from the popular fast food chain, Taco Bell. The founder of Taco Bell, Glen Bell, created a franchise for people who wanted to experience the taco, but didn’t want to travel all the way to Mexico to taste one. The birthplace of the taco began in Mexican silver mines, about some time in the nineteenth century. This speculation about the taco originates from the first type of taco was called taco de minero, which means mean miner's tacos. Taquito is a Spanish word which means little taco. It is believed the word taco originally referred to pieces of paper miners would wrap around gunpowder and use in holes that were carved into the face of the rock.

Read: American Tacos
-- In search of every taco variety from California to Texas and beyond, Ralat traveled from coast to coast and border to border, visiting thirty-eight cities across the country. He examines the pervasive crunchy taco and the new Alta California tacos from chefs Wes Avila, Christine Rivera, and Carlos Salgado. He tastes famous Tex-Mex tacos like the puffy taco and breakfast taco, then tracks down the fry bread taco and the kosher taco. And he searches for the regional hybrid tacos of the American South and the modern, chef-driven tacos of restaurants everywhere. Throughout, he tells the story of how each style of taco came to be, creating a rich look at the diverse taco landscape north of the border. Featuring interviews with taqueros and details on taco paraphernalia and the trappings of taco culture, American Tacos is a book no taco fan will want to take a bite without.

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Image: Tacos: Best Homemade Taco Recipes from Breakfast Tacos to Street Tacos and Dessert Tacos | Kindle Edition | by Sarah Spencer (Author). Publisher: The Cookbook Publisher; 1st Edition (July 16, 2018)
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Tasty Taco Facts That Will Impress Your Friends

  • Americans eat more than 4.5 billion tacos a year. You have guac to be kidding me!
  • Opened by Glen Bell in 1962, Taco Bell is the first Mexican food fast-food franchise. It serves more than 40 million customers a week. Also, contrary to popular belief, Taco Bell's seasoned beef contains 88 percent beef — not 35 percent.
  • The word taco dates back to the 18th century. Back then, a taco referred to paper wrapped around gunpowder. Talk about explosive flavor.
  • The hard shell taco was invented in 1947 as a solution to corn tortillas not staying fresh for long.
  • Tacos first made their way north of the Mexico border in the 20th century.


By: Sara Skirboll, Shopping & Trends Expert at The Real Deal Blog

Chronic Tacos
On October 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chronic Tacos is giving one free taco (Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas or Beyond Beef) to customers. To redeem the free taco, follow Chronic Tacos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @Chronictacos. A code word will be mentioned a week in advance, and that’s your way to get your freebie.


Chuy’s
On October 4, add a crispy beef taco to entry entrée for $1. There are also tequila specials. Now through October 4, dress like a taco and post a photo with #chuystacoday on social media for a chance to win a free taco meal kit. Winners will be selected at random.


Del Taco

From Saturday, October 3, through National Taco Day on Sunday, October 4, fans can get a free Del Taco with any purchase. You can access the coupon in the Del Taco app.


Fuzzy’s Tacos
They are offering $1.50 tacos all day on October 4 at their nearly 150 locations in 16 states. Head to your neighborhood Fuzzy’s and celebrate with a breakfast taco or Baja taco (or both)!

This year, you can enjoy your tacos on a Fuzzy’s patio with a FuzzyRita or bring them home for a taco party with your family! Special National Taco Day pricing is valid for dine-in, and for the first time ever will also be available for takeout and online orders placed through the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop website and app.


goPuff
On October 4, anyone who enters the code gotaco at checkout will receive $10 off their order. The promo is available on orders of $18 and up at this online convenience store.


Hurricane Grill & Wings
Get one free taco with the purchase of one taco and two drinks on October 4.


On the Border
On October 4, get seasoned ground beef or chicken tinga tacos for $2, and for only $4 you can get Southwest chicken or brisket tacos.


Rubio’s
Get a free taco with drink purchase at Rubio’s on October 4.


Taco Bell
This year, Taco Bell is offering a National Taco Day $5 Gift Set containing two crunchy tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. Digital gift cards will be available for those looking to share this gift from afar.


Taco Boy
Taco Boy is celebrating National Taco Day by giving one lucky winner a year’s worth of free tacos. Here’s how to enter: Starting September 27 through October 3 at 10 p.m., get one raffle ticket entry with every taco purchased at any Taco Boy location. On National Taco Day, Taco Boy will draw a winner to receive a gift card good for 365 tacos ($1,460 value). Only one winner will be chosen, and Taco Boy will announce the winner through social media on National Taco Day.


Taco Cabana
Taco Cabana is offering a selection of its most popular tacos for $1 each on National Taco Day. Guests can purchase a classic bean and cheese, shredded chicken or ground beef taco for just $1. This deal is available in restaurant, drive-thru, via mobile order through the MyTC! App and for curbside pick-up.


Taco John’s
On October 4, you can get a free Crispy Beef Taco by using the Taco John’s Rewards app in honor of National Taco Day.


Tijuana Flats
Tijuana Flats is celebrating National Taco Day for three days. Starting October 4, get two tacos, chips and a drink for just $5.99 all day Friday through Sunday.





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