Happy National Taco Day! Although we frequently celebrate #TacoTuesday, we’ll take any excuse to eat tacos 😉 Everyone seems to love tacos so much, that billions are consumed each year. In fact, in 2012 4.5 billion tacos were eaten worldwide, across 30,910 Mexican restaurants. To give you a better understanding, 4.5 billion tacos stretches 490,000 miles of tacos. That’s enough to travel to the MOON… yes the moon, and back! That’s also 775 million pounds of tacos equivalent to the weight of 2 Empire State Buildings in New York, New York!
What’s not to love about tacos? Similar to America’s version of the sandwich, tacos are a traditional Mexican dish composed of two main ingredients; tortillas and a protein or vegetable filling. Last year, over 4.5 billion tacos were consumed by Americans— that is 775 million pounds, the equal weight of two Empire State buildings! Especially now, tacos are seen everywhere from food trucks to restaurants, but today is the day to rejoice… it’s National Taco Day!