Today (November 6, 2020) is National Nachos Day – so get your salsa and guacamole and enjoy these specials at some of your favorite restaurants.
For those who don’t know the dish yet, nachos are a combination of tortilla chips with melted cheese and often with an additional spicy topping. They may contain hot peppers or chilled beans. Some people like to include salsa, guacamole and ground beef in their nachos.
According to Statista, which analyzed data from the U.S. Census and the Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), 230.88 million Americans used Mexican foods and ingredients in 2019.
Who invented the nachos?
According to Merriam-Webster, nachos have been loved by people in North and South America for more than 50 years. In a 1954 story of the San Antonio Express, the inventor of the dish was Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya Garcia, who created it in 1940.
Adriana P. Orr, who was a researcher for the Oxford English Dictionary, confirmed this in 2012 in a blog She said that while researching the origin of nachos, she learned from the food editor of the San Antonio Express that Garcia worked for the old Victory Club as a chef. He created the first nachos for “some Eagle Pass ladies who were on a shopping spree in the 1940s”.
Orr also writes that the author of an editorial for the Dallas Morning News confirmed in an interview with his son Ignacio Anaya Jr. that Garcia invented nachos in 1943. The name for the dish comes from Garcia’s nickname Nacho, which is a derivative of Ignacio.
However, Merriam-Webster said that the word Nacho was first used without reference to Garcia in 1948.
So where do you get the best deals on nachos today? #
Moe’s Southwest Grill offers its Moe Rewards members a $5 discount on nacho kits. Each kit seats four to six people and includes a selection of two proteins, two whole bowls of queso, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapeños and salsa.
Non-members who register before 8:00 a.m. ET on November 6, 2020 can also take advantage of the offer.
To receive free chips and nacho cheese, sign up for Taco John’s App today. In honor of National Nachos Day, get fresh fries with the brand’s nacho-cheese sauce without losing your wallet.
There are some offers that are not necessarily related to National Nachos Day, but do the job anyway:
Del Taco: With every purchase, you will receive three-layer queso nachos for free. You can also have the nachos delivered free of charge by using the code “DELTACONOW” on Postmates.
At the border: You can get nachos all day for $5 – according to Thrillist, normally only during happy hour, but for National Nachos Day they seem to have made an exception.
Taco Bell: Free delivery for orders over $12 at Grubhub.
Miguel’s Jr: Uber Eats offers free delivery for this restaurant and new Door Dash customers can get free delivery for orders over $15.