This year, Taco Tuesday also happens to be National Taco Day - Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.

Lots of local restaurants will be celebrating National Taco Day with discounts on their tacos or offering free tacos with additional purchase or to the members of their loyalty club - like Taco John's.

According to the website, Americans love our tacos and enjoy tacos to the tune of 4.5 billion a year!

Did you know that Taco Bell was the first Mexican food fast food franchise opened back in 1962.

Also, did you know that the hard shell taco was invented as a solution to corn tortillas not staying fresh for very long, back in 1947.

We encourage you to enjoy a taco or two on National Taco Day, but be sure to call your favorite Mexican food restaurant and check to see what delicious offer they are offering on behalf of National Taco Day and enjoy!