Well heavens, today is National Fajita Day on Taco Tuesday. Plus Cinqo De Mayo also fell on Taco Tuesday but sadly National Taco Day is on Sunday Oct 4th. Just when I thought 2020 finally had something correct.
A few fun facts to make you smile today
National Fajita Day
1. ‘Fajita’ Translates to ‘Little Band’
In Spanish, fajita is a diminutive for “faja”, which translates to “belt” or “girdle”.
2. It’s a humble dish
Workers were given the least desirable parts of butchered steers and made fajitas from skirt steaks.
3. The term “Fajita King” is trademarked.
Sonny Falcon trademarked the term after gaining popularity from the dish in the 1970s
4. McDonald’s Tried it.
In 1991, McDonald’s attempted to introduce their own Chicken Fajitas into the market.
5. The original is called something different in Mexico
While in the U.S we know them as fajitas, the Mexican term for grilled skirt steak is arracheras.