NATIONAL FAJITA DAY
On August 18, National Fajita Day recognizes the sizzling deliciousness of the savory Tex-Mex flavor found in fajitas.
In the early 1930s, Mexican vaqueros in Southwest Texas developed what we’ve grown to love all over the United States. Using throwaway cuts of beef, they developed the fajita. It wasn’t long before they became a staple in the region. These cowboys cooked the steak over an open fire or grill. Once cooked, they served it with flour or corn tortillas. Fresh Pico de gallo, guacamole and southwestern spices elevated the fajita. Soon the convenient meal for hardworking cowboys made an introduction to new audiences. The fajita became a destination food in the culinary world.
As their popularity grew, fajitas added a colorful flair to Tex-Mex menus. Sizzling platters full of bright peppers, onions and a mouthwatering aroma delighted patrons. Menu choices beyond tender steak broadened the fajita spectrum. Sweet shrimp, lean chicken or pork with freshly made tortillas arrived at tables with fanfare. By the 1980s, most Mexican restaurants in the United States served fajitas. In the modern culinary kitchen, lime, cilantro and a plethora of vegetables find their way into a fajita, too. Add to that the perfect seasonings and mouths really begin to water!
Grilling with mesquite adds a smoky flavor and bacon adds crunch. Of course, who could forget the cheese? With their festive presentations, fajitas continue to be enjoyed today. The fajita has come a long way from skirt steak trimmings!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFajitaDay
Celebrate National Fajita Day by going out for fajitas with a friend. Pick your favorite from all the amazing tastes. How do you like your fajita? We want to know. Don’t forget to use #NationalFajitaDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL FAJITA DAY HISTORY
In 2016, on the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina founded National Fajita Day to celebrate the sizzling Tex-Mex flavor of the fajita!
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Fajita Day in July of 2016 to be observed on August 18th annually.
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Jessica Chacoff 08/15/2016 888.869.7899 Jessica@inklinkmarketing.com
About On The Border
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is the world’s largest Mexican casual dining brand, offering an extensive menu 08 Fall of great-tasting, classic and contemporary Mexican food, like sizzling mesquite-grilled fajitas, and Margaritas as big and bold as the border itself. On The Border is owned by Border Holdings, LLC, with more than 150 restaurants in 34 states, Puerto Rico, Asia, and the Middle East. Follow and ‘like’ On The Border on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OnTheBorderMexicanGrillandCantina and @ on Twitter. For more information, visit www.ontheborder.com.