National Fajita Day: Fun and tasty facts that will have you skipping Taco Tuesday

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Ready to celebrate National Fajita Day on August 18?

Move over Taco Tuesday, National Fajita Day is taking over the weekly menu. On August 18, people have an excuse to celebrate fajitas. Whether it is steak, chicken or shrimp, this humble dish is ready to be served. How will you enjoy it?

Like many food holidays, it is a reason to enjoy a favorite food or meal. While it might seem like every day has a food associated with it, it can keep the food boredom away. If you are looking for an excuse to have fajitas for lunch or dinner, this food holiday is that reason.

Since Mexican food is often a great choice to eat out, Chili’s is a great place to enjoy a meal of fajitas. Instead of those baby back ribs, the restaurant is enticing guests with a great deal for the food holiday.

On August 18, Chili’s is offering pick 2 $10.99 mix and match fajitas. Whether you prefer steak, chicken, carnitas or even shrimp, the option is yours.

This Chili’s fajitas offer is available exclusively through DoorDash. Now, you don’t even have to leave the couch to enjoy those mouth watering fajitas.

Plus, don’t forget to pair those fajitas with the $5marg of the month. The Grand Sunset is the perfect pairing for those tasty fajitas.

While Chili’s has mouth water fajitas on the menu, one popular restaurant brand was not so successful with their fajitas menu item. Did you know that McDonald’s tried chicken fajitas in 1991. That menu item disappeared more quickly than a serving of hot French fries.

Even though fajitas might not be fast food, the dish is considered a humble dish. Often made from skirt steak, this cut of meat is not considered the most expensive. This dish became more common with the working class.

While the term fajitas is common on many American menus, the same term will not be found on a Mexican menu. On a Mexican menu, a grilled skirt steak is usually referred to as arracheras.

Lastly, the term fajita literally translated means little belt (faja is belt). While no one really ever uses that term in that way, it could make you think. If you eat too many fajitas on National Fajita Day, you will need a much bigger belt.

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How will you celebrate National Fajita Day? What is your favorite food holiday?