Taco ‘Bout a Party!
The idea to serve Mexican dishes at the college graduation party that landed on Saturday, the fifth of May was a simple one. The decision to cater those Mexican dishes from one of your favorite restaurants was genius. With the completion of selecting the menu items, your work was done. You could spend the day enjoying your daughter’s accomplishment, her guests, and your friends and family. You have two neighbors who have volunteered to make sure that all of the food items are refilled and your husband has promised to take out the garbage whenever the trash cans are full.
You have worked for weeks planning the decorations and making all of the other plans, so this is a day to sit back and enjoy both the food and the celebration!
Graduation Party Season Has Arrived
It should come as no surprise that many popular Mexican restaurants offer catering services. From taco bars where your guests pick their own toppings to authentic Mexican food that is popular across the country, Mexican dishes are a great way to celebrate a high school or college graduation.
One indicator that Mexican food is continuing to grow in popularity is that salsa has become the number one condiment nationwide, surpassing ketchup and mayo. In addition, tortillas have been outselling hot dog buns since 2010. With as many as 67,391 restaurants in the U.S. that serve a burrito, it should come as no surprise that there are many places that might be available for catering.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the latest trends in Mexican cuisine and the impact that is has on the nation’s economy:
- There were 38,000 Mexican restaurants dispersed all across the American landscape as of 2011.
- 10% restaurants in the U.S. sell Mexican food, making it the most popular style of international cuisine in the country.
- 71% of American households use Mexican ingredients and food.
- 75% of consumers are looking for new flavors in ethnic cuisines, and 66% want bolder flavors and unfamiliar foods.
- With a 42% share of ethnic food sales, Mexican food continues to be the most popular ethnic food segment in the U.S.
- Prepared as far back as 2000 years ago, most people believe that Mexican cuisine was derived from what the Mayan Indians.
If you are looking for a great way to make sure that your graduation party is a success, you should consider an affordable and easy to serve Mexican meal.