Burrito Day is the first Thursday of April.
Who doesn’t love a burrito? A burrito is a great meal to eat on the go, or to bring home to eat if you don’t want to dirty any dishes. You can even buy frozen burritos at the grocery store to heat up at home.
Activities for today
- look for deals, special offers, contests — some deals may require you to sign up through an app;
- have a breakfast, lunch and dinner burrito at different places today;
- have friends over for a party, so up a burrito bar so they can make up their own (tip! do some of the prep a day or two in advance).
See also: Burritos
The first print reference to National Burrito Day that CooksInfo has found in archives of 35,000 newspapers, as of 2021, occurs in 2017. It places the day on the 6th of June:
“The El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship will be held June 6 in observance of National Burrito Day, local Mexican restaurant chain Taco Bus announced.” — Berri, Lara. Days left to beat El Jefe, burrito eating champs. St Petersburg, Florida: Tampa Bay Times. 30 March 2017. Page B2, col. 4.
In 2018, a print reference appears to the first Thursday in April:
“National Burrito Day happened Thursday, April 5….” — Clough, Bethany. Here’s where to get some free burritos, popcorn, massages, and more in April. Fresno, California: The Fresno Bee. 6 April 2018. Page A2, col. 1.
In 2019, a fast-food chain called “El Pollo Loco” in California offered free burritos for the day:
“A free burrito is available at fast-food chain El Pollo Loco on National Burrito Day, Thursday, April 4. You must first buy a burrito of equal or lesser value, and show or print a coupon from the restaurant’s website.” — Clough, Bethany. Restaurants offer free food this month. Fresno, California: The Fresno Bee. 4 April 2019. Page A8, col. 2.
Cost, Ben. National Burrito Day 2021: Here’s where to get free food to celebrate. New York: New York Post. 1 April 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/national-burrito-day-2021-where-to-get-free-food-to-celebrate/
Kay, Grace. From Taco Bell to Chipotle, here are all the deals for National Burrito Day. Business Insider Magazine. 1 April 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.businessinsider.com/taco-bell-chipotle-del-taco-national-burrito-day-promo-deals-2021-4
Kohl, Brianne. The Medium. 13 April 2020. Accessed April 2021 at https://medium.com/@BrianneKohl/national-burrito-day-a67a8b5b1625
Medeiros, Dan. Battle of the burritos: Pick your favorite for National Burrito Day. Fall River, Massachusetts: The Herald News. 1 April 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.heraldnews.com/story/lifestyle/food/2021/04/01/national-burrito-day-fall-river-new-bedford-taunton-mexican-fairhaven-swansea-dartmouth/4829561001/
Tyko, Kelly. Taco Bell, Chipotle and Del Taco among restaurants with Burrito Day deals, free food Thursday. USA Today. 1 April 2021.
Valdespino. Anne. National Burrito Day is April 1 — no fooling — so check out these delicious deals. Anaheim, California: The Orange County Register. 30 March 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/30/national-burrito-day-is-april-1-no-fooling-so-check-out-these-delicious-deals/
Walansky, Aly. The spiciest deals and freebies rolling out for National Burrito Day. The Today Show. 31 March 2021. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.today.com/food/spicy-deals-freebies-national-burrito-day-2021-today-t213387