The Full Story:
- Mexico’s actual Independence Day is September 16th.
- The largest Cinco de Mayo festival in the United States is held in Los Angeles. Nearly 600,000 come out to celebrate.
- There are 33.6-million U.S. residents of Mexican heritage.
- The colors of Mexico’s flag are green, white and red: green for hope and independence, white for purity and religion and red for Spain and union.
- Popular foods to eat in the US on Cinco de Mayo are guacamole, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
- According to the California Avocado Commission, about 81-million avocados are consumed on Cinco de Mayo in America thanks to those guacamole lovers.
- The margarita was invented many years after annual celebrations of Cinco de Mayo began.
- For those burrito and soft taco fanatics, no need to worry about tortillas running low. There are over 360 tortilla manufacturers in the United States.
- Beer sales generate about $658-million of revenue during the week of Cinco de Mayo, making that the seventh highest for a weeklong holiday.
The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about sandwiches!
The Full Story:
- Americans eat over 300-million sandwiches every day.
- The most popular sandwich in America is the classic ham sandwich followed by the BLT.
- An average American will consume 1,500 PB&J sandwiches by the time they graduate high school.
- The world’s largest sandwich weights about 5,400-pounds.
- In 2004, the most expensive sandwich was sold. It seemed to have n image of the Virgin Mary on it and it was sold for $28,000.
- The hero sandwich has been called many names, including hoagie, grinder, and hero – it primarily depends where you live. In World War II, a deli received an order of 500 sandwiches from a nearby US Naval submarine base. From that day ford many deli employees will refer to the sandwich as a “sub.”