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October 25, 2021

Taco Economy

By: Mando Rayo

Tacos aren’t just delicious — they’re also big bucks! In this episode, we break down the numbers behind America’s favorite food. We’ll crunch the numbers to answer such burning questions as how much money does your average Texan spend on Tacos per year? How much does it cost to run a taco truck? And exactly how much of the state’s economy relies on Mexican food? Guests include the owner of Dallas-based Trompo! Taqueria owner Luis Olvera, Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Vice President Kelsey Erickson Streufert, and Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center Mark Hugo Lopez.


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