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National Burrito Day: How to get a deal, make your own, or watch the burrito-eating championship in Tampa

It's National Burrito Day, so we're told.  iStockphoto.com
It's National Burrito Day, so we're told. iStockphoto.com
Published Apr. 5, 2017

Today is National Burrito Day, according to the various online calendars that keep track of such things.

Here are some options for you to celebrate a day of tortilla-wrapped joy.

TODAY'S BURRITO DEALS

Jake's Cantina, 435 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach: All burritos are buy one, get one free.

California Tacos To Go, find locations in Tampa and St. Petersburg at californiatacostogo.com: Burrito, chips and a drink for $6.99. They'll also be introducing a new buffalo chicken burrito to celebrate.

Tijuana Flats, find locations throughout Tampa Bay at tijuanaflats.com/locations: Stuffed burrito with chips and a drink for $5.99.

Taco Rey, find locations in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City and Dover at taco-rey.com/locations: Their signature Burrito Del Rey is discounted to $8.50. Regular and vegetarian burritos drop to $6.49.

25 BURRITO FILLINGS TO TRY AT HOME

Looking for something to put in those tortillas that have been lingering in your refrigerator for a while now? Tonight is the night.

Revisit this list of 25 simple ideas for burrito fillings, from vegetarian to meat-lovers.

WATCH THE TAMPA BURRITO EATING CHAMPIONSHIP

The original Taco Bus location on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa is hosting its first-ever El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship today at 6 p.m. The winner gets a cash prize, as well as a WWE-style championship belt. You can watch in person, or return to this page for a Facebook Lacebive stream of the event when it starts.

You canget more details and see a picture of the championship belt here

BEHOLD THESE UNVERIFIED BURRITO FACTS

According to a news release distributed by Moe's Southwest Grill, a recent survey showed that 73 percent of millennials eat an average of two to three burritos per week.

Also, according to Moe's news release, 60 percent of Gen X-ers "say a burrito has literally saved their life."

A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR BURRITO BROS.

The quality may have been debatable, but Gainesville's recently-closed Burrito Bros. Taco Co. was certainly beloved by those who knew the institution well (a.k.a. anyone who went to the University of Florida). Pour a little bit of refried beans out on the concrete in memory today, and maybe read this story about a couple of alumni making one final trek from St. Pete to their beloved burrito restaurant.

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