In a true battle of delicious Mexican food, which is the king of Illinois... tacos or burritos?

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In honor of Cinco De Mayo, Here's A Very Important Question

First of all, Happy Cinco De Mayo. I really enjoy this secondary holiday. I might even consider it the Christmas of tasty munchies. It just gives me another excuse to have a couple of my all-time favorite foods... burritos and tacos. In fact, I don't need a reason. I'll eat them anytime.

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Researching Tacos And Burritos

In my quest to find out which is more popular in Illinois... tacos or burritos, I thought I would hit the great Google machine to do some research.

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#1 What's The Difference Between Burritos And Tacos

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According to differencebetween.net,

The most basic difference between these two Mexican food items is that burritos as a rule are much larger than tacos with single burritos comprising a whole meal.

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#2 What's Better Tacos Or Burritos?

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According to thetylt.com,

Burritos beat out tacos because they're way more versatile.

 

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What's More Popular In Illinois... Tacos or Burritos?

Now that we know the difference between burritos and tacos, plus, which is better. It is time for the "big" moment. In Illinois, what's more popular... tacos or burritos?

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I was very surprised that it was very difficult to find out the exact answer. It's like no one has ever done that research. Isn't this an important enough subject? I believe it is.

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The best I found was from the Forbes website. Their study included Chicago and not Illinois. I figured that's close enough, since how the Windy City goes, so does the state.

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According to forbes.com, 

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So basically, what this chart is saying... out of all the Mexican restaurants in Chicago, the ratio of tacos to burritos on their menus is 53% to 47% in favor of tacos. These places feature more tacos for customers than burritos.

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On the business side of restaurant menu items, owners will normally choose dishes that are profitable and popular.

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According to webstaurantstore.com,

The menu matrix tracks an item's popularity and profitability.

 

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In this case, it is safe to say that tacos are more profitable than burritos because they are smaller and simpler with less overhead. They are also a very popular food item. That gives them the advantage in this discussion.

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And The Winner Is...

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But in reality, everyone is a winner because they both are so delicious.

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