WHAT IS NACHO & TACO WEEK 2017-04-20T09:54:08+00:00

Will #217NachoTacoWeek become the best food week of the year in central Illinois?

Will #217NachoTacoWeek become the best food week of the year in central Illinois?

Maybe – it’s all up to you! For seven glorious days, participating restaurants in the 217 will tienta tus papilas gustativas (tantalize your tastebuds) and pay homage to Mexican cuisine and culture by celebrating the awesomeness that is the nacho and taco. What better reason to spend the entire week eating with your hands?!? Our $5 price point makes this easy on the wallet, and the offer is good for dine-in experiences only at both lunch and dinner.

Will #217NachoTacoWeek surpass the social media storm of #217BurgerWeek? Can you try them all? Only time will tell, so get your friends together and start making plans now. A designated driver may be required, as we all know that a cold margarita or Mexican beer is a great way to wash down a spicy meal.  And while you’re stuffing your face with the best Mexican creations in town, don’t forget your #217NachoTacoWeek passport  to plan and document your food journey  and for a chance to win one of our great prizes!

THE 7 COMMANDMENTS OF 217 NACHO TACO WEEK

THE 7 COMMANDMENTS OF 217 NACHO TACO WEEK

1. THEY MAY RUN OUT (THEY WILL MAKE MORE TOMORROW)

Our restaurants will be busy. We saw this during #217NachoTacoWeek. So, if a place runs out toward the end of a shift, take it like a pro: go back the next day, try an earlier time, order your food and thank them for working their tails off to do this for you. Por favor sea agradable a nuestros restaurants y su personal.

Please be nice to our restaurants and their staff.

2. THERE WILL BE WAITS

Don’t be surprised if restaurants have waits. In fact, be surprised if they don’t.

3. YOU WILL TIP AND GIVE THANKS

$5 brings out the cheap in all of us, but really, you’re getting a great deal (many restaurants go way overboard with ingredients, trying to outdo each other), so please tip at least 20%. We expect the people who are serving you are working harder during #217NachoTacoWeek than at any other point in the year. A kind word will also be welcome—these people are our friends and neighbors.

4. YOU REALLY SHOULD BUY A DRINK OR OTHER FOOD

While extra purchases are not a requirement, we think it says something good about you if you show a little love to a restaurant going above and beyond to bring you an awesome meal. Pick up some chips and salsa, guacamole, order a cold beer or margarita… you get the point. Take a friend, or two or three! These restaurants will still offer their regular menu items. You’ll enjoy yourself more with friends, anyway. #217NachoTacoWeek is dine-in only. There will be no $5 carry out orders.

5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

Restaurants are encouraged to use social media during this promotion. Check their sites for any last-minutes updates or changes. For links to the restaurants, CLICK HERE, and you’ll find all theinfor and links you’ll need. Also, check Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for #217NachoTacoWeek.

6. SOCIAL SHARING IS CARING

We’re celebrating with more great giveaways! #217NachoTacoWeek is a social affair so we’ll reward notable social sharers with restaurant gift cards. Tag us socially for a chance to win!
Twitter: @217FoodWeek
Instagram: 217FOODWEEK
Facebook: 217 Food Week

7. TRAVEL WITH #217NachoTacoWeek PASSPORT & WIN!

#217NachoTacoWeek is a culinary tour! Pick up a #217NachoTacoWeek Passport at any participating restaurant. Download one HERE. Passport includes restaurants, food names, descriptions and more. Collect three or more unique #217NachoTacoWeek  stamps at participating restaurants then submit your #217NachoTacoWeek  Passport for a chance to win.  Submit passport to any participating restaurant or Illinois Times by Monday, May 8, 2017.

A HUGE AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

A HUGE AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Illinois Times
MJ Kellner Foodservice
Visit Springfield Illinois