PORTSMOUTH, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Margaritas Mexican Restaurant wrapped up its month long National Taco Day celebration by donating over $6,600 to End 68 Hours of Hunger. The legendary Taco Gigante made its return from Sept. 29 – Oct. 27, and $1 from each $11.99 taco purchased went toward the End 68 Hours of Hunger donation. Additionally, five percent of the lounge sales from the Full Moon Margarita Madness Parties on Oct. 27 went toward the charity.
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a nonprofit organization aimed at finding a solution to the approximately 68 hours of hunger some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning. 100 percent of the funds donated goes to the purchase of food for these children.
“Making a difference in our community through charitable donations is one way we enjoy giving back,” said Margaritas president, Hugo Marin. “End 68 Hours of Hunger is a cause we are passionate about, and we want to help end the hunger some children experience over the weekend.”
The two-pound Taco Gigante is hand-crafted, made-to-order and presented in a 12-inch tortilla shell. It comes stuffed with lettuce, refried beans, Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, taco beef, pork carnitas, bacon, salsa fresca, cheese and queso sauce. It’s then topped with crema, pickled jalapenos, picante and hacienda sauce. Anyone who was able to finish the goliath received Free Tacos for a Year. Regardless of completion, $1 from every Taco Gigante purchased was donated to End 68 Hours of Hunger.
For more information on Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, please visit www.margs.com.
About Margaritas Mexican Restaurants
Founded in 1986 by John Pelletier, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Group has 25 locations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. From colorful authentic décor to a commitment to community relations through charitable events, student field trips and visiting artist demonstrations, Margaritas provides an atmosphere rich with the culture and flavors of Mexico. Margaritas’ co-founders John and Dave Pelletier were recently named 2013 Restaurateurs of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association. The company was also crowned the Best Regional Chain by New Hampshire Magazine and was named to the publication’s Hall of Fame for its inclusion in “Best of New Hampshire” for 10 consecutive years. For more information about Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and available franchises, visit margs.com.