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Where to get free tacos on National Taco Day, Oct. 4

Americans love tacos. We ate 4.5 billion of them last year — that’s 490,000 miles of tacos! But like so many foods, the origins of the taco are unknown. Some historians theorize they date to the 18th century silver mines in Mexico, because the word “taco” referred to the charges the miners would use to excavate ore. These pieces of paper were wrapped around gunpowder and inserted into holes cared into the rock — Not totally unlike a delicious flour tortilla wrapped around perfectly seasoned beef, cheese and tomatoes and inserted into your mouth. Whatever it’s origins, here are places you can celebrate National Taco Day, Oct. 4 on the cheap: Baja Fresh: JoinClub Baja and get a free taco. Chuy’s Tex-Mex: The Austin, Texas-based chain will give away a crispy beef taco with any order for $1. Chuy’s is also offering $1 Mexican beers. Del Taco: Raving Fan club members get two free…

Get free food on your birthday from these 85 restaurants

September is the most common month for births in the U.S., with the 9th, 19th, 12th, 17th, and 10th being the top five most popular birth dates. September birthday folks will soon get to wake up to well wishes from friends and family on Facebook, phone calls, cards and, if they’re lucky, maybe some gifts or flowers, too. But restaurants know what people really wish for when those candles blow out — free food. Wishes can come true. Here is a list of the best birthday freebies from across the country available to birthday diners this month and any month. Just be sure to call ahead to make sure your local spot honors the deal. A&W All American Food Want a free root beer float on your birthday? Sign up for the A&W Mug Club, and it’s all yours. Applebee’s Dessert is on the house. Just sign up for the Eclub. Arby’s The fast-food chain…