America loves tacos. How much do we love tacos? Here are a few stats to express our love for this wonderful Mexican treat:
- Americans eat 4.5 billion tacos yearly.
- There are over 7,000 Taco Bell restaurants in the USA.
- As of September 2019, there were over 2.5 Million Instagram posts tagged #taco and 3.2 Million tagged #tacotuesday.
- October 4th has been designated as #NationalTacoDay.
Our love for tacos is a great marketing opportunity not just for Mexican restaurants, but for almost any business that is creative enough for it.
Today, we’re going to give you some examples of how to use taco hashtags on your Instagram posts to draw views from a targeted audience and a few examples of how smart brands have used these National Taco Day Hashtags for their Instagram posts.
Before you read ahead, make sure to copy and save the hashtags below so that you can heat up engagement for your brand or business during National Taco Day.
National Taco Day Hashtags for Instagram
#taco #tacos #tacos? #TacoTuesday #TacoTuesday? #MexicanFood #NationalTacoDay #eater #eeeeeats #foodporn #FoodBeast #instafood #foodie #foodinstagram #BuzzFeedFood #tortillas #guacamole #cilantro #friendseAT #streetfood #yummm #realfood #huffposttaste #truecooks #instafood #getinmybelly
Tips to get the most out of your National Taco Day Hashtags for Instagram
Use Geo-Targeted Hashtags
If you are a local business (like a Mexican restaurant), use hashtags for your location #city #neighborhood so that when people are looking to see what is going on in the area, you have a chance to come up in their feed, make them hungry, and come eat at your place. As you can see in the example above, Not Not Tacos, located in San Diego, uses both #NationalTacoDay AND location hashtags such as #SanDiego #LittleItalySD #California #VisitSanDiego and more. This post got over 900 likes. Pretty good Instagram strategy, isn’t it?
Use Foodie Hashtags
If you are looking for a wider reach, use more generic, but related hashtags such as foodie hashtags. This is an easy way to increase your reach from an audience that is interested in what you have to show (tacos), but not in any one particular area. San Leandro eats chose to include wider reaching foodie hashtags (#omnomnom #foodielife) along with geo-targeted tags.
Use Related Brand Hashtags
If you are a restaurant and you are offering a special, say a bucket of coronas with your order of x amount of tacos, go ahead and use #corona. You want people who are interested in the brand to have a chance to find you. This is what Instagram is all about.
Whether you’re a taco lover or taco hater, National Taco Day is a great excuse to eat tacos on October 4th (or any day, really). And while we don’t need an excuse to celebrate this delicious meal, you do need a way to organize and share your love of tacos with potential customers. That’s where the hashtags come into play. The best National Taco Day hashtags will spread your celebration of tacos across platforms and to your local community, a community that is more likely to convert.
Now that you have your National Taco Day Hashtags, you need to start thinking strategy. You can’t expect to post only during the holiday and for that to have an effect on your business.
With Instagram, it’s a consistent schedule, engagement, and love that will get you where you need to be.