Austin airport travelers ate 693,375 breakfast tacos in 2015

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport broke its passenger record last year. The airport said Monday that almost 12 million passengers walked through its gates, up 11 percent from the same period in 2014. But enough of the actual news. Let’s figure out how many tacos those sky-bound souls ate.

Nuevo Leon Mexican restaurant and Hills Cafe offer a homegrown Austin flavor to travelers in the Austin airport and can be found in the East Food Court.  With SXSW in full swing the Austin Bergstrom International Airport is a hotspot for world travelers and the food selections in the concourse offer a taste of Austin flavor. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

(RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

According to the city of Austin, passengers at one of the fastest growing airports in the country consumed, purchased or otherwise enjoyed:

  • 65.5 tons of brisket, up 3.5 tons/7,000 lbs. or 5.5 percent over 2014
  • 693,375 breakfast tacos, up 71,065 tacos or 11.5 percent from 2014
  • 1,190 live music performances (23 per week)
  • 51,278 “Keep Austin Weird” T-shirts, up 15,082 or 41.5 percent from 2014

This year, the airport also broke its record for models named Blac Chyna being arrested on its premises, up 100 percent over 2015.

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