Fish Tacos Trendy, Says Incredibly Precise Survey
|Fish! Coming soon to a taco near you?|
The article cites a study by a firm called Technomic, which found that he number of fish tacos on restaurant menus rose 22.5 percent in the first half of 2010, compared with the first half of 2009."
Dramatic! Until you look at the raw numbers, that is: "Fish tacos were mentioned on menus 109 times in the first half of 2010, compared with 89 times a year earlier." Then again, I don't know if I want to question a survey that is this precise:
Of those menu mentions, 40.2 percent promised grilled fish tacos, but fried fish tacos likely beat them out. Of all the menu mentions, 22.8 percent actually said the fish tacos were fried, 21.7 percent said they were "crisp," 6.5 percent mentioned the word "battered," and 5.4 percent used "breaded" as a descriptor.