Santiago’s and Illegal Pete’s to roll out food deals in Denver for Breakfast Burrito Day

At least two burrito businesses in Denver are expected to dish out food deals Saturday for the city’s Breakfast Burrito Day.

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant has grown to 28 locations in Colorado. (Courtesy of Santiago's Mexican Restaurant)
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant has grown to 28 locations in Colorado. (Courtesy of Santiago's Mexican Restaurant)
Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant has grown to 28 locations in Colorado. (Courtesy of Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant)

At least two burrito businesses in Denver are expected to dish out food deals Saturday for the city’s Breakfast Burrito Day.

Santiago’s is expected to roll back its prices for breakfast burritos to match the amount the Mexican restaurant charged when it first opened its doors in 1990. Customers are limited to five breakfast burritos per order at the throwback price of $1.25 each. (It’s about a $1 discount.)

During the last two and a half decades, Santiago’s has grown to 28 locations, including six in Denver. All stores will be participating in the deal, according to a news release from the Colorado-based chain.

Illegal Pete’s has five locations in the Mile High City and will be offering free breakfast burritos at each site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Customers can choose between meat and vegetarian options for their complimentary burrito for the sake of speed, according to a news release from the Denver-based chain.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock partnered with Santiago’s and declared Oct. 14 “Breakfast Burrito Day” last month.

“Burritos are an important part of Denver’s food culture, and the community has celebrated and awarded our breakfast burritos for years and years,” said Rachel Wells, second-generation owner of Santiago’s.

“We thought (it) was time to officially celebrate and recognize breakfast burritos with a designated day that commemorates the ingredients, flavor, culture, authenticity and especially the people who come together to enjoy them,” Wells said in a statement.

***We’ll update this post as other restaurants announce their participation in Breakfast Burrito Day.

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