Forget the government shutdown for second, it's National Taco Day!
For a nation caught in a divisive debate over its immigration policies, the United States is eager to embrace cultures outside its heavily guarded borders.
The taco also has its own American food chain. This year, Taco Bell introduced its latest taco mutation, the waffle taco. That's a waffle folded in half with egg and bacon, substitute salsa for syrup.
It comes as no surprise that when the fast-food chain decided to open in Mexico, it failed. Twice.