The website LA Taco — and who else would do this, really — has plumbed the depths of Google Trends for the stats on how many people search for the word tacos. (And related terms.) The analysis found something interesting. It used to be that Google users searched more often for burgers than for tacos. That's not really true in 2013, LA Taco found. At least not all the time.
The site also found that carne asada is searched more often than carnitas, but the gap has closed considerably. Asada still has a big lead in Los Angeles, though. And also this: the term taco truck has been almost completely supplanted by the term favored by foodies, publicists and other boosters of pop culture trends: food truck.
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