A chance to win free tacos for a year is probably enough to draw a crowd in the Fresno area. Throw in a visit from the 4-foot-tall star of the “Jackass” movies and you’ve got a party.
That’s exactly what the people at Chronic Tacos Mexican Grill are hoping for with the grand opening of their Clovis restaurant from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The restaurant is at 785 W. Herndon Ave. at Willow Avenue.
The event includes a visit from Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, a professional skateboarder, stunt performer and television personality. He was in the “Jackass” TV show and movies, participating in stunts like sitting on a surprise electric-shock stool and playing a matador who gets knocked over by an angry young bull.
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Acuña owns a Chronic Tacos franchise in Long Beach.
The first 10 people who line up will get one free taco meal each month for a year. The first 50 in line get a free taco and the first 100 get a coupon for a free taco.
Customers can enter contest to a win a taco a week for a year and free catering for up to 10 people.
The event includes food samples and giveaways of hats, sunglasses, skateboards and T-shirts.
Reggae band Tent City Christ will perform.
The Fresno Chronic Tacos at the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center near Highway 99 and Herndon Avenue had planned a grand opening for Saturday during the day, but the event is now up in the air pending the restaurant’s opening. If the restaurant is not open by Saturday, it will open sometime next week, according to a Chronic Tacos representative.
Chronic Tacos is a Southern California-based, order-at-the-counter chain that serves traditional Mexican favorites, but also creative options like a taco stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese and deep fried.