Why Large To-Go Is The Way To Go

Google has been showing off it’s trendy campuses and fun little extra curricular activities that it hosts for its employees for quite some time now. What’s interesting is that more employers are looking to cater to experiences like that  because they believe the Millennial generation that is currently dominating the workforce is attracted to those things. Employers have started looking inward trying to find ways to seem like the cool hipster company that everyone wants to work for in their area. If you’re one of these employers, you don’t need to struggle to figure out what the your youthful employees want, we’ll help. The Millennials want mexican food. Better yet, they want Tex Mex street tacos provided by their super cool employer. Our hypothesis is back by facts that we can totally present to you.

Companies Everywhere Are Catering to Millennials

It started with Google, but the fad has continued with other companies as well. While some go as far as installing cafe’s into their offices, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated, others are hiring food trucks to come by. Yahoo, has reportedly started spending around $150 million per year on feeding their employees. While some attempt to criticize these efforts by stating that companies are merely pampering their millennial employees with the comforts of home at work, that’s not really the point. It’s not about pampering an entire generation of workers, it’s about understanding that they’re all idealistic and want a workplace that is as cool as Google itself. If that means ordering large to-go orders of delicious tacos that you can all share, it’s hardly a high demand.

Where The Trend Started

In the 1980s and 1990s, banks and law firms started feeding their young, college-educated and sometimes overworked employees. The notion was really simple: if you stay working past a certain hour, we’ll feed you dinner on the company’s dime. This gave the employer an expense that they could write off on their taxes and the employee a sense of loyalty and a bite to eat. If you look at it from a financial point of view, the company may have paid—at most, $20 for that meal, but they were probably billing that employee’s hourly out at around $200 to their clients. The “cool-factor” the company built, however, was worth much more than the hourly expenses they would receive for the extra work. They were investing in good feelings toward the company, which made their employees want to work for them longer.

Large To-Go Orders

Throughout this entire corridor of the South Western and Western United States, people are obsessed with Tex-Mex. Street tacos have gained unmistakable popularity from food trucks, an Austin tradition, and suddenly it’s the cool food to be indulging in. In the 80s it was Chinese, the 90s saw an uprising of Indian food, but today Tex-Mex reigns supreme. It’s simplistic and healthy, featuring strong individual ingredients that come together to make something truly delicious. When you’re treating your employees to a large to-go spread from Maudie’s Tex Mex, you’re also treating yourself to the complex and carefully crafted flavors available on the menu. Be the deliciously cool employer you were born to be, and tap into a level of productivity you’ve never seen because your employees are lost in a haze of taco fueled elation.

It’s Not Just For Employees

Large to-go orders aren’t just for your employees. They work for birthday parties, graduations, and all other events. If you’re looking forward to a night in after a long day, you don’t have to deny yourself the pleasures of Maudie’s ultra-satisfying entrees. Order a large to-go and enjoy Maudie’s delicious food anywhere. With family and friends at a party or just a game night,everything is better when Tex Mex is involved. Contact us to request your large to go order for your destination and stop on by to pick up the food you’ve been asking for since the last time you visited us.

Lean Green Tex-Mex Green

Dieting and eating healthy takes all of the fun of going out to eat. You’re pumped to have some hot fluffy carbs and instead, you get a crouton at most. At Maudie’s Tex-Mex, we’re trying to put the enjoyment back into eating responsibly while out and about on the town. Don’t despair and worry that you’re consuming 3000 calories worth of tacos with a couple of tortillas, some meat, and tomato—although let’s be real, our tacos are so much more than that. With our new lean green Tex-Mex, you’ll still be able to enjoy everything that you absolutely love about the unique, Austin Tex-Mex experience here at Maudie’s.

Stay Lean

Salads are much like Tex-Mex in that they consist of a few, high-quality ingredients that come together to make a nutrient right meal. Within a salad, your greens by themselves have iron, calcium and various B vitamins. Salads are generally chock-full of antioxidants and are filling enough to be called a meal rather than a snack. Probably the only way you could make such a nutritious bath any better is by turning it into a naked salad burrito. Maudie’s Tex Mex has done just that. In our Powerbowl Original, you’ll find a layered salad full of rice, black beans, lettuce, Jack cheese, pico de gallo, pulled chicken and creamy avocado slices to tie it all together.

Your Fiber

If you manage to eat install a healthy habit of including enough fiber in your diet early in life, you’re going to reduce the risk of heart disease later in life. The fastest way to hack dietary fiber is through those delicious veggies in your salad. They act as insoluble fibers which are great for keeping your digestive tract healthy and happy. If you’re looking for soluble fiber to lower your cholesterol and keep your blood sugar on the right track, look to our salads that feature beans.

Your Antioxidants

Vitamin C and vitamin A are prominently featured in most salads and they each create a form of antioxidants called carotenoids. Tomatoes, leafy greens and sweet red peppers are an awesome source for all of these vitamins that will help you from falling prey to the office bug and the cold passing around your child’s school. While leafy greens are featured in all of our Tex-Mex salads, you can find tomatoes in pico de gallo that is tossed into the mix of our taco salad, spinach and bacon salad, maida’s salad, and fajitas and greens option. All of these salads provide the perfect balance of Tex-Mex flavor and the health conscious aspect that they need to be nutritious.

Your Proteins

Your body won’t store all the protein you’re feeding it, so it’s crucial that you feed it a healthy amount of protein on the regular. With cheese and delicious meats like fajitas, mahi-mahi, and chicken you can easily access all the protein your body is needing from one of our delicious salads. Feel free to choose the kind of meat you’re feeling, as we offer a wide variety of options, like carnitas, gulf shrimp, mahi-mahi and much more for you to enjoy on top of your salad.

Keep going down the notches on that belt while having fun with food. Just because you’re trying to eat healthier does not mean you have to torture yourself. Food is important to Austin and Maudie’s culture, enjoy everything this amazing city has to offer by tapping into our supply of original Tex-Mex recipes. Come to a Maudie’s near you to access the satisfying, yet healthy options we offer for the health conscious in your party.

Want the perfect Mexican restaurant experience in Austin? Make sure they use these 4 ingredients.

It’s a unique feeling stepping into a Mexican restaurant in Austin. You have the long tradition of food and culture of the Rio Grande Valley and Texas ranchers alongside the weirdness of the city. Music plays a huge influence on the vibe, too. What can one expect? A mashup of the latest and greatest hits and new, evolved dishes? Not quite. Maudie’s prides itself on keeping the tradition of Mexican-Texan cuisine alive. Using the four main ingredients of tex mex as a base, all their dishes play off one another to create a filling and delicious meals from appetizers all the way to desserts. Know what goes great with all this food? Margaritas! Want to learn more about the essential ingredients of any tex mex restaurant worth its salt? Maudie’s shares the industry secrets in the following post.

The Four Main Ingredients

Most believe tex mex to be a complicated concoction of mixed cultures culminating as a smorgasbord of flavors and scents. Frankly, the entire menu is based off four main high-quality ingredients. Don’t believe it? Here they are in all their glory:

The Tortilla: Typically a wheat based product. It’s thick, soft, and chewy by most accounts, and it can be filled with toppings, cheeses, sauces, and meats for a delectable taste bud experience.

The Cheese: It’s on almost every burrito, enchilada, or taco. Cheese is a crucial piece to most tex mex dishes since it adds yet another texture to the meats and toppings.

Sauces: If you want flavor, sauces are the way to go. The myriad of flavors offered by mixing, matching, or isolating certain sauces with specific dishes delivers a variety of taste bud adventures.

Meats: The cornerstone of any great tex mex restaurant. Meats offer weight and volume to most dishes. The grilled nature of most meats at Maudie’s hold in their juicy flavors and tenderness whilst still adding to the overall subtle hints with sauces and cheeses.

Whether you pack a tortilla with the fajita meat of your choosing or stick with an enchilada covered in chile sauce, you’ll find a flavor and taste just for you at Maudie’s.

Don’t forget the Margaritas!

It’s a family tradition at Maudie’s to order a classic margarita with dinner. If you’re dining with friends, family, or colleagues, the relaxed, comfortable environment encourages connecting with one another beyond a phone call or office meeting.

Silver or Gold?

Choose your experience with non-aged silver tequila to go with your lime juice and salt in a frozen concoction, or gold aged tequila to enjoy a smoother on the rocks taste.

Sugar or salt?

Choosing sugar or salt for the rim of your glass depends on your margarita flavor and taste bud preference. Typically, salt is used on the rim, but if you go for a blackberry mint margarita, you may want to consider sugar.

Happy Hour!

Don’t forget to join us at Maudie’s for happy hour. It’s a great time to enjoy a fancy margarita, signature margarita, or a dollar off all beers.

Bring your family or friends. Order your favorite dish. Enjoy a delicious drink.

Want the perfect tex mex restaurant dish in Austin? Need a delicious margarita to finish off your day? Maudie’s has been serving the greater Austin area for over 25 years. Find one of the seven locations near you!