As the spicy snack becomes a “hot cake” and tops the revenue charts in theatres’ concessions, Liberto earns the title “Father of Nachos” and wins recognition from the National Association of Concessionaires for creating the “fourth greatest concession item.”
#1: Popcorn – 1885 – Henry Cretors – Chicago
#2: Hot dogs – 1901 – Harry M. Stevens – New York
#3: Pressurized cold drinks – 1950 – Pepsi Cola
#4: Nachos – 1976 – Frank G. Liberto – Ricos – San Antonio