Carlos O’ Kelly’s celebrates 30 with specials

Carlos O’ Kelly’s sure is excited about turning 30. I hate to disappoint you, Carlos, but I’ve done it, and it’s no big whoop. (Ha. Just kidding.)

The Mexican restaurant chain, whose headquarters are in Wichita, opened its first restaurant on Dec. 16, 1981, in Marion, Iowa.

Now, 30 years later, the chain has 41 restaurants, including four in Wichita.

To celebrate the big birthday on Friday, the restaurant is offering several specials.

One is a 7-pound “El Guapo” burrito availableĀ on Friday for $19.81. The burrito is big enough to feed many, but if two people can eat it in 30 minutes, they can have it for free. And they’ll get a T-shirt to mark the occasion.

Also, from Friday through Sunday, all Carlos O’Kelly’s will offer half-price house rocks margaritas.

Diners also can pay $19.81 and get one appetizer and two entrees from a special 1980s-decorated menu, recently introduced in honor of the big 3-0.

Wichita’s Carlos O’ Kelly’s are at 7703 E. Douglas, 527 S. Ridge Road Circle, 3025 N. Rock Road and 4872 S. Broadway.