Tamales Tradition Boosts Spirits, Business This Holiday Season – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Tamales are a beloved tradition during the holidays for thousands of families across North Texas.

Local bakeries worked to keep up with a hungry rush of customers on Christmas Eve.

“It’s the crazy season for the tamales,” said Edith Fuerte, a manager at Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory in Arlington.

The family bakery has operated for 50 years in Texas, 30 of those years spent in Arlington.

“These are really favorite tamales for people because they drive really far just to get the tamales from here,” said Fuerte.

Despite COVID-19 casting a shadow on yet another Christmas, they’re working overtime to bring some normalcy to the holidays.

“I think it’s a tradition because people do it year-by-year,” said Fuerte.

They’ve sold about 15,000 dozen packs of tamales to hungry customers this season. A good chunk of those sales were from Friday alone, as families rushed to get their tamales, hot sauce, and sweet bread ready for…

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