So what became of the maître d’ who invented this fascinating snack? Once again, according to Wikipedia: Anaya went on to work at the Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras, which still uses the original recipe. He also opened his own restaurant, “Nacho’s Restaurant,” in Piedras Negras. Anaya died in 1975. In his honor, a bronze plaque was erected in Piedras Negras and October 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Anaya’s son Ignacio Anaya Jr. serves as a judge at the annual nacho competition.