Cowboy Breakfast volunteers fired up the griddles a day early to make a much smaller batch of breakfast tacos, including hundreds for wounded warriors.
Organizers came up with the idea to deliver breakfast to the Wounded Warriors Family Center a couple years ago because Cowboys Dancehall is so close to SAMMC.
"We're making the tacos this morning anyway, so we'll just make a batch to take down there and surprise them and give them a little treat, because most of them can't come over here," Roy Schultz, vice-chair of Cowboy Breakfast, said.
Since the wounded warriors are from all over the country, he said part of the fun is introducing them to the San Antonio tradition.
"They've never even heard of anything like the Cowboy Breakfast," Schultz said.
He said many of them have never had a breakfast taco, much less seen tens of thousands of people lined up early in the morning to get a free one.
Some of the wounded warriors will get to witness the event first-hand Friday.
"They'll bring them down, and we have a little VIP parking for them. They bring them and then they even go into the dancehall afterwards and do a little dancing. They have a good time, the ones that come," Schultz said.