Baja Fresh(R) Mexican Grill Opens New Restaurant in Tigard, Oregon

To Celebrate the Grand Opening the New Location is Donating 10 Percent of their First Week's Sales to The American Cancer Society

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baja Fresh® Mexican Grill, the quick-casual fresh Mexican chain and Restaurants & Institutions Platinum award-winning Mexican Chain in America, today announced the grand opening of its 15th Oregon location with a new restaurant at 11685 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, Oregon. The new location will offer flavorful and fresh Mexican food, for eat-in or take-out, in a clean upbeat environment. As part of the celebration the new Tigard Oregon Baja Fresh will be donating 10 percent of the first week sales total to The American Cancer Society. Any purchase made throughout the grand opening week, December 9 – December 15, 2007, at the SW Pacific Highway location, will add to the restaurant's charitable gift.

The new Baja Fresh is located on the corner of Highway 99 and SW 78th, just one intersection off the 217 Freeway and across from Costco and the Tigard theaters. It is owned and operated by Oregon's 2002 Restaurateur of the Year and Baja Fresh franchisee, Ed Casey and his partners. The 2200 square foot restaurant was converted from a former Skipper's Restaurant and is now outfitted in the bright, contemporary décor, clean, crisp design and artistic lighting that has come to be associated with the Baja Fresh brand.

"We chose to open another Baja Fresh location because we believe in and stand by the quality and service that is associated with the Baja Fresh name," said franchise owner and operator, Ed Casey, "We are passionate about serving only the freshest food and that has made us a well known Portland favorite. Our customers have come to expect both an outstanding meal and superior service at every visit."

Baja Fresh was born in August of 1990 in Newbury Park, California and took a no compromises approach when it came to freshness and flavor. More than 15 years later, the restaurant still lives by this mantra, and excludes the use of microwaves and can openers in their restaurants. They seek only the freshest quality meats, produce and ingredients and offer a wide-variety of menu options including unique burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, ensaladas and salsa bar.

About Baja Fresh

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Baja Fresh operates or franchises 289 restaurants in 28 states, all featuring its fresh Mexican-inspired food, made to order and served in a hurry. Baja Fresh was named as the Platinum award-winning Mexican Chain in America by Restaurants & Institutions Consumer's Choice in Chains study in July 2007. The brand is known for its generous portions, broad menu variety, clean surroundings and hand-crafted salsas available at a self-service bar. Learn more about Baja Fresh at



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