Qdoba Mexican Grill(R) Introduces Colorado to Its Spiciest Dish Yet: Chili Verde

Qdoba's Culinary Team Breathes New Life into an Old Tradition

Denver--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Combining its passion for handcrafted meals, fresh ingredients and unique renditions of Mexican cuisine, Qdoba Mexican Grill® is proud to announce in Colorado today its new Chili Verde. Traditional Chili Verde, also known locally as green chili, is a soup or stew made from chopped roasted green chiles and served alone or over a variety of Mexican dishes. Qdoba's new Chili Verde blends together jalapeños, green chiles, tomatillos, fire-roasted tomatoes and slow-simmered black or pinto beans to create their spiciest dish to date.

Qdoba guests can order a vegetarian Chili Verde bowl or add Qdoba's seasoned, hand-shredded pork, which roasts for six hours before it's ready to serve. Each bowl can then be personalized with one of five signature salsas, tortilla strips, cheese or lite sour cream.

"We traveled throughout Colorado and the Southwest researching different chile peppers and ingredients as well as the history and culture behind green chili recipes," said Ted Stoner, Qdoba's director of strategic product development. "Then we hunkered down in our kitchen and began creating and experimenting with our Chili Verde which we're proud to let Coloradans be the first to sample."

Qdoba's Chili Verde bowl is available for a limited time at all 66 Colorado Qdoba restaurant locations starting at the suggested price, excluding tax, of $5.79 for a vegetarian bowl and $6.79 for a bowl with hand-shredded pork.

About Qdoba Mexican Grill®

Qdoba Mexican Grill puts a fresh spin on flavors in its nouveau-Mexican fast-casual food. The menu offers a variety of choices that are all made fast, fresh and right in front of the customer. Since its beginning in Denver in 1995, the fast-casual chain has shown continued growth with more than 470 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Qdoba is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK). Franchise development rights exist for additional Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants in areas throughout the nation.



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