June 18, 2012 // Franchising.com // Sycamore, IL - Andrew Kemp opened the first Pancheros Mexican Grill in Sycamore April 17. The restaurant is located at 2672 DeKalb Ave. in front of the new HyVee. Pancheros held a Dollar Burrito Night to celebrate the grand opening Wednesday, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Andrew, 24, is joined by three business partners, but he will be the restaurant’s operating partner. The group also owns the Pancheros in Rockford, which they opened last year. They are also looking forward to additional expansion opportunities as the stores progress.
“We like the structure of Pancheros. They are very detail oriented and the food is delicious,” Andrew said. “Our Rockford location has done very well so far and we’re excited to open in Sycamore.”
Founded in 1992 by Rodney L. Anderson, Coralville, Iowa-based Pancheros Mexican Grill is a fast-casual, fresh-Mexican franchise that serves its signature fresh-pressed tortillas filled with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. Burritos are customized and mixed with “Bob the Tool” to get every ingredient in every bite and the menu also includes quesadillas, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. Pancheros currently has more than 50 locations in the United States and the company plans to have 65 restaurants open across the country by the end of 2013. For more information, visit www.pancheros.com.