QDOBA Mexican Eats Accelerates Expansion in Non-Traditional Venues
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QDOBA Mexican Eats Accelerates Expansion in Non-Traditional Venues

Announces Eight Openings on College Campuses Since August; Airports, Universities, and Military Bases Seek Out Mexican Fast-Casual Brand

November 06, 2020 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - QDOBA Mexican Eats® (QDOBA), the largest franchise opportunity in the fast-casual Mexican segment, continues to grow its non-traditional footprint across universities, airports and other venues where a premium is placed on convenience, speed, quality and value. Since August, the Brand has opened eight locations on college campuses across the country, including University of Cincinnati, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Purdue University, University of Pittsburgh - Bradford, ASU Polytechnic, North Carolina A&T University, Kentucky State University and Northern Illinois University. An additional two non-traditional locations are slated to open by the end of the year.

This year’s non-traditional openings add to a collection of QDOBA restaurants which includes flexible footprints in several highly attractive settings. QDOBA has nearly 100 restaurants in non-traditional environments open today, including dozens of restaurants on university and college campuses, military bases, airports and a variety of other venues.

“Our success in growing the non-traditional segment of the business comes from our belief that we bring flavor to people’s lives no matter where their lives take them,” said Mary Richardson, Director of License Operations and Business Development at QDOBA. “We are a nimble brand that works with partners on space restrictions and menu offerings to meet their needs and the needs of the customers they serve. College campuses and military bases especially are looking for fresh and healthy options, and QDOBA’s menu is a perfect fit. As we continue to strengthen our existing partnerships and develop new ones, we’re eager to expand our non-traditional footprint and bring more flavor to people’s lives.”

Several design and floor plan options make QDOBA an attractive development opportunity within airports, university campuses, hospitals and other venues. Additionally, QDOBA benefits from four strong dayparts; attractive unit economics; national brand awareness; a chef-driven, diverse and flavorful menu featuring healthy options; and nationwide distribution channels.

“Foodservice companies and operators love our concept because we are able to fulfill our promise of great food and fast service in a variety of venues across the country,” said Peter Ortiz, QDOBA’s recently appointed Vice President of Franchise Development. “Growing our non-traditional footprint is an important part of our franchise strategy and I’m excited to continue to develop close ties with high-caliber, multi-brand operators.”

As QDOBA continues to expand in traditional and non-traditional venues throughout the United States, it is actively seeking qualified multi-unit and multi-segment groups with experience in development strategy and focused on diversifying with a bold concept.

For additional information about the QDOBA franchise opportunity, visit their webpage.

About QDOBA Mexican Eats

QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 730 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Committed to delivering flavor to people's lives, QDOBA uses ingredients prepared in-house, by hand, and fresh throughout the day, to create delicious menu options. Guests can experience QDOBA's delicious flavors by enjoying one of its signature menu options that are chef-crafted for convenience and ease or by customizing their burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, quesadillas, and nachos to fit their personal tastes. For two years running, QDOBA has been voted the “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” as part of the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Backed by 25 years of proven success and more than 730 restaurants open today in the United States and Canada, QDOBA is prioritizing franchise growth in key markets such as Arizona, Southern California, South Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Discover more at the QDOBA website or on the QDOBA app, which is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Fans can also connect with QDOBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.




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