QDOBA Mexican Eats® Inks Multi-Unit Franchise Development Agreement for the New York Tri-State Area and Southwest Florida
Mexican Fast-Casual Leader Continues National Expansion with 15-Unit Franchise Development Agreement
May 18, 2021 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - QDOBA Mexican Eats® ("QDOBA") announced today that it has signed a multi-unit franchise development agreement with TIG Queso, LLC (“TIG Queso”), a part of the TIG Corp company. Executives Jiger Patel and Pradeep Prashar will lead TIG Queso’s development of 15 new restaurants - 10 units in the New York Tri-State area and five locations in Southwest Florida. The franchise team’s first Pennsylvania location is expected to open in Langhorne and its Florida location is expected to open in Cape Coral in Q2 2021.
“When reviewing our franchise portfolio, we recognized that there was an opportunity when it comes to fast casual dining,” said Patel, who has developed Dunkin, Checkers and The Green Turtle restaurants throughout the New York Tri-State area. “We’re eager to keep growing, and after reviewing multiple fast-casual concepts, we narrowed in on QDOBA. The brand fits the bill for everything we look for in an investment and sustainable growth."
As decade-long friends and business associates, Patel and Prashar collaborated on the 15-unit QDOBA deal. With Patel’s multi-unit and multi-brand experience and Prashar’s development and operations background with 7-Eleven and Marco’s Pizza, the group is a perfect fit to bring the QDOBA brand to the New York Tri-State Area, Southwest Florida and continue the expansion in the south.
“When Jiger shared his vision for our investment in QDOBA, I couldn’t pass on it,” said Prashar. “QDOBA’s menu and flavor profile have always stood out to me as a huge differentiator when it comes to fast-casual brands. We know that QDOBA will be a welcome addition to both Southwest Florida and the New York Tri-State area and can’t wait to open our first two locations this year.”
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