Fast-Casual Mexican QDOBA Announces First San Diego Location

July 16, 2020

With more than 700 locations around North American, QDOBA Mexican Eats today announced plans to launch its first San Diego location.

Qdoba is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain that first opened as  Zuma Fresh Mexican Grill in 1995 in Denver, CO. The company now has more than 730 locations across 47 states and Canada and is wholly owned by San Diego-based Jack In The Box. Voted as the nation's best fast-casual restaurant in 2019 and 2020 by USA Today 10Best, QDOBA is known for its prepared to order burritos, bowls, nachos and salads.

"We’re extremely happy to open up our first location in America’s Finest City, our hometown, and introduce QDOBA to so many new guests," wrote Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA Mexican Eats. "At QDOBA, we stand for flavor and we are excited to bring some extra flavor to Mission Valley."

The first San Diego QDOBA location will install within the 2,400 square-foot space at 1620 Camino de la Reina in Park Valley Center, right next to the Mission Valley Center Trolley Station. The new location will generate 30 new jobs for local area residents. The eatery is anticipated to open in late September / early October of this year. Based on the success of the first outpost, more locations may be opened around San Diego County.

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