Monday, March 17, 2014

Qdoba Coming to Winnipeg

Brandon was the first place in Canada to get one and now Winnipeg is getting one as well.

Qdoba Mexican Grill will be opening at 1320 Ellice in the Polo Park area in the Canad Centre which houses Winner, Jysk and the Canad Inns Hotel.

Three new tenants will move into the spot next to Winners. Those businesses are: Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group and Rogers.

The Denver-based Qdoba restaurants first opened a Canadian location two years ago in Brandon. The local franchise rights holders have been looking for the right location in Winnipeg ever since.

It is another case of Brandon got it first. Qdoba and Five Guys Burgers both got their start in Brandon.

There has been a real increase of Mexican style restaurants going up in Winnipeg. Most people in the city remember the success of Chi Chi's Polo Park next to the Winnipeg Arena in the Jets heyday.

Qdoba serves up San Franciso-style burritos and other Mexican dishes.

This is unlikely the last Qdoba to up nor the only U.S. Mexican restaurant chain to set up in the city. Rumour has been that Chipotle Mexican Grill be here in the next year or two as well.

Could Taco John's be next?

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