Qdoba Mexican Grill

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Qdoba Mexican Grill

Fast Casual Mexican featuring fresh, flavorful burritos, tacos, nachos, salads and quesadillas.


In 1995, Anthony Miller opened the first Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurant in Denver with partner Robert Hauser.

With one-of-a-kind offerings like Qdoba Signature Burritos, Qdoba won over customers and critics alike. Denver’s Gabby Gourmet restaurant critic named Qdoba one of the top 15 inexpensive restaurants in Colorado. And both the Denver Post and Westword named Qdoba “Best Burrito.”

Obviously, it was an idea whose time had come. Fast, fresh Mexican flavors that were anything but old-fashioned refried beans and Spanish rice, prepared right in front of the patrons with only the freshest ingredients.

In just a few years, we’ve grown to include over 300 Qdoba Mexican Grills from coast to coast. And plenty more are on the way.

In 2003, Qdoba was acquired by Jack in the Box Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE: JBX) restaurant company headquartered in San Diego. In addition to Qdoba, Jack in the Box Inc. operates and franchises more than 1,900 Jack in the Box® restaurants, the nation’s first major drive-thru hamburger chain. The company also operates its own proprietary brand of convenience store called Quick Stuff®. Qdoba Mexican Grill operates separately from Jack in the Box restaurants. The fast casual franchise chosen by the world’s toughest restaurant critics: Successful Franchisees.

We’ve attracted successful multi-unit franchisees from such brands as Jack in the Box, Papa John’s, Burger King, Sonic, Popeye’s and Village Inn, as well as a former president of KFC and a former CEO of Church’s and Rally’s. Clearly, they know a winning system when they see it.

  • Exceptional sales-to-investment ratio
  • 28 quarters of same store sales growth*
  • Competitively positioned in the exploding Fast-Casual Mexican category

Qdoba is more than just incredible food; it’s a brand in the right place at the right time.

The highest honor any Franchise Company can earn is the enthusiastic support of their own Franchise community. Qdoba has earned that distinction.

Training / Support

Managers spend four (4) weeks at a company training site. Kitchen operations, line service, management training and shift supervision.

Qualification requirements

Minimum $2 million net worth, $500,000 liquidity. 3-20 unit Development Agreement. Previous multi-unit restaurant experience.

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