Boloco Shares Growth Story at ICR XChange Conference

Boloco, the chain of globally inspired burrito restaurants based in Boston, presented to a packed room at this year’s 14th Annual ICR XChange Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.

This is the third year in which Boloco received an invitation to present at the event.

Boloco’s New Kids Menu is Easy as 1-2-3

Boloco, a chain of globally inspired burrito restaurants, unveiled its new kids menu Tuesday, Nov. 15. It is available exclusively at the Concord, New Hampshire, and Natick, Massachusetts, locations.

Boloco’s new kids menu will first launch at the Concord and Natick locations, and then roll out to other locations in mid-December. The menu features an easy 1-2-3 approach for $4.95 per kid’s meal.

Should CEOs Weigh in on Politics?

On August 15, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sent a letter to customers complaining of the political gridlock in Washington. The letter called for positive change in the U.S., but also called into question the level of involvement quick-serve executives should have in politics.

For Schultz, the actions of politicians demanded that someone, no matter if he was the head of a global coffee corporation, take action. As he stated in his letter, elected officials “have chosen to put partisan and ideological purity over the well-being of the people.”

CEOs Turn Eye to Employees' Health

As quick-serve operations are figuring out how to comply with menu-labeling requirements and consumer demand for healthier menu items, many corporate executives are tackling another health-related issue: the health of their employees. Studies show that healthy employees are more productive employees, something that could benefit quick-serve executives and consumers.

Boloco Closes Shop Near Tufts University

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Boloco, a chain of burrito restaurants headquartered in Boston, announced it will close the doors of its Medford location when its lease expires on November 30.  Boloco opted not to renew the first of three lease extension options, which would have allowed it to remain on Boston Avenue until 2026.

John Pepper, CEO and cofounder of Boloco, explained the reasoning behind the decision to close the nearly five-year-old location.

Boloco Raises Its Own Bar in Green Operations

Back in March 2008, Boloco, a chain of burrito restaurants, became the first fast-casual chain in New England to become a Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). But when Boloco found out an even higher level of certification could be achieved, the company decided to reach for the stars. Boloco is now the first chain (more than 10 units) of restaurants to become a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant across all of their 17 locations.

Boloco Makes a Move to Online Ordering

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of strategy, education, and software services for multi-unit restaurant operators, announced that Boloco will deploy MonkeyCatering and MonkeyOnlineOrdering to enable end-to-end visibility and control over the company’s catering business.

Boloco is a Boston-based group of 17 restaurants located throughout New England that serve traditional and inspired burritos, bowls, salads, smoothies, and shakes using a blend of bold, inspiring, and often unexpected ingredients. Every order is made to the specific wishes of each guest.

Boloco Quits Fooling Around, Changes Name, Concept

­Effective tomorrow, Boston-based chain of burrito restaurants Boloco will no longer be serving up a diverse menu of burritos and bowls with ingredients inspired by cultures all over the globe. Instead, it will switch to a 100 percent Mexican menu and change its name to Chipdoba Mexican Grill.