California Tortilla

California Tortilla Shows “S’more Love” with Free Dessert

This Valentine's Day, California Tortilla invites guests to indulge in the S'more Love dessert, available Thursday, February 14, for one day only. The dessert is offered for free with every entree purchase.

Stuffed with banana, milk chocolate, and marshmallows, then deep-fried in a Peruvian chocolate tortilla and sprinkled with powdered sugar, the fast-casual chain needed the perfect monker for the decadent treat.

California Tortilla Brings Back Bacon by Popular Demand

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “bacon makes everything better;" clearly it makes for one tasty burrito. Back in 2009, fast-casual chain California Tortilla introduced burrito-lovers to the Bacon Chicken Club; now, it’s back by popular demand for a limited time only.

California Tortilla Votes for Free Tacos on Election Day

East Coast fast-casual restaurant chain California Tortilla announced the return of its popular "I Voted" promotion.

On Election Day, November 6, all customers wearing an "I Voted" sticker or saying "Vote" receive a free taco. No purchase is necessary.

The limit is one free taco per customer. 

The chain is also set to release the results of its Presidential Burrito Bowl voting on Monday, November 5. 

Since August, customers have dined on special burrito bowls inspired by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

California Tortilla Strikes Gold with "Gold Rush" Partnership

California Tortilla is helping customers strike gold on Friday, October 26, in a partnership with Discovery Channel to celebrate the season premiere of “Gold Rush.”

Customers who use the password “Cal Tort Queso Is Golden” on Friday with any purchase will receive a free order of chips and cup of the chain’s signature golden queso.

In addition, customers redeeming the password will receive a “Gold Rush” miner’s hat courtesy of Discovery Channel, while supplies last.

California Tortilla Predicts Next President with Tortilla Chips

Can tortilla chips predict who will win a presidential election? “How the States Got Their Shapes,” which airs on the H2 network, will be answering that question with help from East Coast fast casual restaurant chain California Tortilla. The segment will appear on the popular show’s season premiere Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern).

The Sauce is the Boss

Quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants are meeting today’s demand for variety head-on, but they’re not just doing it with menu diversification. Some are providing customers with greater selections in the condiments they offer, allowing guests to customize their own meal with expansive condiment bars.

And it’s not just a rote selection they’re offering, either; these are top-notch products, since it seems traditional line-ups of mustard, mayo, ketchup, and ranch dressing simply don’t, well, cut the mustard anymore.

California Tortilla Gets Political with Presidential Burrito Bowls

Even before the National Conventions, election season starts now at fast-casual chain California Tortilla, as it officially introduced its 2012 Presidential Burrito Bowls, inspired by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

For the fifth consecutive election cycle, the chain will offer Presidential-themed products. It unveiled the contenders for the 2012 election, available in stores on August 13.

California Tortilla Turns Up Volume on Concert Giveaways

East Coast fast-casual chain California Tortilla announced today an extension of its long-term partnership with premier concert promoters I.M.P. to include “Ticket Tuesday” giveaways of free concert tickets to top concert venues Merriweather Post Pavilion and the 9:30 Club near Washington, D.C.

Each Tuesday from May 29 through Sept. 4, California Tortilla will post trivia contests on Facebook and Twitter. Every correct response will be entered into a drawing for that week’s ticket package.

Extreme Makeover, Fast Food Edition

In 2010, California Tortilla president Bob Phillips and other company leaders engaged in a spirited debate on whether the fast-casual chain should continue piping 1980s rock music into its eateries. Though tunes from bands such as Duran Duran and Journey had been characteristic of California Tortilla’s quirky, offbeat vibe since its 1995 founding, executives wondered if that dining soundtrack remained relevant.

They didn’t know then that the meeting would become a critical turning point in California Tortilla’s history.