Qdoba’s Mango Salad LTO is Back

Qdoba Mexican Grill kicks off summer early with the return of its popular, limited-time Mango Salad. The Mango Salad will be available in all restaurants starting May 6, while supplies last.

Qdoba’s Mango Salad features mango salsa, which is packed with a combination of mangos, cucumbers, and red bell peppers, served over a bed of romaine lettuce and drizzled with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. The fan favorite is a vegetarian entrée option that also pairs well with Qdoba’s signature adobo marinated grilled chicken for those who want to add more protein.  

Qdoba Goes Home as Winner of NRA Kids' Recipe Challenge

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the winners of the Kids Recipe Challenge, a new initiative showcasing restaurants’ culinary ingenuity for creating healthful menu options for children.

Created with founding partner McCormick For Chefs, the Food Away From Home business of McCormick & Company, the contest recognizes delicious and nutritious recipes from children’s menus at restaurants and foodservice establishments nationwide.

Small Portions a Big Idea

Small portions are very big these days.

Many 2013 trend predictions determined that small plates and snacking are expected to be popular among chefs and restaurant operators this year. While diners are still eating during the traditional meal times—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they are eating less at those times, opting instead to have five or more smaller meals a day.

Qdoba Expands Its Reach in Canada

Canadians can now enjoy the taste of Qdoba Mexican Grill’s wide variety of handcrafted Mexican cuisine, as the brand announced its newest location in London, Ontario.

The newest Qdoba joins the brand’s first-ever Canadian restaurant, which recently opened in Brandon, Manitoba. Both locations will help attract new customers and franchisees north of the United States border. 

Qdoba Introduces Brown Rice to its Menu Nationwide

Qdoba Mexican Grill is proud to introduce brown rice at all participating Qdoba locations. Qdoba’s brown rice is prepared daily with a flavorful blend of roasted garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, and a hint of red chiles that gives guests a new option to enjoy with their favorite entrée.

Pass the Rewards

Within weeks of Apple’s iOS 6 mobile system launch, Qdoba was offering Chicago customers access to its rewards card through Apple’s new Passbook program.

Passbook—a mobile wallet of sorts—holds everything from movie passes and plane tickets to gift cards and reward cards.

More Than Mexican

Americans’ love affair with ethnic food doesn’t seem to be ebbing. The number of various cultures’ restaurants continues to grow as diners seek new flavors and ingredients from around the world.

According to data from global market research firm Mintel, four in every five Americans who ate out in March 2012 dined at an ethnic restaurant. More than half of them dined at one of the nation’s three largest ethnic restaurant types: Chinese, Mexican, and Italian.

Qdoba Makes Shopping Easy with Gift Card Promo

Many Americans will be purchasing gift cards this holiday season, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, known for its wide variety of fresh and innovative Mexican cuisine, will again make it a rewarding experience for customers by giving them a voucher good for $5 off an entree for every purchase of a $25 Q-Cash gift card.

According to the National Restaurant Association, approximately 78 percent of adults say they would like to received restaurant gift cards or certificates on gift occasions, and many purchasers are hoping to find holiday deals when buying gifts.

Qdoba President and CEO Gary Beisler Retires

Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box that operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill, announced that president and CEO Gary J. Beisler plans to retire from the company.

A search is underway to indentify a successor to Beisler, who will continue to serve in his current capacities until a successor is named. 

The company also announced that Jeffrey Wood is joining the company as Qdoba's vice president and chief development officer.