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.

Kids LiveWell Hits 1 Year with More Than 100 Participants

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) groundbreaking Kids LiveWell initiative is marking its first anniversary this week, as the first-of-its-kind voluntary industry program reaches more than 100 participating restaurant brands committed to providing families with a growing selection of healthful children’s menu choices when dining out.

Smooch Your Way to Free Qdoba Today

Qdoba Mexican Grill is encouraging its guests to share the love again on Feb. 14 with the return of its popular BOGO for a Kiss Valentine’s Day promotion. Qdoba guests who purchase one entrée at any participating Qdoba restaurant on Valentine’s Day and then share a kiss with a significant other, friend, family member, or even an understanding stranger at the cash register will receive a second entrée of equal or lesser value for free.

No coupon is required. All guests need to participate is a pair of lips and a willing smooching partner.

Are Smaller Portions Answer to Health Debate?

The quick-serve industry has taken its share of blows from media and government alike as they suggest fast food is contributing to the nation’s obesity epidemic. And while the industry has risen to the challenge of offering lower-calorie, lower-sodium, and all-around healthier menu offerings, some still suggest that more could be done in the realm of portion sizing.

Even though shrinking the portion size of popular menu items may seem an easy response to the demands for healthier food, experts say the solution is not so simple.

Qdoba, the Power of Choice

After listening to consumer demand, Mexican chain tests whole-wheat tortilla option.

On the heels of its “Naked” ordering option (menu items without a tortilla), expanded Kids Meal menu, and last year’s Craft 2 menu, Qdoba has raised its innovation bar higher this summer. The Denver-based Mexican chain recently announced that it is expanding its healthy options by testing whole-wheat tortillas in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, restaurants.

Fewer calories, less fat, and higher fiber than the chain’s traditional flour tortillas, the whole-wheat tortillas are available at no extra cost as an option for burritos or quesadillas.

2011 Chef’s Survey

QSR asks the industry’s leaders to share insights on the segment’s hottest menu trends.

Each year QSR surveys the best and the brightest culinary professionals in the industry to find out what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to your menu. The exclusive annual Chef Survey, unveils innovative menu items that reflect the year’s newest and most exciting inspirations.

What Happened to Table Service?

In many cases, it’s a different consumer out there today deciding where to dine when the urge hits. Throughout the recession, full-service restaurants offered so many fire-sale bargains that those little affected by the economy could almost feel guilty for practically stealing meals when they would have just as willingly paid regular price.

Qdoba Takes the Streets to the Stores in Mini Tacos

Qdoba Mexican Grill introduced Qdoba’s Mini Street Tacos to its more than 500 restaurants nationwide. Available only for a limited time beginning March 7, Qdoba’s Mini Street Tacos offer guests a fresh, flavorful spin on traditional Mexican street fare. Qdoba’s Mini Street Tacos come with three small, soft corn tortillas filled with the guest’s choice of Qdoba’s signature slow-roasted pulled pork or seasoned shredded beef and then topped with a red onion and fresh cilantro garnish.