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Qdoba's Queso Diablo Making Permanent Comeback

Queso Diablo is back at Qdoba Mexican Grill, and this time it’s here to stay. First introduced in February as a limited-time offer, Queso Diablo is making a permanent comeback and is available at Qdoba restaurants everywhere.

The return of Queso Diablo gives guests the chance to dip into two savory Quesos—the fiery, smoky Queso Diablo and classic 3-Cheese Queso—while enjoying their favorite Qdoba entrée.

Qdoba Brings Heat and Sweet with Mango Mojo Menu Items

This summer, Qdoba Mexican Grill is spicing up its seasonal Mango offering with the introduction of the new sweet-meets-heat flavor of Mango Mojo. Mango Mojo is a combination of sweet mangos infused with the spice of chili peppers.

Guests can experience the sweet heat of Mango Mojo through Qdoba’s three new summer menu items, the Mango Mojo Burrito, the Mango Mojo Salad, and the Mango Mojo Trio, featuring Mango Salsa, 3-Cheese Queso, and Guacamole served with handmade chips drizzled with the spicy-sweet Mojo Sauce.

New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Quick-Service Chains

Pizza segment rankings from Market Force Information survey. Market Force Information

With new limited-service brands emerging at a rapid pace, consumers have more dining choices than ever, and their preferences are proving that established national concepts could learn a thing or two from these smaller, younger chains. According to a nationwide study on consumers’ favorite quick-service chains from Market Force Information, brands like Firehouse Subs, Qdoba, and Papa Murphy’s rank better for customer satisfaction compared to more established category players like Subway, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

Kick It Up a Notch

Some like it hot. And some like it even hotter. Fiery dishes are heating up limited-service menus as operators increasingly recognize consumers’ growing interest in spicy, hot entrées.

A 2013 Consumer Flavor Trend Report by Chicago-based restaurant market research firm Technomic found that a majority of Americans (54 percent) now prefer hot or spicy foods, sauces, dips, and condiments. That’s up from 48 percent in 2011 and 46 percent in 2009.

Qdoba Mexican Grill Fires Up Menu with Two New Quesos

Qdoba Mexican Grill announced the addition of two new queso flavors to its menu. The new Queso Diablo and Queso Verde, both drawing inspiration from Qdoba’s original 3-Cheese Queso, will launch in participating restaurants on February 10, but only for a limited time.

The new Queso Diablo features a blend of jalapenos and smoky chipotles, while Queso Verde blends fresh cilantro and lime juice for a zesty flavor. Both new Quesos use Qdoba’s 3-Cheese Queso as the base.

Flavors of the World

Although most restaurants will change ingredients in an entrée to meet a guest’s request, a growing number of pizza and ethnic eateries are letting diners build their own menu items from scratch.

“It’s a system that delicatessens and street-food vendors worldwide have used for years. For many consumers, the concept of having restaurant staff assemble fresh, high-quality food in front of you to your design has great appeal,” says Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Chicago-based market research firm Technomic Inc.

From Dads to Grads, Qdoba Offers Gift Card, Entree Promo

Qdoba Mexican Grill is giving guests one free entrée when they purchase a $30 Q-Cash gift card, whether it’s for graduates, dads, or anyone else.

From now until June 30, guests can treat themselves while they celebrate others when they load a Q-Cash Card at any one of the more than 600 participating Qdoba units nationwide.

Guests who purchase a $30 Q-Cash Card will receive a coupon for a free entrée that they can redeem through July 31, 2013, at participating locations.

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.  

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