SAN DIEGO, Calif. — QDOBA Mexican Eats is continuing its expansion across Canada through an agreement with multi-unit operator, Burgess Enterprise. The five-unit deal focuses on locations to be developed in and around Northern Ontario, with the group’s first QDOBA restaurant set to open in Sault Ste. Marie in early 2020.
“As co-founder and operator of the Ontario-based Wacky Wings concept, I understand the value in providing an elevated dining experience,” says Craig Burgess, CEO of Burgess Enterprise. “When we looked to grow our portfolio with another restaurant, we were immediately impressed with QDOBA — everything from the delicious food to the experienced leadership team. We’re excited to bring the QDOBA brand to fans across Northern Ontario.”
Along with the Sault Ste. Marie location, Burgess Enterprise is expected to open multiple Ontario QDOBA locations over the next few years in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Thunder Bay. Each location will offer the brand’s signature menu, featuring high-quality ingredients, such as flame-grilled adobo steak and adobo chicken cooked in-house throughout the day, as well as fan-favorites, including three-cheese queso and hand-smashed guacamole.
“In Wacky Wings, Burgess Enterprise has done an incredible job creating and incubating a crowd-pleasing restaurant brand from scratch,” says Keith Guilbault, CEO at QDOBA. “Canada is a growing market for us and we’re excited to have Craig and his team on board, bringing the QDOBA brand to even more area guests.”