Mission burrito

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Though an authentic mission burrito is made in San Francisco's Mission District at family owned Mexican restaurants called "taquerias", Chipotle Mexican Grill, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Panchero's Mexican Grill, Freebirds World Burrito, Barberitos, and Taco del Mar are large national chains in North America that arguably offer versions of a San Francisco style burrito. Chipotle was started by a chef who directly acknowledges the inspiration of Mission taquerias. The New York City–based restaurant chain BurritoVille, which existed from 1992 to 2008, specialized in San Francisco–style burritos.


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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Quiznos, and Smashburger were founded and headquartered in Denver. Qdoba Mexican Grill, Noodles & Company, and Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard originated in Denver, but have moved their headquarters to the suburbs of Wheat Ridge, Broomfield, and Golden, respectively. In 2015, Denver ranked No. 1 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Apollo Hall opened soon after the city's founding in 1859 and staged many plays for eager settlers. In the 1880s Horace Tabor built Denver's first opera house.


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The popularity of San Francisco-style burritos has grown locally at Mission Street taquerias like El Farolito, and nationally at chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Illegal Pete's, Chevy's Fresh Mex, Freebirds World Burrito, Qdoba, and Barberitos. Chili's had a brief stint with "Fresh Mex" foods and burritos between 2015 and 2017. In 1995, World Wrapps opened in San Francisco's Marina District and brought a burrito-inspired wrap style to the restaurant industry. San Diego-style burritos include "California burritos" and carne asada burritos.

Fast casual restaurant

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The category is exemplified by chains such as Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack, Boston Market, Bruegger's, Captain D's, Culver's, Dig Inn, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Newk's Eatery, Noodles & Co., Panera Bread, Pizza Ranch, Pollo Tropical, Portillo's, Skyline Chili, Smashburger, Vapiano and Zaxby's. The concept originated in the United States in the early 1990s, but did not become mainstream until the end of the 2000s and the beginning of the 2010s. During the economic recession that began in 2007, the category of fast casual dining saw increased sales to the 18–34-year-old demographic.

Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill, referred to informally as Moe's, was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 2000, by Raving Brands. According to the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend survey, Moe's is the "Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year", passing former top restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill even with fewer than half the number of locations as Chipotle has. The name "Moe's" originated as an acronym for "Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers," and this theme led to the music-related artwork found in the restaurants.

List of Mexican restaurants

This is a list of notable Mexican restaurants. Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic staples remain native foods such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced many other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and many spices.


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Colorado (, other variants) is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

The Culinary Institute of America

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The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an American private college and culinary school specializing in culinary, baking, and pastry arts education. The school's primary campus is located in Hyde Park, New York, with branch campuses in St. Helena and Napa, California, San Antonio, Texas, and the Republic of Singapore. The college, which was the first to teach culinary arts in the United States, offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, and has the largest staff of American Culinary Federation Certified Master Chefs. The CIA also offers continuing education for professionals in the hospitality industry as well as conferences and consulting services.


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A taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling. The tortilla is then folded around the filling and eaten by hand. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing great versatility and variety. They are often garnished with various condiments, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, and vegetables, such as lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and chiles. Tacos are a common form of antojitos, or Mexican street food, which have spread around the world.

Baja Fresh

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Baja Fresh is a chain of fast-casual Tex Mex restaurants founded in Newbury Park, California in 1990 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and is owned by Canadian franchisor MTY Food Group. The chain emphasizes fresh ingredients, and each restaurant features a self-serve salsa bar.

United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km 2 ), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.


A quesadilla ( or ; )is a Mexican dish and type of taco, consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, vegetables, and spices, and then cooked on a griddle. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States.

Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations, all of which are in the United States and Canada. Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The company operates as Saint Louis Bread Company in Greater St. Louis, where it has over 100 locations. Offerings include bakery items, pasta, salads, sandwiches, soups, and specialty drinks.

Fast food restaurant

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In Canada the majority of fast food chains are American owned or were originally American owned but have since set up a Canadian management/headquarters locations such as Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Five Guys, and Carl's Jr.. Although the case is usually American fast food chains expanding into Canada, Canadian chains such as Tim Hortons have expanded into 22 states in the United States, but are more prominent in border states such as New York and Michigan. Tim Hortons has started to expand to other countries outside of North America. The Pita Pit franchise originated in Canada and has expanded to the United States and other Countries.

List of companies with Denver area operations

Denver, Colorado
Chipotle Mexican Grill - dining. Coors Brewing Company - brewing and dining. Crispin Porter + Bogusky - advertising. DaVita Inc. - kidney dialysis and other healthcare services. DigitalGlobe - digital satellite imagery. DISH Network - pay-TV distributor. Ebags.com - custom apparel. EchoStar - satellite communication solutions. Einstein Bros. Bagels - dining. Frontier Airlines - commercial airline. Gaiam. Gates Rubber Company (Gates Corporation). Gray Line Worldwide - transportation. Ibotta - e-commerce. The Integer Group - promotional, retail, and shopper marketing. Janus Capital Group - financial services. JD Edwards, now part of Oracle Corporation - financial services.

La Salsa

The opening of La Salsa in 1979 predated the opening of similar chains such as Chipotle (1993), Baja Fresh (1990), and Qdoba (1995). The La Salsa restaurant chain was founded in 1979 by Howdy Kabrins as a single location at the corner of Pico and Sepulveda boulevards in West Los Angeles. By 1986, there were six locations, all within Los Angeles County. The first mentioned of La Salsa being in Orange County was in an article that showed that La Salsa was at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana when the mall first opened in August 1986. The first San Diego area location was opened in Horton Plaza in August 1985.

List of restaurant chains in the United States

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The following is a list of notable restaurant chains in the United States with at least fifteen locations.

List of the largest fast food restaurant chains

This is the list of the largest fast food restaurant chains by their number of locations in the world.

Cuisine of California

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Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Baja Fresh, Wahoo's Fish Taco, Chronic Tacos, Chipotle, Qdoba and La Salsa are examples of the Baja-style Mexican American food trend. In Northern California and the Central Coastal region, Dungeness crab is abundant. Sardines and salmon were formerly major industries, before declines in fish stocks. . Cioppino (a fish stew) is a classic example of Northern Californian cuisine. As one of the U.S. states nearest Asia and Oceania, and with long-standing Asian American and Oceanian American populations, the state tends to adopt foods from those national styles.

List of fast food restaurant chains

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Chipotle Mexican Grill. Chuck-A-Rama. Chuck E. Cheeses. Church's / Texas Chicken. Cinnabon. Coco's Bakery. Cold Stone Creamery. Cookout. Culver's. Dairy Queen. Del Taco. DiBella's. Dixie Chili and Deli. Domino's. Druther's. Duchess. Duck Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts. Eegee's. El Chico. El Pollo Loco. El Taco Tote. Elevation Burger. Farmer Boys. Fatburger. Firehouse Subs. Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Fosters Freeze. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Gold Star Chili. Golden Chick. Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard. Green Burrito / Red Burrito. The Habit Burger Grill. The Halal Guys. Hardee's. Huddle House. In-N-Out Burger. Jack in the Box. Jack's. Jamba Juice. Jason's Deli.

List of casual dining restaurant chains

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This is a list of casual dining restaurant chains around the world, arranged in alphabetical order. A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately priced food in a casual atmosphere. Except for buffet-style restaurants and, more recently, fast casual restaurants, casual dining restaurants usually provide table service.

Boca Grande Taqueria

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Boca Grande is attempting to compete with other Boston-area taquerias such as Anna's Taqueria, Felipe's, Baja Betty's, Picante, and El Pelón, as well as national chains including Qdoba Mexican Grill and Chipotle Mexican Grill. * List of Mexican restaurants Boca Grande Taqueria. A spice of sibling rivalry.

Mexican cuisine in the United States

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The five largest Mexican restaurant chains in America as of 2017, in order, are Taco Bell with 6,446 locations, Chipotle Mexican Grill with 2,364 locations, Qdoba Mexican Grill with 726 locations, Moe's Southwest Grill with 705 locations, and Del Taco with 564. These restaurant chains all represent an Americanized version of Mexican food, with relatively few similarities to original Mexican cuisine. The prominence of these chains continues to grow, but an ever increasing recognition of more traditional Mexican cuisine has also been evident in recent years. While these hybrid-style restaurants are popular in the United States, the same is not necessarily true in Mexico.

Timeline of Denver

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Chipotle Mexican Grill in business. 5280 magazine begins publication. Molly Brown House restoration begins. 1994 – Rocky Mountain Media Watch founded. 1995. Denver International Airport begins operating. Coors Field opens. Zuma restaurant in business. First Fridays of the Golden Triangle Museum District begin. 1997. June: 23rd G8 summit held. City website online (approximate date). Denver Underground Film Festival begins. Diana DeGette becomes U.S. representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. 1998. January 25: Denver Broncos win Super Bowl football contest. December 20: Airplane crash.

List of Colorado companies

Companies in Colorado
Chipotle Mexican Grill. Ciber. Corporate Express. Cox Models. Dex Media. Discovery Holding Company. Janus Capital Group. Jolly Rancher. Lärabar. Level 3 Communications. Magpul Industries. MapQuest. Mushkin. Samsonite. Sports Authority.