QDOBA Mexican Eats® Opens Fourth Location in Staten Island
Leading Mexican Fast Casual Concept is Expanding its Footprint in New York
QDOBA Mexican Eats® (QDOBA), the largest franchise opportunity in the fast-casual Mexican segment, announced today the opening of fourth restaurant location in Staten Island spearheaded by Jiger Patel and his operating team lead by Rick Sansaverino of The Integrity Group (TIG). In addition to the three existing restaurants located on Richmond Ave, Amboy Rd and Woodrow Rd owned by TIG and 10 additional QDOBAs in New York City and Long Island owned by different operators, this location will officially open its doors at 2750A Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306.
Backed by nearly two decades of operations experience ranging from Dave’s Hot Chicken to The Green Turtle, the TIG Corp is the perfect fit to guide QDOBA’s expansion throughout the Tri-state area. In addition to operating 20 units throughout the state with a 30-unit development agreement in the next five years, they currently employ more than 400 employees in the area and aim to reach 1,000-plus in the next three to five years. This opening in itself will generate approximately 50 new jobs. The TIG Corp maintains a strong commitment to the communities they serve and offer robust catering services.
“We are thrilled to grow QDOBA in Staten Island and provide customizable Mexican cuisine to more people throughout the community,” said Patel. “I have seen firsthand the success of the brand’s business model and our customers enthusiastic response to our fresh and flavorful menu offerings, making our team confident that this new location will be a success. We are looking forward to continuing to build QDOBA’s reputation as a leading fast-casual restaurant concept.”
Further differentiating itself, the QDOBA franchise opportunity has flexible footprint options that allow the brand to work well in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues. With several dayparts, broad consumer appeal, and a strong off-premise/catering business, franchisees are well-positioned for sustained success. Furthermore, QDOBA’s streamlined and efficient buildouts reduce development costs for its franchisees.
“We are always looking for opportunities to expand our brand and Jiger continues to be an exceptional franchise operator that has showcased his experience in developing strong locations in markets successfully,” said John Cywinski, CEO of QDOBA. “As we grow, talented operators like Jiger understand the core value of customer service mixed with utilizing the added flexibility and support that QDOBA offers.”
As QDOBA expands throughout North America, it is aggressively seeking qualified multi-unit and multi-segment groups with experience in development strategy and focused on diversifying with a bold concept.
For additional information about the QDOBA franchise opportunity, visit www.qdobafranchise.com.
Banner Image: QDOBA Hylan Blvd Exterior. Image Credit – QDOBA