If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
Wrong. At least, wrong if you're an owner of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, a Colorado chain that has grown to include six locations since the first one opened in the mid-80s. Over the years, the restaurants have all gained reputations as go-to gathering spots, where a party-oriented crowd would converge for strong drinks and everything that goes with strong drinks. Food was secondary, and what came out of the kitchen reflected that lack of focus.
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But last year, the Rio decided to reinvent itself. Specifically, it decided to get more serious about the food, and so began tinkering around in the kitchen, attempting to up the quality of the menu.