Meanwhile Qdoba is also expanding -- its menu and our waistlines.
See also: The Toppings War: Qdoba Versus Chipotle
The home-grown Mexican restaurant chain just added smothered burritos as part of its free toppings program. Now, for the same price as a standard Qdoba silver bullet, you can add one (or presumably all) of three new sauces -- Tangy Verde, Bold Red Chile or Smoky Chipotle Cream -- inside and on top of your burrito order. It's a move that has burrito peddlers throughout the city asking "What took you so long?"
Part of the initial burst of fast-casual joints in the mid-1990s, Qdoba has seen its growth outpace even Noodles & Company. There are now more than 600 Qdoba locations across the U.S.