Leading fast-casual restaurant’s new ingredient collection features modern salsas, sauces, and toppings that allow guests to customize their orders over a billion ways
SAN DIEGO, CA (StLouisRestaurantReview) As part of its mission to make the world a more flavorful place, QDOBA, the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant, today announced it is launching a new line of tasty, signature salsas, sauces, and toppings that allow guests to dial up the flavor when creating their own flavorful burritos, bowls, and other entrees. Flavor-packed, new options like tangy Pickled Red Onions, spicy Jalapeno Verde Sauce, smoky Chile Crema, and Roasted Tomato Salsa take QDOBA’s Flavor Bar to the next level. As with all of QDOBA’s toppings, including guacamole and its fan-favorite, signature queso — these new choices are free with any entrée. Available nationwide and in Canada, QDOBA’s expanded Flavor Bar gives guests new ways to enjoy unique ingredients and create flavorful meals that they can’t find anywhere else.
Later this summer, QDOBA will also celebrate people who bring flavor to their communities by partnering with creative brand ambassadors, spotlighting employees, and launching a nationwide contest offering lucky fans a chance to win key prizes.
“Our goal is to give customers more exciting ways to show their flavor and create a meal that is tailored for their tastebuds,” said Karin Silk, QDOBA Vice President of Menu and Off-Premises. “Unlike other fast-casual restaurants that sporadically innovate or typically provide one or two standard selections, we’re continuing to add variety with new choices that are spicy, smoky, tangy, and mild. Our newest add-ons are available at no extra cost for the customer — and provide the perfect finishing touch to any bowl, quesadilla, or burrito.”
Chef Katy Velazquez, the Executive Chef at QDOBA, explains, “We drew inspiration from different regions in Mexico to bring some of the most incredible flavors to our customers. With QDOBA’s newest additions, there are endless options — in fact, over one billion ways — to create unique and tasty combinations.” The latest additions include:
- Tangy Pickled Red Onions — hand-sliced and pickled in-house, these bring bright, crispy flavor to any entrée. “These onions are seen on tacos all over Mexico. Their zesty lime flavor is the perfect complement to any dish,” she adds.
- Jalapeno Verde Sauce — “This fiery blend is made from roasted jalapenos and Aji chiles, perfectly balanced with fresh cilantro, cotija cheese, and lime juice to create a creamy, bright flavor with a spicy kick,” says Velazquez. This was inspired by creamy, spicy, and roasted jalapeno salsas found in Monterrey.
- Chile Crema — this somewhat spicy, creamy sauce “features smoky heat from chipotles in adobo and pairs well with everything,” she notes.
- Roasted Tomato Salsa — crafted from fire-roasted, farm-fresh tomatoes, harvested at the end of the growing season, caramelized to perfection, and blended with fresh cilantro. This is based on a classic mild table salsa.
“At QDOBA, we are making the world a more flavorful place by serving up some of the best Mexican eats out there and also through celebrating how our employees and customers add flavor to their lives and their communities,” says Silk.