Leading fast-casual restaurant is bringing its signature Queso to fans in the form of America’s favorite comfort food dish
SAN DIEGO, CA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant QDOBA announced Tuesday it is bringing the crowd-pleasing taste and flavor of its signature 3-cheese Queso to guests in an exciting new way with the introduction of Mac & Queso on its menu in 188 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada markets. Mac & Queso will be available in Canada and participating locations in Baltimore, Boston, New York, North Carolina, and Philadelphia. In addition, it will be added to the menu in all Colorado restaurants on Friday, November 12, enabling fans to enjoy more of the flavor they love while satisfying their comfort food cravings.
“We’re thrilled to innovate around one of our most successful and beloved items ever – our signature 3-cheese Queso – and begin offering our fans this indulgent comfort food just in time for the fall and winter months,” said QDOBA Executive Chef Katy Velazquez. “Our Mac & Queso is the perfect blend of Mexican flavors with a classic American twist. We can’t wait to see how QDOBA guests of all ages choose to customize their Mac & Queso creations.”
Featuring cavatappi noodles and QDOBA’s fan favorite, signature 3-cheese Queso, the new menu item will be available as a Create-Your-Own bowl, side dish, or kids meal. Guests will also have the ability to take their Mac & Queso up a notch by adding it to one of QDOBA’s customizable bowls or adding it to their favorite burrito.
QDOBA is also releasing a collection of exclusive chef-crafted Mac & Queso Signature Eats, including:
Cholula® Mac & Queso Bowl or Burrito (available in-restaurant and online)
Macaroni smothered in QDOBA’s 3-cheese Queso, topped with Cholula ® Hot & Sweet Chicken, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cotija cheese.
Tex Mex Mac & Queso Bowl or Burrito (available online only)
Slow-Smoked Brisket, roasted tomato salsa, corn salsa, and tortilla strips atop QDOBA’s new cheesy Mac & Queso, available as a burrito or bowl.
Loaded Mac & Queso Burrito (available online only)
QDOBA’s new loaded burrito gets stuffed with Mac & Queso, Slow-Smoked Brisket, chile crema, pico de gallo, corn salsa, and tortilla strips for extra crunch, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
“At QDOBA, it’s important that we continue to drive our mission to make the world a more flavorful place,” says QDOBA Chief Marketing Officer Karin Silk. “Our new offering is just one of several additional items we’ll be rolling out in select cities nationwide and in Canada to continue to show our guests we’re committed to menu innovation.”
QDOBA is offering Mac & Queso after piloting a smaller operational test in Seattle and select restaurants in Ohio and West Virginia this past summer. The fast-casual brand is leveraging its testing process to encourage guest feedback and opinions before rolling out the menu item on a national scale.
QDOBA Mac & Queso will be available to order in-restaurant, online, or through the QDOBA app for pick-up or delivery at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.