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  1. Let the Mexican grill showdown begin: Team Chipotle or Team Qdoba?

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    December 13, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It could get downright ugly down on Fourth Street.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill will officially open its first Louisville location at 315 S. Fourth Street, a space attached to the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Business First of Louisville reported Wednesday.

    This puts the fast-casual restaurant across from Qdoba Mexican Grill, a very similar competitor. My office-mates and I have already had heated debates over the merits of each of these Mexican-ish chain restaurants. The fans on both sides are passionate and decisive.

    I’m on Team Qdoba. Here’s why:

    • Qdoba is all I know. I’ve only been to a Chipotle once. I’m not opposed to eating there; I’m just rarely in the same city with a Chipotle franchise. I live across the street from a Qdoba. Convenience is important, people.
    • Qdoba has some pretty sweet rewards. With a Qdoba card, you get a free meal with every 10th meal. On Tuesdays, you can get double points for your meal. And if that’s not enough, you get email coupons out the wazoo.
    • Qdoba has wheat tortillas. A small triumph in my battle against white grains.


    So where do you stand in the Battle of Mexican-ish Fast-Casual?

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