18 Chicago Area Qdoba Mexican Grills To Close By Friday

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 26, 2013 10:15PM

2013_6_26_qdoba.jpg Qdoba Mexican Grill announced the closing of 18 Chicago area stores by 3 p.m. Friday. The news, which the company announced on its Facebook page and Twitter feed, is part of a plan to close 67 mostly underperforming stores across the country.

Qdoba, which is owned by Jack in the Box Inc., still plans to open another 70-75 stores by the end of the year and 140 by the end of 2014. Qdoba president Tim Casey said in a statement, “By closing these locations and optimizing our company footprint, we can be more effective in focusing our advertising and marketing resources to support existing and planned restaurants in our core markets where we have high levels of brand awareness.”

The closings could also help some people from becoming confused by the nearly identical models of Qdoba and the larger Chipotle Mexican Grill.

The 18 locations are:

7343 W. Lake St., River Forest
587 E. Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn
5141 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn
31 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park
4430 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora
383 W. Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale
1400 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove
50 N Mannheim Rd., Hillside
2701 E. Main St. St., Charles
2001 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton
1001 75th St., Woodridge
20 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
2191 N. Clybourn., Chicago
2427 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
328 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
227 E. Ontario, Chicago
556 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst
17W639 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace

And here's a map laying out the locations.

View Qdoba closings in a larger map