6/27/2013 01:42:00 PM

The Collapse of Qdoba: 18 Chicago Locations to Close

Qdoba, the fast-casual Mexican food chain also known as “not Chipotle,” will close 18 of its 23 Chicago-area locations tomorrow at 3 PM. The announcement was first made via Facebook and Twitter, and then later confirmed in a statement by Qdoba president Tim Casey. “By closing these locations and optimizing our company footprint,” Casey said. “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 Chicago closures are in addition to 67 more closures nationwide. Despite ceasing operations at these lower-performing stores, Qudoba is planning to open 145 new restaurants by the end of next year. The full list of closures is below.

7343 W. Lake St., River Forest

587 E. Roosevelt Road, 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 Ave., Chicago

2427 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

328 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

227 E. Ontario St., Chicago

556 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst

17W639 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace

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