Chipotle Watch Out!

Sep 01, 2010

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Café Rio, now is the time! Headquarted in Salt Lake City, Utah, Café Rio is fast expanding Mexican fast casual food concept with over 30 locations in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Colorado, Arizona and by the end of this year, Virginia and Boise.

What makes a restaurant memorable? One of the pillars in restaurant excellence is being truly known for something that makes your establishment stand out from the crowd. In this case, besides the stellar service at Café Rio, what specifically stood out the most on my visit were the freshly cooked tortillas, grilled meats, a uniquely fun atmosphere and decor at a great price.  In fact, in Café Rio was awarded “Sandelman and Associates’ 2009 Quick Track Award of Excellence and was rated the number-one quick-service Mexican restaurant in the nation for customer satisfaction, an Oscar equivalent in the restaurant industry,” according to their recent press release. This is why I say Café Rio “gets it!”. If I had to pick between Chipotle and Cafe Rio I would definitely choose Cafe Rio.