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Encyclopedia > Panchero's Mexican Grill

Panchero's Mexican Grill is a chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine. The chain was founded in 1992 by Rodney Anderson when he opened two units: one in Iowa City, Iowa (near the University of Iowa campus), and one in East Lansing, Michigan (near the Michigan State University campus). There are currently around 50 units throughout the country. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A fast casual restaurant is a type of restaurant which is similar to a fast-food restaurant in that it does not offer full table service, but promises a somewhat higher quality of food and atmosphere. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. It is the principal city of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of both Johnson and Washington counties. ... The University of Iowa -- or Iowa for short -- is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Incorporation 1907 Government  - Mayor Samir Singh Area  - City  11. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ...

Panchero's serves burritos, tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, and taco salads. The salsas, guacamole, and queso dips are made on-site, daily. The restaurant fits into the "fast casual" category, offering both quick service and a higher quality of food than typical fast-food restaurants. Customers start their order by selecting an entrée. Next, the tortilla is pressed fresh on a tortilla presser (this is why their logo states: "It's all about the tortilla"). The customers then choose from the ingredients to be added. Pancheros' main national rivals are Chipotle Mexican Grill, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is a Denver, Colorado-based chain of restaurants specializing in San Francisco burritos and tacos. ... Moes Southwest Grill is an American fast casual restaurant franchised by Raving Brands in the style of Tex-Mex or Fresh Mex. ... Inside Qdoba Mexican Grill in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood. ...

A Panchero's Mexican Grill in Coralville, Iowa.

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Main entrées:

Any of the following can be added: A large burrito. ... The Ars Technica Community Operating System (TACOS) is an imaginary operating system ostensibly created by the members of the popular computer enthusiast web site Ars Technica to represent computing Utopia. ... A quesadilla is a tortilla folded over a cheese (often a Mexican-style soft farmers cheese such as Queso Fresco), cooked meat and/or bean filling, which is then fried, deep fried or toasted using a broiler, griddle, or open fire, and sometimes spiced with salsa. ... A burrito bowl is a burrito or fajita served without the tortilla wrap. ... The taco salad is a delicious mexican inspired dish whereby the classic taco taste is enjoyed in an alternate form. ...

  • Mild Ancho Salsa
  • Hot Tomatillo Salsa
  • Corn Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Jalepenos
  • Lettuce
  • Extra Meat
  • Extra Grilled Veggies

Sides: Guacamole // Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ... Sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. ... Binomial name Capsicum annuum The jalapeño is a small to medium-sized chile pepper that is prized for the hot, burning sensation that it produces in the mouth when eaten. ... Binomial name L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...

Cheese is a food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, buffalo or other mammals. ... Guacamole // Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ...


Various soft drinks, sweet tea, bottled water, sparkling juices and beer are offered.

External links

  • Panchero's Mexican Grill website



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