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Pancheros Named #1 Fast Casual Chain

Named #1 Best Franchise Opportunities

Find out why Pancheros was named the #1 Best Franchise Opportunities in Fast Casual Chains.

By: Dan Gentile

While no restaurant chain has ever seen a meteoric rise quite like Chipotle, a select few are proving you don’t need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom. Predicting this type of success isn’t easy, but there are tell-tale signs: a bulletproof concept, smart expansion strategy, and practical use of tinfoil are all solid indicators that a new chain might soon arrive at a corner near you. These are our best bets, ranging from tiny local chains that’ve yet to step outside their hometowns to well-established regional players that still have plenty of territory left to settle.

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named best franchise opportunities
Credit: Pancheros

Est. 1992, Iowa City, IA
Number of locations: 65
What they do: Burritos with fresh tortillas and ingredients that are thoroughly mixed together with what they call “Bob the Tool”
Why they might blow up: They carve out their own section of the burrito-market pie by upping the ante on ingredients and combating one of the food group’s biggest pet peeves, uneven distribution of filling wealth.


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