The Pancheros history began in Iowa City, Iowa, on the corner of Clinton and Washington, where Rodney Anderson founded Pancheros Mexican Grill on August 14, 1992. Not too long thereafter, Pancheros became a staple of the Eastern Iowa restaurant scene.

Realizing the potential for growth, Pancheros began franchising the fast-casual Mexican concept in 2004—allowing other entrepreneurs to capitalize on the popularity of our one-of-a-kind burritos.

With recent grand openings in Connecticut, Florida, and South Dakota, Pancheros is serving up fresh-pressed tortillas and perfectly-mixed ingredients in more than 70 restaurant franchise locations across 14 states.

Pancheros has its sights set on burrito world domination. But, we can’t do it on our own.

Want to learn more about how we’ve changed the burrito game forever? Click here to find out more about our proprietary ingredient-mixing spatula—Bob the Tool, fresh-pressed tortillas, and the velvety queso that brings our loyal guests back day after day.

Restaurant Franchise Opportunity Available

At Pancheros we pride ourselves on the ability to make a better burrito that out-burritos the competition. Our customers know the difference, and our franchisees benefit from the difference. Download your free copy of Burrito Gossip to learn what makes Pancheros different, and what makes Pancheros a great restaurant franchise opportunity.


Gary Matusiak, Vice President of Franchise Development
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