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Qdoba Mexican Grill is a chain of fast casual Fresh Mex restaurants in the United States and Canada serving Mexican-style cuisine. The company is owned by Jack in the Box.

Founder and Colorado native Anthony Miller and partner Robert Hauser opened the first restaurant in 1995. The Denver, Colorado, location was an immediate success with first year revenues exceeding $1,500,000. The cost of opening the 1,300-square-foot (120 m2) store was only $180,000.

The restaurants have gone through a few name changes. After initially opening as Zuma, the name was changed to Z-TECA Mexican Grill to avoid confusion with other Zuma Mexican restaurants. When that name was deemed to be too similar to Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill the name Qdoba was invented.

Qdoba now operates over 600 fast casual restaurant locations throughout the United States.

Qdoba Queso Dip Recipe


  • 1 cup shreddred Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 cup American Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 roasted Poblano Peppers (finely chopped)
  • 8 ounces Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Garlic
  • Salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours; stir occasionally or until cheese is melted.
  3. Thin with more milk or cream if necessary; taste and adjust seasoning.

For additional flavor, add finely chopped onion, ground cumin, chopped roasted red pepper, etc.

Serve hot from crock with tortilla chips.

If you are making this for a party, be sure to pour it into a nice party slow cooker and keep it warm for your guests throughout the night.


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Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Patis Mexican TableThe host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.

Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains. Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry. Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico.

Dishes like Chicken à la Trash (it’s delicious!), a one-pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook; Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle; Sweet and Salty Salmon; and Mexican-Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire. You’ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs (with red and green salsa), to Oaxaca-Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas.

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