At QDOBA, our mission is to bring flavor to people’s lives through our communities, our people, our restaurants, and of course, our food. We believe every individual makes a difference and that even the smallest detail or act of kindness can make someone’s life a little more flavorful.
We’re committed to adding flavor to the communities we serve. From hosting fundraisers in local communities to providing more than 5 million meals to children in need through our partnership with No Kid Hungry, we strive to support our communities in every way we can. This is why we do things like celebrate first responders at our Local Hero Nights, donate our excess food from our headquarters, surprise frontline workers with free QDOBA food, and honor our active military service members in our hometown of San Diego. It’s our way of saying thank you for bringing flavor to our lives.
QDOBA is more than just memorable Mexican-inspired food. We’re made up of flavorful people who embody our approach to diversity and inclusion in both our corporate office and restaurants. We hire from the communities that we serve, create job opportunities for over 16,000 people, and enable these company and franchise employees to individually develop and build their careers. We not only emphasize the importance of inclusion within our workforce, but we proudly extend this philosophy to our business practices by incorporating a vendor inclusion process that develops minority-owned businesses. With all of our diverse members, it’s no secret why we have the best flavors.
Our restaurant experience is built with you in mind. QDOBA cares about creating a safe, healthy, and welcoming atmosphere, while protecting the world’s resources at the same time. We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by minimizing our resource consumption and growing our sustainable packaging over time. Whether it’s through our cutlery, compostable bowls, brown bags, strawless lids, or working with a third-party organization to improve our waste, energy, and water usage—QDOBA continuously strives to be environmentally-conscious.
At QDOBA, ingredients are important to us because we believe that crafting the most delicious flavors starts with quality ingredients and thoughtful preparation. We take pride in preparing meals from scratch in our kitchens each day. From chopping our fresh produce to grilling our chicken and steak, and preparing our rice, beans, and tortilla chips—preparation is done in-house and by hand, the way it’s meant to be. As we continue to progress in our journey to having all of our ingredients be “clean,” we manage a current list of ingredients we pledge to avoid. QDOBA is proudly working towards having our labels be clean by the end of 2023.