Fast-casual restaurant brand employs more than 125 corporate team members locally in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – June 4, 2019 – QDOBA Mexican Eats®, a leading Mexican fast-casual chain, is choosing to stay and invest in San Diego by opening its new headquarters in the AMP&RSAND office complex. Named “QDOBA Flavor Central,” the headquarters will also serve as a hub for the culinary team to create and test menu innovations.

“The QDOBA team is excited to call ‘America’s Finest City’ our official home,” said Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA Mexican Eats. “During the search for our new office, we knew we wanted to stay in San Diego and diligently sought out a space that reflects our collaboration-centric culture. The AMP&RSAND is a perfect fit.”

Formerly occupied by The San Diego Union-Tribune, QDOBA’s new headquarters is located at 350 Camino De La Reina. The office features exposed brick, concrete pillars and 14 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. QDOBA employees will be able to enjoy building amenities including, a fitness studio, on-site café and 40,000-square-feet of outdoor communal space.

“We have an energetic, engaged team that needed a work space to facilitate our rapid growth,” continued Guilbault. “Two years ago, we were a team of 40, but since our acquisition by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), we now employ approximately 125 dedicated team members locally in San Diego.”

CBRE Group, a large commercial real estate services and investment firm, represented the AMP&RSAND and Hughes Marino represented QDOBA in the site selection, negotiation and project management of the remodeled space. The Casey Brown Company repurposed this property into a creative office campus and the QDOBA workspace was designed by SCA Architecture.

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“The QDOBA team is excited to call ‘America’s Finest City’ our official home,” said Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA Mexican Eats.

About QDOBA Mexican Eats QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 740 locations in the U.S. and Canada. QDOBA uses ingredients prepared in-house, by hand, and fresh throughout the day to create delicious menu options. Guests can experience QDOBA's delicious flavors by enjoying one of its signature menu options that are chef-crafted for convenience and ease, or by customizing their burritos, bowls, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and salads to suit their personal tastes. For three years running, QDOBA has been voted the “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” as part of the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Discover more at or on the QDOBA app, which is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Fans can also connect with QDOBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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