Counting the local eateries that qualify as fast-casual and modified-casual restaurants may be similar to counting sheep: there is a seemingly endless supply.

While one, Qdoba Mexican Grill, has closed locations, there are others headed to town. Cheeseburger Bobby’s and Foster’s Grille are the next new arrivals.

Last month Qdoba downsized its Tallahassee presence from three locations to one. Qdoba officials at the corporate office in Colorado did not return telephone calls. The local franchisee originally had a total of 10 stores serving Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Miami.

As for the two burger places, they are franchises with plans to expand into Tallahassee. Foster’s will open in the Fallschase development later this year, while Cheeseburger Bobby’s plans to have 15 North Florida locations by 2010.

Founded in 1999 in Virginia, Foster’s opened franchises three years ago. The company adheres to a simple approach when it comes to food.

Originally posted by Cris Zimermann on August 21, 2008 in Franchise Site.


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