Qdoba Catering

Qdoba Catering has a very interesting history starting in 1995 when it was first opened as Zuma Fresh Mexican Grill. It is owned by two partners, Colorado based Anthony Miller and Robert Hauser who belonged to Grant Street and Sixth Avenue in Denver. The duo first came into contact in New York City. At the time, Hauser was a chef at the well-known Le Cirque restaurant and studying at the Culinary Institute of America while Miller was working as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch. Together they started Zuma, naming it after a friend's pet cat. The restaurant was an absolute success and within the first year, they had customers lining up outside their door every evening around dinner. Hauser put together most of the dishes on the menu and did his best to present food that was healthy and nutritious. This he did by adding more of fresh vegetables and herbs as far as possible, and eliminating the typical animal fats used in cooking, instead using vegetable oils. Even so, he would manage to serve 30 customers with a waiting time of 7 minutes. It had cost the partners just $180,000 to open their first restaurant in Denver, Colorado that covered an area of 1,300-square-foot or 120 square meters. But, the profits they earned in the very first year went over $1,500,000 which was absolutely amazing. In 1997, the partners had to consider a name change because of several factors. In Boston, another restaurant that had the same name, Zuma, brought a lawsuit against them. Secondly, there was another chain in Denver that operated under the name ZuZu Handmade Mexican Grill and this caused some amount of misunderstandings. Finally, the   restaurant was rechristened as Z-Teca Mexican Grill. But the restaurant's name problems were not over yet. The Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill in Arizona and Azteca in Washington state brought fresh lawsuits saying that the name Z-Teca violated trademark rules since it was very much alike their own names. Finally, in 1999, the ad company Heckler & Associates came up with the name Qdoba and the name issue was finally solved. The company had another change also and this time it was in the CEOship when Gary Beisler took over from Miller. Qdoba catering serves food for different events by way of do-it-yourself bars and boxed meals for lunch. You could organize catering for sports parties, business and on-the-go meetings, and any other event. And you can be assured of excellent food cooked with fresh, top-class ingredients and delicious Mexican herbs and spices.

Qdoba Catering Menu Prices

HOT TACO BAR  
Nacho Bar - Satisfy your guests with a hot taco bar. Let them choose from soft flour tortillas or crispy corn taco shells filled with Qdoba Adobo-marinated flame-grilled chicken and steak. (10 Person Min.) $9.50/person
Nacho Bar w/Cookie or Brownie - Satisfy your guests with a hot taco bar. Let them choose from soft flour tortillas or crispy corn taco shells filled with Qdoba Adobo-marinated flame-grilled chicken and steak. (10 Person Min.) $10.00/person
HOT NAKED BURRITO BAR  
Naked Burrito Bar - Let your guests choose from white rice tossed with cilantro & lime or Adobo Seasoned Brown Rice, slow simmered beans and Adobo-marinated flame-grilled chicken and steak. (20 Person Min.) $9.50/person
Naked Burrito Bar w/ Cookie or Brownie - Let your guests choose from white rice tossed with cilantro & lime or Adobo Seasoned Brown Rice, slow simmered beans and Adobo-marinated flame-grilled chicken and steak. (20 Person Min.) $10.00/person
BOXED LUNCHES  
Boxed Lunch - Qdoba boxed lunches are perfect for bus trips, working meetings or any time you need a grab and go lunch. ( 10 Person Min.) $8.00/person