National chain Qdoba Mexican Grill has plans to open a location in Queensgate in south Richland. The projected opening date is late June, so sometime after Krispy Kreme (which could open this month).

If you've never had Qdoba it's higher quality than fast food, but it is still set up like one (no wait staff). It will likely compete with Costa Vida -- although Queensgate does have a sit-down Mexican restaurant. Business is booming there, however, and even though people can get a burger at McDonald's, Burger King, Sterlings, Bob's Burgers, A&W or Five Guys, that didn't stop Hop Jacks from coming in and doing well. So one more place to get fresh tacos and burritos shouldn't shake existing businesses too badly.

I'll definitely stop by and try it out. Here are some images from their Facebook page:

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