Panera Bread Company, in Worcester, MA, sought legal action to prevent a Qdoba Mexican Grill from moving into the same strip mall. Their lease prevents the building of a sandwich shop in the same plaza, and Panera is arguing that burritos do, in fact, qualify as a type of sandwich…
My professional opinion on the matter?
1) No, a burrito is not a sandwich.
2) Qdoba is pretty good for cheap/fast Mexican food but they’ll be competing with Moe’s Southwestern Grille across the street. Qdoba’s food is better, but Moe’s greets you at the door with a friendly, slightly ridiculous “Welcome to MOOOOOE’s.”
What’s funnier about this article is that I used to work at that Panera.