Qdoba shuts down Brown Street restaurant after 2 years

The Qdoba Mexican Grill at 1822 Brown St. near the University of Dayton campus has shut its doors — and this isn’t a summer hiatus.

The franchise operator for the Brown Street location told this news outlet the restaurant will not reopen in its current space, but may relocate in the months ahead, possibly to the Kettering area. The cyclical nature of the restaurant’s customer base — business plummeted when UD classes were not in session — contributed to the decision to shut down the Brown Street location, the franchise owner said. The restaurant opened in August 2014.

Two other Dayton-area Qdoba locations, in Beavercreek and Miamisburg, are not affected by the closing.

Qdoba had plenty of competition in the Mexican category on the Brown Street strip, which also includes Chipotle Mexican Grill, Hot Head Burritos and El Rancho Grande.

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