Bellefontaine hot for Hot Head Burritos

Local residents propelled the new Hot Head Burritos restaurant to the top tier among the chain’s 60 restaurants in opening week sales, owners reported this week.


Jakob Yule, one of about 20 employees of the new Hot Head Burritos restaurant in Bellefontaine, prepares a bowl for a customer on Thursday evening. In its first week of operation, the Bellefontaine franchise, 1704 S. Main St., took third overall for opening week sales, owner Steve Collins of Springfield said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

The build-your-own burrito or bowl concept restaurant, located at 1704 S. Main St., opened the evening of Feb. 17 and in the first week, the total sales were third highest among all stores, both corporate and franchise, local store owner Steve Collins said.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response we’ve had from this community especially in the inclement weather we’ve had,” Mr. Collins, who also owns a Springfield franchise store, said. “For people to come out in that weather and support us the way they have is phenomenal.”

The concept is similar to build your-own-sandwhich shops, but instead of bread with cold cuts and veggies, customers select from flour tortillas, bowls or tacos topped with their choice of five different meats or a vegetarian option outfitted with beans, rice and salsa.


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