POTOMAC, Md., April 1, 2019 Fresh from the Elito 8 competition, California Tortilla®, a fast-casual restaurant franchise serving farm-fresh Mexican-inspired dishes hails The Cubano Bowl as the winner of their customer-driven competition. The Cuban inspired dish will be offered at all California Tortilla locations until June 30.
The Cubano Bowl features a savory mix of mesquite chicken on a heap of rice and beans, topped with tostones (fried plantains), mango salsa, avocado, sour cream and cilantro, then drizzled with a made-from-scratch Havana Sauce. Adding a smoky and sweet element to the mix, the Havana Sauce blends BBQ sauce with the flavors of lime juice, orange juice, crushed chili peppers, tomatoes and Mexican spices and herbs. Suggested price for the dish starts at $8.79, and prices vary by location.
During the Elito 8 competition, eight teams representing previous menu items battled for the ultimate prize: to become California Tortilla's next limited-time offer. Fierce competitors included the Flamin' Gator, Ramen Burrito, Chicken Teriyaki and the Mediterranean Bowl. No upsets here with over 4,400 votes racked-up in just three days, customers determined the Cubano Bowl as the clear winner, with one lucky voter won free burritos for a year.
"The Elito 8 competition was a fun, exciting and interactive way to get our customers involved in selecting our next limited-time menu item, "said Keith Goldman, Chief Operating Officer at California Tortilla. "The Cubano Bowl's spicy flavors, fresh ingredients and popular made-from-scratch sauce made the entrée a great contender against other popular dishes. Our home-made tostones were also a slam dunk for our customers, so they can now be ordered separately for a limited-time."
Serving made-to-order burritos, bowls, street tacos, quesadillas and salads, California Tortilla is dedicated to serving farm-fresh, never frozen ingredients and everything is hand prepared in small batches daily in scratch cook kitchens. The innovative menu, grounded in a foundation of Mexican cuisine, features 25 unique chef-created dishes, such as the Korean BBQ Burrito, Blackened Fish Tacos and California Sunset Bowl. Every California Tortilla features a Wall-of-Flame, a towering display of 75 distinct hot sauces, ranging from mild to tongue-melting, allowing guests to further customize the flavor and heat level of their meal.
To learn more about California Tortilla, visit www.californiatortilla.com.
About California Tortilla®
Founded in 2002, fast-casual leader California Tortilla serves fresh, made-to-order burritos, bowls, street tacos, quesadillas and salads grounded in a foundation of Mexican cuisine and infused with imaginative flavor combinations. Best known for farm-fresh ingredients, unique recipes and customizable options, California Tortilla locations feature a Wall-of-Flame containing 75 spice options ranging from mild to extreme. Based in Potomac, Maryland, California Tortilla has over 40 locations across the East Coast. The national franchise has been named No. 35 in Fast Casual Magazine's 2017 Movers and Shakers and voted Best Taco's in Washington, D.C by Washingtonian readers. For more information and to inquire about franchising opportunities, visit www.californiatortilla.com.
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