Bubbakoo’s Burritos opens first Illinois location in Arlington Heights

A New Jersey-based fast-casual Mexican restaurant known for its specialty burritos — like Nashville Hot Chicken — is hosting a grand opening at its first Illinois location Thursday in Arlington Heights.

Bubbakoo Burritos, at 115 W. Rand Road in the Arlington Mall Annex, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Tom Hayes and leaders of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon. Customers who download the restaurant’s app will get $3 off their order on Thursday.

“We really enjoy getting to know the people of Arlington Heights and wanted to celebrate with the community,” franchise owner Devang Patel said in an announcement of the new location.

Bubbagoo’s was launched in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, in 2008 by business partners Bill Hart and Paul Altero and has since grown to 65 locations in 10 states.

Customers can choose their burrito, burrito bowl, taco and quesadilla ingredients, or order from the signature creations menu. This includes the Burritodilla – a fusion of burrito and quesadilla – and General Tso Chicken Tacos.

Patel said he plans to get involved in the community by organizing fundraisers for local organizations.

“Our goal for this grand opening is to fully introduce ourselves to the community so they know exactly what to expect when they walk into our store, a friendly atmosphere with delicious food,” he said.

The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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