Greater Waco’s second Fuego Tortilla Grill has opened, this one at 1524 S. Interstate 35, near Baylor University.
Manager Ross Yentzen said the restaurant was full most of the day Thursday, when it opened its doors. He said that for a couple of weeks it will serve from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., then transition to 24-hour service.
The origina Fuego Tortilla Grill is at 9110 Jordan Lane in Woodway, next to Premier ER Plus.
The restaurants feature Mexican food made from scratch, including tacos, barbacoa, carne asada and rotisserie chicken. Speciality tacos helped Fuego make a name for itself. Popular dishes include the Dr Pepper Cowboy (brisket, Dr Pepper barbecue sauce); El Presidente, (rotisserie chicken, bacon, battered and fried avocado); and Leti Da Bomb (brisket, fried avocado, blue cheese).
Yentzen said he hired about 50 people for the second location.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1115 N. Valley Mills Drive, will participate in its company’s National Career Day on Sept. 9.
Chipotle has a goal of hiring 4,000 new employees nationwide. Teams at each eatery will interview as many as 60 applicants between 8 and 11 a.m.
Candidates can register for interviews at their local Chipotle or at www.NationalCareerDay.com.
Chipotle employs 60,000 people, “and entry-level crew positions can put employees on the path to developing rewarding careers,” the company said, adding in the past year it has promoted 10,000 people into management roles.
Brenham-based Blue Bell, recovering from a deadly listeria outbreak that forced it to cease production of its ice cream, recently revealed more future plans.
As reported in the Tribune-Herald, Blue Bell is expected to be available in H-E-B stores by mid-September. It isn’t known, though, which state will receive the first shipments.
Blue Bell said its initial offerings will include the Great Divide, which has vanilla and chocolate ice cream in a divided carton; Cookies ’n Cream, the popular combination of vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate creme cookies; and chocolate.
Mission Waco’s plans to operate a food trailer called Urban Edibles got a boost. The trailer has passed inspection by the Waco-McLennan County Health District, with a note from the inspector saying “well planned and executed,” according to Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of the organization.
Dorrell said Mission Waco soon will recruit low-income youths and adults to staff the trailer and learn skills they can apply to gain full-time employment at restaurants and other food-service entities.
In an email Friday, Dorrell said the grand opening will be in the parking lot behind World Cup Café in a few days.
The Dwyer Group, one of the largest franchising organizations in the world, is holding its 34th annual reunion at the JW Marriott in Austin through Wednesday.
The event, featuring keynote speaker Brian Tracy, marks the goals the Waco-based company reached in the past year. The firm oversees 2,100 franchise locations.