Competition is heating up around the country as smaller chains vie for a chunk of the burrito market amid Chipotle’s continued struggles following various public health nightmares. Boston, which has a handful of its own local chains — including Boloco, Boca Grande, Anna’s Taqueria, and Los Amigos (to name a few) — may soon have another contender join the mix from New York City, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Dos Toros Taqueria has 11 existing locations and plans to add four to six new locations each year over the next few years, including in Boston. The burrito chain reportedly received $10 million in funding from an investment group. The chain first opened in 2009, Boston Restaurant Talk reported, and it serves a lineup of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and platos or salads. Other new locations could open in Philadelphia, Houston, and Washington, DC.
Dos Toros is just one of numerous New York-based chains eyeing expansion into Boston these days — or already open here. As reported earlier today, Magnolia Bakery is renewing a years-old plan to come to town; Luke's Lobster opened its second Boston location last week; Dig Inn recently opened in Back Bay and has more local outposts in the works; Num Pang is coming to Back Bay; Xi'an Famous Foods is still planning to come here; Shake Shack's 100th location just opened here in Boston; and those are just the tip of the iceberg.