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Fast-Casual Tex-Mex Tijuana Flats Rolls Out New Menu

Burrito lovers rejoice! With their biggest menu roll out in their 15 year existence, fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats welcomes half a dozen new menu options to the South Florida Mexican food-loving masses starting today.

All six new items were featured items in test stores throughout the Central Florida area for three months before being added to the menu. Tijuana Flats Director of Marketing Ashley Montgomery said that menu reviews are conducted yearly where slight revisions are made, but bigger menu changes are done every 2-3 years.

The newly added "signature burritos" feature the Tijuana Flats take on other classic dishes. The Steak & Cheesy Burrito, a Tex-mex version of a classic philly cheese steak, is filled with seasoned steak, grilled onions, peppers and topped with mozzarella cheese.

The signature burritos include the most popular dish during menu testing, the Bangin' Chicken Burrito. Crispy chicken tossed in Tijuana Flat's signature Smack my Ass Bangin' Chicken sauce and loaded with grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and ranch dressing. The Blackened Chicken Caeser Burrito is also new to the group.

Also added is the Chips & Beefy Queso dip, which is Tijuana's delicious classic cheese "queso" dip mixed with fresh ground beef. A test store favorite is the Tres Tacos, where guests can add a third taco to the ever-popular Dos Tacos. Now a permanent menu item are the Rice Bowls - a large, whole wheat fried tortilla shell loaded with rice, black beans, grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, green onions, salsa and your choice of meat.

Also on deck is the Power Lite option, where guests can order entrees at 500 calories or less. With options of a whole wheat tortilla, low-fat cheese and fat-free sour cream, Montgomery says it's an option they established for their "health-conscious" guests.

There are eight South Florida locations, with three more slated to open this year.

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Dori Zinn

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