Mexican flavors reach the mainstream as QSRs look to add bolder flavors to menus

Mexican flavors reach the mainstream as QSRs look to add bolder flavors to menus

Larger numbers of burger, chicken and other quick-service operations in the fast-food mainstream are adding south of the border spice to their menus.

Chipotle and poblano peppers, spicy beans, cilantro and all kinds of salsa are becoming commonplace at most of the major burger chains and at submarine-sandwich and bakery-cafe concepts. Even the Kentucky origins of the KFC brand are being back-burnered at nearly 300 of that chain’s Southern

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