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Qdoba creates culinary hub at new headquarters

Brand leaves Jack in the Box campus for new offices in San Diego

Though Jack in the Box sold Qdoba Mexican Eats last year to a private equity firm, the fast-casual Mexican brand kept offices on the same San Diego campus of its old parent company.

Now, the physical split with Jack in the Box Inc. is complete.

Qdoba, now owned by New York-based Apollo Global Management LLC, relocated its headquarters last week to a building once occupied by San Diego Union-Tribune.

Known as the Ampersand office complex, the new space has been remodeled to meet the needs and culture of Qdoba, the company said.

Anointed as “Qdoba Flavor Central,” the new office features 14 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a fitness studio and on-site café called The Q. The central corridor of the office is called the “Queso Hallway,” because the ceiling and part of the wall is painted orange to look like oozing melted cheese.

“We have an energetic, engaged team that needed a work space to facilitate our rapid growth,” said Keith Guilbault, Qdoba CEO, in a statement.

Click on slideshow to get a closer look at the 744-unit brand’s new headquarters.

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