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A Better Built Blog from your friends at Pancheros Mexican Grill

Bob Gone Wild

June 6th, 2013

Bob works hard. There is no denying that. This guy mixes up thousands of burritos on a daily basis, and you never hear the guy complain, not even once.

Because of this, we thought Bob deserved a little time off. Break lose. Let off some steam. But Bob needed a little help figuring out what to do with his time off. Thus, Bob Gone Wild.

We asked you, everyday Pancheros lovers, to take Bob with you after visiting your favorite burrito place, and introduce him to somewhere awesome; let Bob go wild! We couldn't just let you say you were going wild with Bob though, oh no, we needed some hard proof. Photo proof.

For taking a photo of/with Bob and submitting it to our Facebook app you are eligible to win a year of free burritos, and a hot air balloon ride with Bob! (so romantic!) You still have an entire week to submit your photos to win a burrito-filled hot air balloon ride. So what are you waiting for, grab a Bob and go wild! (But keep it PG. Ah, who are we kidding, PG-13 is probably okay, too)

Check out some of our submissions!


The First National Bobs Day

May 2nd, 2012

Burritos, bursting at the seams, free to anyone named Bob.

May 1st, 2012 marked the first official National Bobs day. Pancheros is leading the way in the fight to save the name Bob. If you haven't been fully educated about the initiative, no worries, just head over to our page at savebobs.org, or on Facebook, and watch the video of our friend Bob explaining the current state of the Bob economy. 

But, Pancheros decided it wasn't enough to just raise awareness about the plight of the name Bob, oh no... we needed to do our part by giving each and every Bob a hot meal; A burrito, to be more specific. 

Ergo, National Bob day was born. On May 1st, anyone named Bob, Rob, Robert, Bobbie, Boberta or Roberina could walk into a Pancheros and proudly proclaim "I am Bob, give me burrito!" and after a few awkward glances from other dining patrons, they would receive a FREE burrito!

What would this world be had we listened to the great musical musings of Steve Marley, would Mark Dole proudly run for president? And lets be honest, Rick Dylan just sounds ridiculous. Throughout history, Bobs have made a difference in the lives of others, and we are here to fight the fight that needs fighting! Every day Pancheros relies on a Bob that is near and dear to our hearts. With Bob's help, we've torn down the walls that once stood between meat and rice, between beans and salsa. Ingredients can now co-conspire as one. Bob has single-handedly revolutionized burrito building forever.

Below is a collection of Bobs and their burritos. A girl hugging a Bob with a burrito. Also, a photo of a burrito taken by Bob.


Were you one of the fortunate Bobs to get a burrito? Let us know how the sweet taste of FREEdom was.


University of Iowa   Dance Marathon

February 28th, 2012

Each year, The University of Iowa, and many other universities/colleges, hold a fundraiser called Dance Marathon. 

Proceeds from the University of Iowa Dance Marathon go straight to the UofI Children's Hospital. Pancheros has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work very closely with the Dance Marathon planning committee for the last 5 years. After 24 hours of straight dancing and activities (with no caffeine allowed...) these dancers are bound to work up an appetite. Pancheros swoops in and saves the day! Each year we happily provide the Dance Marathon staff and dancers with colossal burritos to keep them on their feet.


This year, UofI dance marathon raised $1,369,147.18! Since it's inception, the organization has raised more than $11.2 million to support pediatric oncology programs at the UI Children’s Hospital.

You guys are rockstars. Thanks for letting Pancheros be a part of this awesome event. FTK!

Burrito Fever

February 24th, 2012

I got a prescription, baby, and the only fever is more burritos! ....wait, that came out wrong.

Do you like basketball? Do you like winning year supplies of burritos? Well, it just so happens we have combined those two great American pass-times into one awesome event.

The idea is simple, we're hitting up area high-schools and colleges to give students with half-court shooting prowess a chance to put their skills to good use. Selected at random, students who nail this half-court walk away with one year of free burritos. (warning: please don't eat all of these in one sitting)

Anyway, check out some videos of our winners, and be looking for burrito fever at a school near you!

check our most recent winner on our Facebook page

Hamilton, NJ gets a Pancheros

February 22nd, 2012
Welcome to the club, Hamilton.
The club of places that Pancheros Mexican Grill can now call home.

I think it's safe to say that we are pretty excited to be rooted in Hamilton. But, a few people in the community also seem pretty excisted to have a Pancheros now.. heck, we even had Mayor John Bencivengo help us out with the ceremonial ribbon cutting! (photo proof below) (lookin' good, John!)

But, with all proper grand openings of a Pancheros restaurant, there must be a celebration. And boy was there... $1 burrito night was a success. 

94.5 PST helped us kick-start the celebration, broadcasting live from the event, and also probably chowing down on a few great burritos.

We came. We saw. We served burritos.