Rick Bayless Opening a Tortas Frontera at UPenn

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is opening a Tortas Frontera at the University of Pennsylvania in early January. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the Arts, Research and Cultural House (ARCH) at 3601 Locust Street. The building has recently undergone a $20 million renovation.

This is the first university location of Tortas Frontera and also its first location outside of Chicago. The quick-service spot will be opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect Mexican standards like tortas, fresh guacamole, molletes (open-faced quick sandwiches), soups and cazuelas (hearty Mexican casseroles), salads and gluten-free options. A wide variety of grab-and-go options will also be available. Tortas Frontera will be convenient to the Penn community, accepting cash, credit, Dining Dollars, and Penn Cash.

Bayless has built a restaurant empire since opening his Frontera Grill in Chicago 25-years ago. Now he has nearly a dozen restaurants as well as a television show and cookbook.

Tortas Frontera [Foobooz]


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  • Xoco

    Whoa. This is huge news… although Rick missed his bullseye by about 20 blocks.

  • WingTip

    Looking at the food pics on Yelp, those Torta sandwiches look tasty… http://tinyurl.com/ma2ad47. The EATER had reported it will be ‘an entirely new concept’… New concept as in not seen in Philly before or new concept as in this Tortas Frontera concept will be different then his Chicago locations? http://tinyurl.com/n6s8df7

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      New concept as in, not seen in Philly. It is an extension of the Chicago based Tortas Frontera chain.

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