New Springfield Hot Head Burritos expected to open before Thanksgiving

The third Hot Head Burritos restaurant in Springfield is expected to open in about two months.

“The intent is to have the new Springfield store open before Thanksgiving,” Hot Head Burritos Corporate Vice President Kelly Gray said.

The fast-casual Mexican restaurant will be located in the Park Shopping Center on Bechtle Avenue. The building previously housed Jon Smith Subs and Grill Time Express.

“We felt like this was the last place in Springfield we could do a third store," Gray said.

Springfield has two other Hot Head Burritos restaurants located at 2953 Derr Road and 3459 E. National Road.

The restaurants were both built in 2012.

Gray told the News-Sun that the Derr Road store is a corporate store and the other two stores are owned by franchisees. She said the franchisee owner of the new location has five Hot Head Burritos restaurants open now and three more restaurants that are under construction including the Springfield location.

“Our stores do very well in Springfield and we’re very grateful for their patronage and that’s what made us feel like we could do one additional store there.”

The locally based burrito chain also has been adding alcoholic beverages to many of its restaurants, with an emphasis on craft beers and margaritas.

“They are considering bringing in Margaritas (to the new Springfield location), but will not open with them,” Gray said.

The chain is also renovating many of its restaurants to give them more of a cantina-like feel, the burrito chain’s founders say.

Gray said the Springfield location on Derr Road will be remodeled “shortly.”

Hot Head Burritos was founded in Dayton in 2007 and now operates more than 70 locations in seven states. Its menu includes burritos, bowls, tacos, nachos and quesadillas.

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