Tortas Frontera expands to Downtown Chicago via Kitchen United MIX ghost kitchen

Mexican fast casual has expansive reach out of MIX in Near North Side, Tortazo

Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless has partnered with Kitchen United to expand his Tortas Frontera concept. The Mexican restaurant that operated out of O’Hare International Airport will now offer its cuisine to Chicago residents through Kitchen United MIX beginning August 24. Combined with the ability of guests to pick up and order its delivery from sister concept Tortazo at Willis Tower, fast-casual Tortas Frontera should reach most locations in Downtown Chicago.

Bayless, who is no stranger to the spotlight, is the creator of restaurant concepts that include Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. The Tortas Frontera concept emphasizes quality, local ingredients, and authentic Mexican flavors, according to an announcement.

“Restaurant models are evolving to meet growing consumer demand for off premise dining,” said Jim Collins, Kitchen United chief executive. “Tortas Frontera is part of a truly iconic Chicago restaurant family. It’s fun to be able to offer the city food from such a great brand through our Kitchen Center.”

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At Kitchen United’s MIX, guests will be able to order Tortas Frontera for delivery or pick-up via digital ordering or onsite kiosks. As one of the initial breakthrough ghost-kitchen providers, Kitchen United provides comprehensive solutions for restaurant operators looking to expand their off-premises business.

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