Habanero's, University of California, Riverside
A holiday break refresh is all this concept needed to get things cooking again.
Since the location opened in January, Garner says her team has been pleasantly surprised with how well the location has done.
"We looked at February as our first clean month of sales and we saw about a 97% increase in revenue," Garner says. "We went from about 5,200 customers per month to about 9,340 customers per month. We didn’t really increase guest check because we weren’t trying to increase the cost of food, if anything we provided a little bit more price tiering. You can get a couple of tacos for $5 or you could move all the way up to a grande nachos for $8. We also added an expanded breakfast. We always had a little bit of breakfast built around a breakfast burrito, which is still the most popular breakfast item that we have, but we also added your basic large breakfast with pancakes, eggs, potatoes, proteins as well as breakfast nachos and those have been hugely popular."