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    Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Has anyone else been here? The place is amazing. It's owned/managed by a guy who used to run Flying Burrito, and basically he took the Flying Burrito model, put it in a nicer restaurant, add even more options (8 different tortillas, 6 kinds of meat i think, a lot of salsas, etc). It's a ton of food for under $6, and its right at the intersection of Merle Hay and Johnston Dr., right off 30/80. Anyone in DSM who misses Flying Burrito, and can't stand having to go to Panchero's/Chipotle/Qdoba knowing they are paying more for a product that is undoubtedly inferior to Flying should really check this place it out.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    I've never understood the infatuation with Flying Burrito and the subsequent pounding Pancheros, Chipotle, etc take around here. It's possible some of us pay more for Pancheros because we like it more.



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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I've never understood the infatuation with Flying Burrito and the subsequent pounding Pancheros, Chipotle, etc take around here. It's possible some of us pay more for Pancheros because we like it more.
    Never quite understood it either. I've have both Qboda and Pancheros here in Davenport. If I had to choose between the two I'd choose Pancheros everytime.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Panchero's equals big time Hawkeye fans.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I've never understood the infatuation with Flying Burrito and the subsequent pounding Pancheros, Chipotle, etc take around here. It's possible some of us pay more for Pancheros because we like it more.
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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    I wish some disgruntled ex flying burritto employee would move to cedar falls and start one up here.



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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Panchero's equals big time Hawkeye fans.
    You nailed it. I make my food purchase choices because of my sports affiliations and I'm a closet hawkeye fan.

    I've had Flying Burrito before and both my wife and I honestly didn't like it.



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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    You nailed it. I make my food purchase choices because of my sports affiliations and I'm a closet hawkeye fan.

    I've had Flying Burrito before and both my wife and I honestly didn't like it.
    I wasn't saying you specifically, just the reason why people don't like the company.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Panchero's equals big time Hawkeye fans.
    And this is where I say GET A LIFE...

    If I had a life-threatening medical condition and had to be rushed to a hospital, am I going to be turning down UI Hospital because the place is populated with UI grads and student interns? Me thinks not.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    And this is where I say GET A LIFE...

    If I had a life-threatening medical condition and had to be rushed to a hospital, am I going to be turning down UI Hospital because the place is populated with UI grads and student interns? Me thinks not.
    Again, answering a question as to the reason people try to avoid it. Good comparison on burritos and life threatening injuries though.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Kum and Go is a huge Hawk supporter. I have a card with them that gets me $.05 off every gallon, so I try to get my gas there. Guess I must be a closet hawk as well.


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Again, answering a question as to the reason people try to avoid it. Good comparison on burritos and life threatening injuries though.
    I don't see where there ISN'T a comparison. You implied all businesses that are run by Hawkeye fans/grads should be avoided at all costs. Going by your implication that means that UI doctors are just as bad, if not worse, than the owners of Pancheros simply because they went to UI. Further, I guess you won't be getting any medical treatment in the state whatsoever, then, because I'm pretty sure most of them got their doctorates at UI...


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I've never understood the infatuation with Flying Burrito and the subsequent pounding Pancheros, Chipotle, etc take around here. It's possible some of us pay more for Pancheros because we like it more.

    Take if from someone that has lived in San Diego for 5 years... You have no idea what you're talking about. Flying burrito is certainly the closest thing I've found in Iowa that even comes close to a "burrito".


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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Panchero's equals big time Hawkeye fans.
    They started in Iowa City, correct. But the wife of the founder was my T.A. for JLMC 101 at Iowa State. Besides, it's better.



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    Re: Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

    I liked the bandit in Johnston. Very good food for a great price. The garlic corn salsa was great.


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