Bandit Burrito in Johnston...

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  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. jdoggivjc

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    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.
     
  4. Cy Hard

    Cy Hard Well-Known Member

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    Panchero's equals big time Hawkeye fans.
     
  5. Sucker.
     
  6. mramseyISU

    mramseyISU Active Member

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

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Cy Hard

    Cy Hard Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't saying you specifically, just the reason why people don't like the company.
     
  9. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    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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  10. Cy Hard

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    Again, answering a question as to the reason people try to avoid it. Good comparison on burritos and life threatening injuries though.
     
  11. rworkman83

    rworkman83 Lost in Eastern Iowa
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    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.
     
  12. jdoggivjc

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    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...
     
  13. ISUCyclones

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    #13 ISUCyclones, Jul 24, 2008
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    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".
     
  14. Broodwich

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    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. :yes:
     
  15. brianhos

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

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    TA for JLMC 101? How could one possibly need a TA for JLMC 101? It's a friggin' history/theory/intro course. Have things really regressed that far? Back when I took it 7 years ago it was taught by Mack - and that's it.
     
  17. Bader

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    Regressed? I assume if there is a TA for a 101 class it means that interest in Justice League or whatever JLMC may be has grown substantially and there are enough sections now that Barbara or other professors cannot handle all of 'em. I'd take that as a good sign.

    Disclaimer: I know that JLMC is not Justice League Mutation Credentials, I assume its Journalism/Mass Communication :wink:
     
  18. cc4td28

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    I went there last week. I really liked it. Those minced jalapenos are awesome, and I liked the tortilla choices. The chicken was a little plain, needed some more spice. I'm really hooked on Chipotle right now, and since it is much closer to me it'll get most of my business.
     
  19. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Hope you don't come down with a case of e coli... :eek:
     
  20. zmanzbo

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    They had a great selection of side stuff you can put on there but I was very unimpressed with the meat and it made my wife feel like crap the rest of the night.
     

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