Many of your favorite places that you like to frequent for lunch or dinner are based right here in our home state of Colorado. Today I was at the Quiznos in Windsor and I noticed a sign that said Quiznos started in Colorado... I didn't know that. Being the curious person that I am, I did a little research into what other chain eateries are based out of the state of Colorado and here they are:

Quiznos - founded in Denver in 1981 with over 800 locations.

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Boston Market - Headquarters are located in Golden with 450 locations.

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Smashburger - Headquarters in Denver with 370 locations.

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Noodles & Company - Headquarters in Broomfield with 470 locations.

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Einstein Bros. Bagels - Headquarters in Lakewood with 700 locations.

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Old Chicago - Headquarters in Broomfield with 96 locations.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Headquarters in Denver with 90 locations.

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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar - Headquarters in Golden with31 locations.

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Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard - Headquarters in Golden and 38 locations.

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Teriyaki Madness - Headquarters in Denver with 150 locations.

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Red Robin - Headquarters in Greenwood Village and 570 locations.

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Tokyo Joe's - Headquarters in Englewood and 49 locations.

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Started in Colorado but no longer here

Chipotle - Started in Denver in 1993 and moved headquarters to Newport Beach in 2018. 2,374 locations.

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Qdoba - Started in Lakewood in 1995, bought out by Jack in the Box in 2003. Headquarters moved to San Diego. 718 locations.

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