Popular Charlotte Eatery Phat Burrito Returns After 6 Years
It was the ‘go-to’ spot in Southend area of Charlotte, North Carolina for nearly 20 years. Phat Burrito was ‘the’ place for the city’s Southwestern dishes. It closed in 2017 because of redevelopment in the area, but now it’s back.
This time in a newer location just off Clanton Road, and the hopes of the same energy it once possessed. The new owner, Michael Cox told CharlotteFive he was excited to bring it back. “My hope is that guests feel like they are stepping into the same Phat Burrito they know and love in a new location.”
Phat Burrito opened its doors back in 1998. It was the bright yellow and blue building on the corner of Camden and Park Roads in Southend. Customers would line up alongside the curb to get in their order for some of it Southwestern dishes.
Back then, their average dish cost anywhere from $1.50 – $4.50. Keep in mind, this was prior to the city’s growth. The population then was under 700,000. And the thought of a light rail was just that — a thought. Fast forward to today, there is the light rail, apartment living, dozens of other restaurants, some housed in interesting buildings like the RailYard.
Cox explained he’d been working on plans to reopen Phat Burrito for the last couple of years. And says not much has changed on the menu. Customers can still build their own burritos, have options like tacos, salads and quesadillas. Plus, there are the classics like guacamole, queso and salsa.
Phat Burrito is now open and is located in LoSo Village, 3543 Dewitt Ln, Charlotte, NC 28217
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