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New restaurant in Idaho Falls serving fresh burritos to customers
IDAHO FALLS – Since the age of 15, Tyler Karraker has dreamed of owning his own restaurant.
The 35-year-old from Idaho Falls started working in fast food restaurants in central Illinois, where he grew up. He moved to eastern Idaho about 10 years ago and opened Revolution Burrito earlier this month at 900 Pancheri Drive, Suite A.
Karraker says EastIdahoNews.com customers have responded positively to the restaurant’s menu and good energy.
“We have great people working for us who really care about the customers and want to make this an awesome burrito,” says Karraker.
Revolution Burrito’s menu is built around pre-selected, build-your-own burritos, fries, and queso, guacamole, and salsa. The most popular item so far is the spicy and sweet pork burrito with black beans, cilantro lime rice, and topped with your choice of salsa, pico de gallo, ranch or sour cream .
While some competing restaurants prepare the burritos right in front of you, Karraker focuses on fast service.
“One of the things I wanted to change from other places is that (doing it right in front of you) seems to be the predominant format. Maybe that’s for a reason, but I thought we could be faster if everything the world was ordering it at the same time, and then we could swing it over the line,” says Karraker.
Customers can also order online and pick it up at their convenience.
As a longtime worker in the restaurant industry, Karraker has a taste for many types of food. He loves Mexican food and burritos in particular, and one of his favorite restaurants is Chipotle. A Chipotle restaurant in Chubbuck closed in 2018 — less than two years after it opened — and when asked why he didn’t open Chipotle in Idaho Falls, Karraker replied, “They don’t franchise. “
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Since Idaho Falls already has a variety of other franchised burrito restaurants, Karraker saw an opportunity to create something of its own.
From his first job at Dairy Queen in Illinois many years ago to working at Jimmy John’s corporate headquarters, which brought him to Idaho Falls ten years ago, Karraker is thrilled to now own his own restaurant. .
He enjoys seeing his employees grow and develop and wants to see the company grow along the way.
“We started from scratch and there is a lot of room for adjustments. I want to make sure everything is okay in the first year or two and everything is seamlessly integrated so that we take all the good stuff and eliminate all the problems,” he says.
Revolution Burrito is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, March 3. Everything on the menu will be 50% off.
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