As you may have heard, Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s is coming to Colorado Springs. We now know the official opening date.
The fourth Chuy’s location in Colorado opens March 26 in a 7,000-square-foot building near the corner of Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive.
“We really like the appeal of Colorado Springs,” said Joanna Hicks, general manager of Chuy’s Colorado Springs. “You can tell it’s a tight-knit community. It’s a little bit smaller with a bigger feel, kind of like is. It’s that real down-home, friendly vibe, local vibe, and that’s really what we’re trying to create down here and be that spot for the locals.”
FOX21 spoke with the area supervisor about why they chose the north side of town.
“The area just really fit into our demographics and for the needs,” said Shaun Coe, Chuy’s area supervisor. “We do a lot of surveys for folks that look for Tex-Mex in this area, and there was just not many offerings right now. One of the things we noticed in the state of Colorado as well is folks love Tex-Mex, but there’s not that many options up here, so it was a natural fit for us to come in and find this location in the expanding northern Colorado Springs market.”
Not to worry for all of you south-siders, there is potential for more locations in the future.
“As long as we do well here we will be looking at a second and third potential locations further south in Colorado Springs,” Coe said.
What is that sets Chuy’s apart from other Tex-Mex restaurants?
“We do everything fresh every day,” Hicks said. “Our freezer is tiny. The only thing in it is ice cream. We make all of our sauces, our signature eight sauces that we have. We get all of our fresh produce in every day. Everything is made with lots of love.”
The restaurant is now hiring for a variety of positions, including front-of-the-house hosts, servers, bussers, bartenders, and kitchen staff.
Interested applicants can visit chuys.com/careers, select the hourly or management option, enter zip code 80920 to view open positions, and click “Apply Now” to complete the online application.
Potential employees can also apply in person at the Chuy’s hiring trailer at 9297 Forest Bluffs View. The trailer is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.