Qdoba fast-casual Mexican eatery in Westport closes

The Qdoba fast-casual Mexican restaurant at 275 Post Road East in Westport is among several newly announced closings by the San Diego-based chain.

The Westport location opened in 2014 at the former site of home and garden store Pierre Deux, which had closed in 2011.

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The struggling Qdoba was purchased in December by a consortium of funds led by Apollo Global Management from Jack in the Box for approximately $305 million. Apollo has since closed a number of underperforming restaurants nationwide.

Kevin Zimmerman is a reporter for Fairfield County Business Journal. For more of his work and that of the journal, please visit westfaironline.com.