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After 14 years of making burritos and other Mexican-inspired specialties in Ames, The Fighting Burrito is closing its doors.

According to a post on its Facebook page, "The Ames Fighting Burrito location will be closing permanently this week." The restaurant is located at 117 Welch Ave. in Ames. 

"I have a lot of pride in what I have built here in Ames, so it is, of course, sad to see this place I created go away," owner Matthew Goodman said the post. "I understand you may share a twinge of this sadness as well with me — such is the natural response to losing things we love. I will miss you all as customers, be you a burrito bowl lover or a late-night krispie treat purchaser."

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The Fighting Burrito is known for its menu of quick, build-your-own meal specials and a list of favorite burritos, community involvement and eco-conscious order delivery service. Originally known as Flying Burrito, the restaurant changed its name in 2009 due to a trademark dispute with another restaurant. In 2016, The Fighting Burrito was awarded a Governor's Environmental Excellence Award from Terry Branstad.

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Ankeny was home to a location of The Fighting Burrito at 502 N. Ankeny Blvd. from 2015 to 2017. Another location of The Fighting Burrito continues to operate at 309 13th St. in Des Moines.

"Stop by one last time this week and say thank you to all members of our team for the work they do," Goodman wrote. "Stop in, grab some nachos, and come see us in Des Moines sometime."

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The Fighting Burrito

 

Location: 309 13th St., Des Moines

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact: (515) 288-4144; fightingburrito.comFacebook

 

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