On The Border Expands Arkansas Presence with 5th Location and 130 New Jobs

Original Meltdown MargaritaWorld’s Largest Casual Dining Mexican Restaurant Chain Set for November 16 Grand Opening in Jonesboro

Original Meltdown MargaritaOn The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – home of the Original Meltdown Margarita and sizzling, Mesquite-grilled fajitas – will bring its fifth location and 130 new jobs to Arkansas when it opens its new restaurant in Jonesboro on Monday, November 16.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this. This is my hometown – these are my friends and neighbors – and I’m so happy to be bringing OTB to this great community,” said Kevin Childs, general manager of On The Border. “I have no doubt that the people of Jonesboro and surrounding areas are going to love it.”

Located at 2324 Red Wolf Blvd, the 6,364 square foot restaurant features 3,158 square feet of dining and bar space that can seat up to 207 guests, and a 1,003 square foot patio that seats 64 guests. The Jonesboro restaurant represents a sleek, streamlined new prototype for the OTB brand, featuring an open kitchen with a mesquite wood-burning grill, a state-of-the-art bar, bright colors and rustic finishes. The restaurant will also offer a spacious cantina with a broad selection of fine tequilas, draft beers, and multiple flat screens for sports viewing.

“This is our fifth restaurant to open in the state, and the people of Arkansas have always been very good to us,” said Ward Whitworth, President of On The Border. “Quite simply, we want to be Craighead County’s favorite Mexican restaurant – and we have the right recipes and the right people to do just that. We are bringing all of our guest favorites, including endless chips & salsa with every meal, Mesquite-grilled fajitas with a sizzle so big it turns heads, ‘Guacamole Live!’ made fresh-to-order at your table, homemade salsa and sauces, and hand-pressed flour tortillas. And we’re known for having best-in-class margaritas. I recommend an OTB Meltdown. Just start with your favorite margarita and top it off with a liqueur or fine tequila of your choice – it’s a great way to customize your ‘rita, and give it a little extra kick. We’re proud of our heritage and eager to bring our great flavors, unique cocktails and great times to Jonesboro.”

On The Border in Jonesboro will be open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 870-277-4000 for more details.

Original Meltdown Margarita
Original Meltdown Margarita
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is the world’s largest Mexican casual dining chain, offering an extensive menu of great-tasting, classic and contemporary Mexican food, like sizzling mesquite-grilled fajitas, and Margaritas as big and bold as the border itself.  On The Border is owned by Border Holdings, LLC, with more than 150 restaurants in 33 states, Puerto Rico, Asia and the Middle East.  Follow and ‘like’ On The Border on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OnTheBorderMexicanGrillandCantina, and @OnTheBorder on Twitter.  For more information, visit www.ontheborder.com.