Burrito fight closes downtown


The Des Moines Burrito Struggle is finally closed, said owner Matthew Goodman in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

A restaurant in the city center at 139, 139, was the last place of a military burrito in action. Goodman announced the closure of his Ames office in May, which he opened 14 years ago.

“I have great pride in what we built here, so, of course, it’s sad to see that this place that I created has disappeared,” Goodman wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “I understand that you can also share this sadness with me – this is the natural response to the loss of what we love. I will miss you all as clients, whether you are a burrito lover or a late crispi lover. “

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The burrito served burrito in three places in Iowa: Ames, Des Moines and Ankeny. (Photo: Thomas Grundmeier / The Register)

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Burrito Struggle was known for its list of burritos and a menu of fast dishes prepared to your taste, as well as community involvement and an eco-friendly delivery service.

The restaurant was originally called Flying Burrito, but in 2009 it changed its name due to a trademark dispute with another restaurant. The battle burrito was located in Ankeni on 502 N. Ankeni Boulevard. from 2015 to 2017.

The restaurant received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Achievements in 2016 from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

In his Facebook post, Goodman pointed out the restaurant’s environmentally friendly vehicles, the practice of buying local goods whenever possible, inclusive employment and financial support for local reasons as reasons for celebrating the past 14 years.

“Fighting a burrito was not just a store for a burrito: it was a collection of interesting and loving souls fighting for good through hard work, respect, kindness … and burritos,” he wrote. “We wanted to build a house for everyone: we are glad that you came to visit.”

Ian Richardson covers Ankeny and Altoon for Register. Contact him at irichardson@registermedia.com, 515-284-8254, or on Twitter at @DMRIanR.

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