On opening weekend in early July, Chino Bandido was an indoor amusement park of jerk chicken and Chinese burritos. The masses crowding into the restaurant’s new location formed a roller coaster of a line that weaved into tighter and tighter circles.
“Would you like plain fried rice, pork fried rice, chicken fried rice or jerk fried rice?” asked the person behind the counter.
The fusion menu, which offers seemingly infinite options to customize, requires diners to choose from 15 different proteins, like Chinese egg foo young, Mexican carnitas and teriyaki chicken, and then decide whether to stuff their selections into a combo bowl, a burrito or a quesadilla. That amounts to 96,420 potential combinations,