Yorkers will soon have another option for fresh-Mex fare when a chain restaurant opens its first location in York County this spring.

Qdoba Mexican Grill is set to open in mid-May along Route 30 in Manchester Township, according to a marketing representative for the company.

It will employ 20 to 25 people, said spokeswoman Lauren Preston.The Colorado-based eatery will move into the 10,000-square-foot retail center anchored by Starbucks, 303 Arsenal Road.

Formerly the site of a Bob Evans restaurant, the property was bought and redeveloped by Themi Sacarellos a couple years ago.

Qdoba has received all the permits it needs from Manchester Township, according to Stewart Olewiler, township zoning officer.

Once it opens, the sit-down restaurant will sell plenty of salsa-topped menu items: burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, taco salads, kids meals, sides and more.

Qdoba, which is owned by California-based Jack in the Box, operates 600 locations nationwide and 27 in Pennsylvania.

Until the new one opens in Manchester Township this spring, the closest Qdoba to York is at Park City Center in Lancaster.

For more information about the restaurant chain, visit www.qdoba.com.

- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.