Chain Reaction: Blake's Lotaburger

Sep 9, 2011 Read more: Serious Eats

When I surveyed some locals about chains in the are, Blake's was the first suggestion out of anyone's mouth.

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“Eat me. I'm a Danish.”

Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#1 Sep 9, 2011
The author should have dug a little deeper and he would have really been impressed.

Blakes uses all New Mexico ingredients. At one point everything that went into a sale except the paper products were made here in New Mexico. I know that they could not get the ketsup they needed here in New Mexico but they could get the ingredients for ketsup, so they began making their own.

There are dozens of New Mexico farmers, ranchers, and wholesalers that rely on Blake's for their business. And a hell of a lot of young New Mexicans worked at Blakes in the past 35 years.

Supporting local business is what our future needs to be about. Blakes has always been there. I love their burgers and I like their philosophy. A great spot to grab a good burger.
Will E Chee

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 15, 2011
Hey good to know. I love their breakfast burros! Outstanding.

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 9, 2013
I am a traveling Cardiovascular Tech,so i have to get my breakfast on the run,and there is nothing better than Blakes Carne chili burrito,awesome fulfilling just" simply" "d e l i c i o us"and having it on the main street in Alamogordo is access.God Bless the cooks every morning. Maybe We will get a BLAKESin RUIDOSO NM. GREAT IDEA.

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