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The toppings bar at Solsa is seen on its opening day in June 2016. The popular fast-casual restaurant is expected to expand to a Mount Zion location later this year. 

MOUNT ZION — Solsa American Burrito Co. is opening a location in Mount Zion, the restaurant announced Tuesday.

The new location of the fast-casual burrito restaurant is expected to open in the fall.

The original location opened June 2016 in a renovated building at 2805 N. Main St., which most recently had been Mancino's Pizza and a Pizza Hut before that. The menu includes burritos, nachos, tacos, salads, smothered tots and loaded mac, with orders prepared fresh and built for each customer.

General Manager Justin Rentmeester said a second location was always in the plan, if the community proved to be receptive.

"That was kind of the goal when we put this all together, to have more than one location, and the first location's had such a positive feedback that they decided to look into other opportunities," he said. "There was a building out there that fit the need."

The new Solsa will be in the former Pizza Hut building at 910 N. Illinois 121. The papers were only just signed, Rentmeester said, so a firm opening date has yet to be determined. Construction will begin within two weeks, and the new location should open about 90 days after that, he said.

Owners Paco and Ryan Greenwell also operate Paco's Sol Bistro in downtown Decatur and opened Solsa to provide customers with a similar-quality menu in a different setting.

Customer Amber Marquis of Decatur is happy to hear about a new location.

"The service and the fresh ingredients are top of the line," she said. "Fast food but great quality. Nice-dine in atmosphere and always clean. Love all the food options."

"This (location) is such a raving success and Decatur's so good to us," Rentmeester said. "We've had a lot of requests to be on the other side of town, and quite a few people who come in for lunch live on that side of town. We're all excited."

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