On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1982
Owner Argonne Capital Group
Website On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Homepage

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (also known as On The Border Mexican Café) is a chain of Tex-Mex food casual dining restaurants located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and recently opened in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. The chain and brand name is owned by OTB Acquisition LLC.


The first On The Border location opened on October 29, 1982 in Dallas Texas.[1] On March 3, 2009, the chain lost its wholly owned subsidiary designation when it was merged into Brinker International as a company brand. In 2010, Brinker International sold On the Border to Golden Gate Capital. OTB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, announced that it had completed its acquisition of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina from Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT). On April 24, 2014, the chain was once again sold to another private equity firm by the name of Argonne Capital Group.[2]


The chain operates over 160 restaurants within the United States, two locations in Puerto Rico, one location in Egypt, one in the United Arab Emirates, one in Saudi Arabia, and nine locations in South Korea.


The restaurant is known for its selection of fajitas and wide selection of margaritas. It is also known for "Guacamole Live," the preparation of fresh guacamole tableside.[3]


  1. ^ Beyer, Tom (23 October 2015). "On The Border, Founded in '82, Set to Celebrate Birthday with Great Margarita Deal". Restaurantnews.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Argonne to acquire On The Border". Nation's Restaurant News. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Appetizers". On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2016.