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Sunday, November 12, 2006

One of the Big Questions answered

SHREWSBURY

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(The perfect sandwich, Photo by Josh Reynolds)

Is a burrito a sandwich? Apparently, the world wanted to know.

The Globe reported last week that a Worcester Superior Court judge weighed in on the weighty question and ruled that a burrito is not a sandwich. Now an AP story following up on the story has been picked up across the nation.

The controversy started when Panera Bread accused the owners of the White City Shopping Center in Shrewsbury of violating a lease agreement to not rent out space to another sandwich shop. Qdoba, a Mexican chain that serves burritos, quesadillas and tacos, signed a lease at the shopping center this year.

Judge Jeffrey A. Locke explained that since a sandwich is made of two slices of bread, and not a tortilla, a burrito is not a sandwich.

While Qdoba only has eight locations in the state now, the company is planning to add nine more. Panera has 31 locations in the state.

Check out the mouthwatering online slide show accompanying the story.

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