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On The Border Debuts in Holland, Michigan on Monday, March 7. World’s Largest Casual Dining Mexican Restaurant Brand Brings 130 New Jobs to Area

Holland, MI  (  On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® – home of the Original Meltdown Margarita and sizzling, Mesquite-grilled fajitas – will bring its signature brand of craveable Mexican food and drinks – and approximately 130 new jobs – to the local area when it opens its new restaurant in Holland on Monday, March 7.

“Holland is a very close-nit community and OTB is excited to get involved and be an integral community partner,” said Dennis Buchanan, general manager of On The Border. “I’ve worked for OTB for more than 11 years. I love the brand and I have no doubt that the people of Holland and surrounding areas are going to love it too.”

Located at 12383 James Street, the 6,000-plus square foot restaurant features nearly 3,500 square feet of dining and bar space that can seat up to 207 guests, and more than 1,000 square feet of patio space. The Holland restaurant represents a sleek, streamlined new prototype for the OTB brand featuring an open kitchen with a mesquite wood-burning grill, bright colors, rustic furnishings and finishes. The restaurant will also offer a state-of-the-art, spacious cantina with a broad selection of tequilas, draft beers, and multiple flat screens for sports viewing.

“This is our third restaurant in the greater Grand Rapids area, and the local community has always been very good to us,” said Ward Whitworth, President of On The Border. “Quite simply, we want to be Ottawa/Allegan County’s favorite Mexican restaurant – and we have the right recipes and the right people to do just that. We are bringing all of our guest favorites, including endless chips & salsa with every meal, Mesquite-grilled fajitas with a sizzle so big it turns heads, ‘Guacamole Live!’ made fresh-to-order at your table, homemade salsa and sauces, and hand-pressed flour tortillas. And of course we’re known for having best-in-class margaritas. We’re proud of our heritage and eager to bring our great flavors, unique cocktails and great times to Holland.”

On The Border in Holland will be open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., 11:00 a.m. to Midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Call 616-266-1001 for more details.

About On The Border

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is the world’s largest Mexican casual dining chain, offering an extensive menu of great-tasting, classic and contemporary Mexican food, like sizzling mesquite-grilled fajitas, and Margaritas as big and bold as the border itself.  On The Border is owned by Border Holdings, LLC, with more than 150 restaurants in 33 states, Puerto Rico, Asia and the Middle East.  Follow and ‘like’ On The Border on Facebook at, and @OnTheBorder on Twitter.  For more information, visit