Hacienda to open fast-casual spot in Clayton

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, the 45-year-old Rock Hill institution, is stepping into the world of fast-casual this spring. Hacienda co-owner Alex Rodriguez de Torres announced plans to open Wet Burrito in Clayton at 7810 Forsyth Blvd. The restaurant will aim to serve the busy lunch crowd with a menu that will focus on fast, fresh, made-to-order fare. The 1,500-square-foot space will seat 17, plus a few seats on the sidewalk when it opens in April 2016.

Patrons will be able to choose from options like tacos, burritos, burrito bowls or the restaurant’s namesake, a wet burrito smothered in sauce. Customers can choose from a variety of proteins and toppings like house-made guacamole and mild, medium or hot salsas.

Rodriguez de Torres said Wet Burrito will strive to serve each customer in less than three minutes. “People love to customize,” said Rodriguez de Torres. “It gives us the opportunity to provide that, even better than we already do at Hacienda.”

Wet Burrito will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.