What do the 212,000 residents of Moreno Valley have in common?

They. Get. Hungry.

In fact, restaurants in Moreno Valley do so well that many of them outperform their national chain averages by as much as 25.6%!

Already home to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Chili’s, Mimi’s Café, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sizzler, Olive Garden, Applebee’s and Tilted Kilt, Moreno Valley’s restaurant collection continues to grow.

Quick-service restaurants being all the rage, Moreno Valley has opened several, including Pieology, Café Rio, Habit Burger, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Waba Grill, Black Bear Diner and Popeye’s.

Restaurants like IHOP, BurgerIM and Alamilla’s Mexican Food are opening a second location, while Cupcake & Espresso is opening their third!

And in addition to national tenants, Moreno Valley is home to boutique eateries like:

  • Portillo’s Hot Dogs, serving up Chicago-style dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, plus beer and wine, in retro digs
  • France House of Crepes, dishing up 20 varieties of savory and sweet crepes. Ooh la la!
  • The Chicago Pasta House, serving stuffed and thin crust pizza, spaghetti and other Italian staples in an old-school hangout
  • Café Gossip, with 2 locations and a great choice for Korean food and teriyaki bowls
  • Churrito Loco – Churros, Elotes and Horchata all in one place? Yes, please!
  • Big Guy’s Pizza, Pasta and Sports Bar, with Italian favorites and authentic Philly cheese steaks and fried green beans
  • Pho Ha, a family restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese food
  • Loco Burrito, a cozy Mexican diner with street tacos, a salsa bar and aguas frescas
  • Hoggs Gourmet Grill, a laid-back BBQ joint with pulled pork sandwiches and meaty burgers
  • Culichi Town, a fusion of Mexican and Asian seafood. Trust me, you’ll like it.
  • Safe Haus Craft Beer and Kitchen, with homemade brews, Nashville hot chicken and bulgogi fries
  • And Joe’s Italian, a long-standing hangout for pasta, pizza and sandwiches

As if those weren’t enough, there are more restaurants in the works. Golden Corral is set to open in late 2019. So are Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Country Kitchen, Fatburger and ZPizza and Tap Room.

Average household income in Moreno Valley has jumped more than 26% to $79,000 per year, so it’s no wonder that restaurants do so well here.