Tito’s Burritos is a staple for SHU students

SHU students have been ordering from Tito’s Burritos and Wings since September 2013 when it opened. Victoria Hess/Staff Photo

SHU students have been ordering from Tito’s Burritos and Wings since September 2013 when it opened. Victoria Hess/Staff Photographer

Tito’s Burritos and Wings is a big fan of Seton Hall, just as Pirates are big fans of Tito’s Burritos and Wings.

With multiple locations in New Jersey, Mike Caldarella, owner of Tito’s Burritos and Wings, opened the first location in Summit in 2005 while opening the South Orange location in September 2013. Since then, Tito’s has been a big hit in the South Orange area, especially within the Seton Hall community.

“10/10 would recommend. To be honest, you really can’t go wrong with anything you get there,” said Evan Robinson, a freshman art history major.

Tito’s serves fresh and imaginative food in a relaxing atmosphere, Caldarella said. Caldarella likes to think a guest can experience more than just good food at Tito’s.

“Maybe they can meet someone, or have a great conversation with one of the employees, or discover some new cool music they have never heard,” he added.

Matt Greco, a sophomore occupational therapy major, agreed with Caldarella’s statement, saying one of his favorite memories is celebrating his friend’s birthday at Tito’s.

“Our mission is to run a quick casual restaurant with the same service and attention to detail as a 3 Michelin star restaurant. We want to ensure guests leave our establishment in a better mood than they arrived,” Caldarella said.

Besides ensuring customers enjoy their food and service, Tito’s is a strong believer in interacting with the community.

“When a symbiosis is created between a local business and their respective community, it becomes understood that we are all in the same boat, and when we help each other the community as a whole will thrive,” Caldarella said.

Tito’s interacts with the community by sponsoring local charities, sports teams, and school events and contests (this includes a variety of on-campus organizations).They also raise money for local charities and educational organizations, and donate items like gift cards and t-shirts.

“We are huge fans of South Orange and also SHU – your students and faculty have accepted us with open arms and for that we are eternally grateful,” Caldarella said.

Tito’s offers a 20 percent discount on Monday’s to students who show their SHU ID’s.

Tito’s is on South Orange Ave, just beyond the train station.

Justine Strzepek can be reached at justine.strzepek@student.shu.edu.

Author: Justine Strzepek

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