Longtime Chattanooga Businessman Brings Tennessee’s First California Tortilla

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Divyesh Modi is opening Tennessee’s first California Tortilla on Oct. 23 at 5215 Hwy.153 in Hixson, right at the intersection of 153 and Hamill Road.

"The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate and his close-knit family have been fixtures in the Chattanooga business community since 1984, from hotels to liquor stores," officials said.  "Now, Divyesh is entering the restaurant arena for the first time with California Tortilla as he prepares to open the brand’s first restaurant in the state.  He feels the brand's commitment to fresh, never frozen ingredients and alluring menu will resonate in the area."

Cal Tort’s Director of Franchise Development Aaron Goldberg plans to bring the brand's development to an additional 28 locations to the Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis markets over the next few years. 
 

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