Original Chubby's now open on Santa Fe Drive

Danielle Lirette
At ten this morning, Julian Cordova's second Original Chubby's restaurant finally opened on Santa Fe Drive -- and business has been brisk. Cordova opened his first Original Chubby's in Thornton in 1987; he insists that his two restaurants -- in addition to the original Chubby's that his grandmother, Stella Cordova, founded in the Chubby Burger Drive Inn on West 38th Avenue in 1969 --are the only "real" original Chubby's outposts.

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The new location has some innovations, including a computer-ordering system (it used to be done by hand) and major security-camera coverage, with three TVs in the dining room that show views coming from the nine cameras around the store.

And this won't be the last Original Chubby's, Julian Cordova promises; he's already looking at a location in Westminster.

Keep reading for more photos of this second Original Chubby's.


Owner Julian Cordova



Smothered fry with chicharrones and Mexican hamburger


Location Info

Original Chubby's

1385 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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What is the deal with the two paper plates stapled together for To Go orders? Are containers that are actually meant for transporting food really out of the Chubby's budget?


this store is not near the flavor of the Original store on 38th!!

joey murdah
joey murdah

It looks like he is carrying along the tradition of using two paper plates stapled together as to go containers. Not that I really go there anymore, Santiagos is my go to spot these days.

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