Burrito business opens on Albion Main Street

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Ryan Lockhart and Andrea Tombari opened U-Need-O Burrito today at 33 North Main St. They were busy during the lunch hour. The business will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but Monday, when it is closed.

Lockhart brings 25 years of experience as a chef, working in Maine fishing communities, Colorado ski resorts and Myrtle Beach.

He prepared 50 lunches in an hour and a half today.

“It’s fast, it’s consistent,” he said the burritos, tacos and other menu items. “The food will always be good.”

Lockhart prepares a burrito for lunch today. He and Andrea Tombari opened the business today in the spot that used to be El Gallo.

U-Need-O has several types of tacos and burritos, with chicken, pork, and ground beef. Customers can pick numerous other toppings and fillings.

“We’re going to see what sells and what doesn’t,” he said. “We’ll see what the people want and we’ll experiment.”

U-Need-O plans to add fish fries on Fridays, a Southwest burger and other daily specials.

Tombari, a Lyndonville resident, said the site is in a prominent location and the business should be a boost to Main Street.

Adam Johnson, the Albion Merchants Association president, agrees. He had a chimichanga for lunch at U-Need-O. Johnson opened the Frosty Bucket about a month ago, just a few storefronts from U-Need-O. Johnson sells ice cream and just added a lunch menu.

Adam Johnson ordered this chimichanga.

“I’m thrilled to see another storefront filled,” Johnson said about U-Need-O. “This is the type of business that generates a lot of repeat traffic and that’s good for downtown.”

For more information about U-Need-O, call (585) 283-4435.