A new Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos restaurant will open at the Shoppes at Newton Plaza, 580-602 New Loudon Road (Route 9) in Latham in January 2012.

Hot Harry’s is a fast casual restaurant and catering business co-founded in 2004 by Samir Abdallah and his wife Maggie Abdallah, in Pittsfield, MA. Hot Harry franchises are currently open locally in Albany, East Greenbush & Schenectady, further out in Pittsfield, as well as one location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Menu items include fresh burritos, tacos and other California-style dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner; eat in or take out.  They also do catering. Their website is www.hotharrysburritos.com.

The proximity to Siena College practically guarantees success for Hot Harry’s. And I’m a fan – they offer brown rice and whole wheat tortillas for their burritos, a welcome change from some other local burrito joints.

According to their website, they were supposed to open a location in Glenmont this past spring – I wonder what happened?