The wait is finally over! Blake's Lotaburger, the New Mexico chain known for having the "best green chile cheeseburger in the world," opened on April 1. 

The store at 2810 East Speedway will begin serving breakfast at 6 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m.

Blake's is also planning to open a second store on Valencia Road near the I-19 freeway this summer. Judging by the interior of the first store, the Tucson locations will sport a more contemporary look with light earth tones. 

“The Tucson community has been incredibly welcoming to us and we are happy to offer employment to more than 80 local residents through the opening of this first location in the area,” said manager Kevin McCaslin in a press release. 

The chain was recognized by National Geographic in 2006 for having the best green chile cheeseburger in the world, made with Premium Angus Beef and Hatch green chiles. The store was founded in 1952, and now has close to 80 locations in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. 

You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.