Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican

Chipotle was one of the first chains to offer its customer base a high-quality quick service Mexican option for lunch and dinner. The chain prides itself on only using the freshest ingredients from its fajita chicken meat to the veggies. At some of the locations, the ingredients even come from local producers within the communities.

The model for Chipotle is one of the main reasons for the chain’s quick success. The company decided to increase their sales and popularity they would place chains by colleges and within towns that have a high population of high school and college students.

Hours and Locations

Almost every Chipotle location has the same set of hours, opening at 10:45am and closing at 10:00pm Monday through Sunday. Even though nearly all locations operate on the same hours, it is a good idea to check the operating hours of the location closest to you before making a food run. Keep in mind hours could be different on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Chipotle near me, that’s open today”.

Our restaurant locator will help you locate the closest store and the hours of operation. With more than 2,500 locations globally, it is easy to find a chain usually within 50 miles of where you currently are. This is especially true for California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida who each have over 150 stores.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chipotle

Ask any college student what their favorite chain mexican restaurant is and you will surely get a resounding answer of “Chipotle.” This chain has long been a favorite of patrons young and old and provides a little for everyone. Even with its popularity there are still a few things people don’t know about the company. Take a look at these 5 interesting facts:

  1. If you go to one of the locations on Halloween dressed up you will get a discounted $2 burrito.
  2. McDonalds once was an investor of the company before divesting in 2006.
  3. Many of the furnishings for the first store cam from a local hardware store.
  4. It takes over 60 avocados to make a single batch of fresh Chipotle guacamole.
  5. Every one of the company’s 2,500+ locations are company owned and not a single one is franchised.

Menu Items & Specialties

Being one of the biggest mexican fast food restaurants in the world, Chipotle has a fairly simple and delicious menu. Patrons have a couple of options initially when they pick their order. They can either do a burrito, tacos, or a burrito bowl. Once they make this decision then the fun begins, as they decide what will fill their option.  Meet options are plentiful as customers get the choice of steak, chicken, barbacoa, carnitas, sofritas, and chorizo. After the meat selection, other filling options include two different types of rice, two types of beans, fajita veggies, salsa, lettuce, and cheese.

A Brief History

Chipotle was founded in 1993 by Steve Ells and called Denver, Colorado home for its first location. In order for the store to be profitable, Ells and his father determined he would need to sell at least 107 burritos per day. After only a month, the restaurant was selling well over 1,000 burritos a day. To continue the growth of Chipotle Ells dad invested $1.5 million into the company. One of the main factors of the company’s success was that each new store was placed in close proximity to colleges taking advantage of the student base.

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