Chipo­tle to open its first restau­rant in Ev­erett this fall

The Daily Herald - - HERALD BUSINESS JOURNAL - By Jim Davis

EV­ERETT — Chipo­tle Mex­i­can Grill is bring­ing its fast-ca­sual menu to Ev­erett.

The chain plans to open its first restau­rant in the city at the end of Oc­to­ber at 515 SE Ev­erett Mall Way next to the Star­bucks near Tar­get.

There are only two Chipo­tle lo­ca­tions in Sno­homish County, both in Lyn­nwood. One is at 4120 196th St. SW, No. 150 and the other at Alderwood mall.

The Den­ver-based com­pany is adding sev­eral restau­rants in Wash­ing­ton, said Danielle Moore, a com­pany spokes­woman.

Other cities in the state that are get­ting Chipo­tle restau­rants are Sam­mamish, Lake­wood, Seat­tle, Belle­vue, Tumwa­ter and Kirk­land.

The com­pany, with 2,000 lo­ca­tions around the world, is known for fresh, lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents in its bur­ri­tos, bur­rito bowls and que­sadil­las.

All of its restau­rants are com­pany-owned.

Chipo­tle was the first ma­jor chain to re­ject ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied food and em­pha­sizes that it part­ners with farm­ers and ranch­ers who grow en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly crops and pas­ture-raised an­i­mals.

Last year, the com­pany ran into trou­ble when sev­eral cus­tomers be­came ill with E. coli af­ter eat­ing at a Chipo­tle in Seat­tle.

Sev­eral other E. coli and norovirus out­breaks oc­curred else­where.

The com­pany saw over­all sales dip 30 per­cent for the first three months of this year.

The restau­rant in Ev­erett will em­ploy 25 to 30 peo­ple in ful­land part-time jobs. Ap­pli­cants can go to­reers.chipo­ for more in­for­ma­tion about job op­por­tu­ni­ties with the com­pany.


Chipo­tle is bring­ing its Mex­i­can-style menu to 515 SE Ev­erett Mall Way.

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