Denver-based Chipotle to open first European store in London
DENVER – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. plans to open a restaurant in London, its first location in Europe.
The Denver-based chain said Tuesday that the restaurant is scheduled to open next April.
Chipotle is also looking at possible sites in Paris and Munich, but expects most of its growth next year to be in the United States.
Steve Ells, Chipotle founder’s and co-chief executive, says London has become an important city for food. He says the interest there in locally produced food and seasonal ingredients fits with the company’s emphasis.
Chipotle’s 900-plus restaurants offer meal-sized burritos, tacos and salads.