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Chipotle Opens 2,500th Restaurant, Adds Bay Area Location

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant at The Shops at Todos Santos in Concord, CA. The downtown retail center underwent a renovation and improvement program by Long Market Property Partners’ and Paragon Commercial Group.

That encompassed adding several restaurants, including Ramen 101, Burgerim and Fire Wings. The block-wide property is located directly across from Todos Santos Plaza, Concord’s primary entertainment and social hub, and is three blocks from the Concord BART Station.

Tabassum Zalotrawala, who recently joined Chipotle as chief development officer, says, “The opening of Chipotle’s 2,500th restaurant is a milestone and a testament to our great growth trajectory. I feel lucky to have come on board during such an exciting time for the company, and am thrilled to continue working with the team to develop new ideas that reinforce growth, and increase access and convenience for our guests.”

The Newport Beach, CA-based quick serve restaurant plans to open 140 to 155 new restaurants this year.


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