Chipotle is an American fast food restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food. Founded in 1993, it has been associated with the use of natural meats and lately organic foods. They only use pork, beef and chicken that has been humanely (or "responsibly") raised without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics. They also use zero trans-fat oil for frying.
The food is ready in steam tables with a server waiting for you to select which items you would like. You can have the items arranged most any way you would like - choices include in a bowl, a salad, a burrito or a taco. You basically can have whatever you see, arranged any way you want. But did you know that you can even have things that you can't see? This popular "fast food" restaurant (their food actually cooks for hours before it gets to the steam tables) continues to expand across the U.S., just like the rumors of the secret menu at Chipotle have been spreading across the nation.
The History of Chipotle
On July 13, 1993, Steve Ells opened the first Chipotle in Denver, Colorado, in a former Dolly Madison Ice Cream Store near the University of Denver campus. In 1998, McDonald's made an initial minority investment in the company, and on January 26, 2006, Chipotle made its initial public offering.
Where Can I Find Chipotle Locations?
Chipotle has more than 1400 locations in 43 states, Washington, D.C., 2 Canadian provinces, England, and France. The chain had net income in 2012 of US$278 million and a staff of 37,310 employees.
What Does Chipotle Sell?
Chipotle's simple menu is comprised mainly of burritos and tacos.