Chipotle Mexican Grill Coming to Athens

A new Chipotle restaurant is taking shape on Alps Road in Athens, Ga.

A former package store on Alps Road has been evolving into a Chipotle Mexican Grill, the first made-to-order burrito restaurant of its brand in the Athens area. The Chipotle is tucked in between the and .

Kimberley Nash May 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM
The first of its kind? What about Barberitos, Moes, and Willys? I'm as GEEKED about Chipotle as the next person, but it's hardly the first of its kind in Athens.
Perry Parks (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Kimberly, That should read "the first of its brand." It should have been edited that way before you saw the story, so that's weird. Anyway, the point is, it's the first Chipotle, not the first burrito place.
Kimberley Nash May 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Gotcha. That certainly makes more sense :)
Jasmine Rice May 16, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I am dying to know when it's supposed to open.
Alan May 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM
How many do we really need?
Perry Parks (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Jasmine, We've got an inquiry in to the corporate office.
Becky May 17, 2012 at 08:39 PM
May be great, but there are lots of fantastic locally owned restaurants in this town and that's where we'll be.
Perry Parks (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Becky, where do you go for burritos?
Becky May 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Sr. Sol, Cali 'n' Tito's, Barberito's (still locally owned if not strictly local), Taco Stand in a hurry. Chipotle is not a locally owned franchise. It is a publicly traded corporate entity I believe.
Melanie May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM
I've tried the burrito places around here and Chipotle just tastes better. I have been hoping for one to open here since I moved to Athens a year ago. Can't wait for it to open!
Kevin Darley May 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Yes, chipotle is not the first burrito place in Athens, but it will be the best by far. I have tried all of them and Chipotle is leaps and bounds beyond in quality. I woul ask for Chipotle ony death bed for my last meal. I'm so happy one is coming for my senior year at UGA.
Rebecca McCarthy (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Kevin, glad you're delighted!
Annie June 03, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I cannot WAIT for Chipotle to open. I have been waiting for this day for 5 years. Their food is just better than all the other Burrito chains in Athens and when you need a quick, on the go burrito (not a sit down like Sr. Sol, Cali & Titos, etc) Chipotle is going to be THE place to go. So excited. Any news on when it opens?
Tiffany Stevens June 05, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Hey Annie! We don't have official word yet, but it looks like Chipotle might open mid-June. You can find a little more word here: http://athens.patch.com/articles/chipotle-to-open-mid-june.
Becky June 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Great! I'll buy Chipotle stock and go get a Cali n Tito's with my profits!


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