Chipotle Franchise

Chipotle Mexican Grill

is seeking candidates for expansion.

How do I buy a Chipotle Mexican Grill Business?

Chipotle Mexican Grill is fast food restaurant that opened its first restaurant in 1993, and now has over 2,000 locations. Buying a Chipotle restaurant is not possible now that all locations are company owned. Chipotle decided against expansion via the franchise model in exchange for complete corporate ownership and control to further carry out their mission of ensuring that better food is accessible to everyone.

Total Investment$125,000 - $125,000
Cash Required$50,000
Business TypeBusiness
Target Market National

Chipotle is a fast-food chain which offers Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos and bowls.

Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are mostly company-owned and are no longer being offered as a franchise. While a few franchises were sold, Chipotle's franchising plan has changed.

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Chipotle opened its first restaurant in Denver in 1993 and now operates more than 2,200 restaurants.

Chipotle offers a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in an interactive style allowing people to get exactly what they want.

The founder, Steve Ells, established Chipotle with the philosophy that fast-food can also be good food and takes pride in serving high quality food without added colors or preservatives. The Food with Integrity program focuses on using ingredients that are sustainably grown and naturally raised with respect for the animals, the land and the farmers.

Customers line up in an assembly line and select the perfect ingredients for their meal as they watch the staff prepare it.