ORIGINAL POST Dec. 2, 2013: Chipotle is planning to open a restaurant on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville. Not only that, but Chipotle is reportedly looking at opening a second location at the Asheville Mall.
This information is unconfirmed at this point, but comes from a credible source.
Developer Rusty PullIan said this afternoon that Chipotle is looking at the area, but no deal has been inked.
Folks in Asheville have long hoped for the arrival of Chipotle and its tasty burritos, and over the past couple of years, rumors have been flying about possible Chipotle locations. Downtown Asheville, Merrimon Avenue and Tunnel Road have all been bandied about as possible spots.
But the word is that Chipotle is planning to land on Hendersonville Road in front of the new Publix grocery store that is scheduled to open in the former Kmart shopping center location in October 2014. More details as I get them.
Read more about Chipotle on wiki:
Founded by Steve Ells in 1993, Chipotle had 16 restaurants (all in Colorado) when McDonald’s Corporation became a major investor in 1998. By the time McDonald’s fully divested itself from Chipotle in 2006, the chain had grown to over 500 locations.