Chipotle coming to Grandview
MADISON — One of the most requested restaurants is coming to Grandview Boulevard soon.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to Madison next summer after the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the popular restaurant Tuesday night during a regular meeting.
Joe Pegram, a partner in Streamline Development, said the company hopes to have permits and be able to break ground toward the end of the year.
“I would estimate the restaurant opening in late summer of 2023,” Pegram said. “It’s a great addition to the market that’s been missing for a while. It’s one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country and I think they’re overdue for Madison. They’re going to do extremely well as they’re one of the most efficient and high-quality fast casual restaurants out there.”
Alderman voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the site plan for Chipotle.
Chipotle was the restaurant with the highest number of requests in the city, according to Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler.
She said the city is incredibly excited about the new restaurant.
“A while back, there was a survey done, and the number one request was Chipotle for Madison,” Hawkins-Butler said. “We are excited to announce it and approve it tonight, and that’s just one more building block in this city and there’s much more to come.”
This new Chipotle, coming next to the Zaxby’s on Grandview Blvd., is one of two Chipotle restaurants planned for Madison County. The other location is coming to the old Shrimp Basket Building on County Line Road in Ridgeland.
Streamline Development Partners, a real estate development company with offices in Oxford, Birmingham, Miramar Beach, and Dallas, is in charge of the project. They are known for developing restaurants, retail stores, financial services and automotive locations.
Along with Chipotle, they have brought restaurants like Salsarita’s, Bojangles, Walk-On’s, Panera Bread, and Starbucks to different locations across the Southeastern and Northeastern United States.
Joe Pegram said the cost for the project is unknown at this time.
“We’re ready to get going and we’re excited to start,” he said.
The Madison Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously on Monday to approve construction, and the Board of Alderman also voted unanimously on the site plan during their Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting and gave the green light for the project to officially begin.
Chipotle was founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1993, and since then has become one of the most famous Mexican fast casual chains in the country, with 2,918 locations throughout the United States and 44 international locations.
The chain is known for its menu of classic burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, salads, and tacos. They also offer kids’ meals, a variety of sides and drinks, and catering for parties of groups up to 200.