Newport Beach,CA based Chipotle Mexican Grill is making a big push into the Inland Northwest. The well-known chain of quick service restaurants already operates 3 locations in Spokane and 1 in Spokane Valley and are now in various stages of development for 4 more new restaurants to come to the area in the coming months.
Chipotle will open a new location in after renovating a former Banner Bank branch at 8909 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Additionally, the chain will be the first tenant to open in a new small strip mall called Spokane Station at 9926 W. Sunset Hwy in front of the North 40 Outfitters store on the edge of Airway Heights. A rep with Chipotle confirms that these two new locations are planned to open "this winter".
Over in North Idaho, Chipotle is also poised to make a return as Kootenai County previously had a location in Coeur d' Alene that closed some time back due to corporate cuts. The Chipotle rep. tells us a Coeur d' Alene location is planned to open during the fall of 2024, but doesn't give an address for that location as of the moment (update- the CdA location will be at 163 W. Neider). Post Falls will also be gaining a Chipotle Mexican Grill location as building permits have been applied for to build a new standalone 2325 SF restaurant at 950 N. ID 41 in-between Car Wash Plaza and Bruchi's. The Chipotle rep confirmed that the Post Falls location is planned to open in late 2024.
The new Chipotle restaurants will offer catering services and will also feature the brands signature Chipotlane, a drive-thru lane that allows customers to pick up digital orders without ever having to leave their cars. As of 2022 Chipotle Mexican Grill operates over 3100 restaurant locations across the US, Canada, UK and France. For more information about the company, including menu info and online ordering visit their website at http://chipotle.com