Chipotle Launches Fast-Casual Pizza Concept
December 19, 2013
Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has partnered with restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to launch a fast-causal pizza concept called Pizzeria Locale. Located in Denver, the fast-casual restaurant is based on a full-service pizzeria by the same name located in Boulder, Colo. The restaurant’s contemporary design features dark woods, white tiled floors and walls, marble accents on tables and the pizza-making station, a special dough room and a custom-developed pizza oven. Pizzeria Locale joins ShopHouse as an additional concept that provides future growth opportunities for Chipotle. Chipotle currently operates six ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles with additional restaurants opening in the coming months. Pizzeria Locale is currently exploring options for second and third locations in Denver. Plans for growing the concept call for slow, measured expansion.