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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Plans are underway to bring Chipotle Mexican Grill’s burritos, bowls, and other items to the Model City.
Chipotle is looking to open a restaurant at 1401 East Stone Drive, between Hardee’s and the former Rush Street Grill, which is now Take 5 Oil Change.
The site is currently home to a closed car wash, which will be demolished.
If all goes to plan, the Chipotle will open sometime this winter, according to a company spokesperson. The freestanding restaurant will feature a drive-thru lane for picking digital orders and both interior and patio seating, plans show.
Chipotle has two other locations in the Tri-Cities: in Johnson City on North Roan Street and in Bristol, Tennessee at The Pinnacle.
Chipotle has more than 3,200 restaurants in the U.S. and abroad.
WHAT: New Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant
WHERE: 1401 East Stone Drive, Kingsport, between Hardee’s and Take 5 Oil Change
WHO: Five Oaks Development Group of Sevierville
WHEN: Planned to open this winter