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Chipotle Mexican Grill Expands Operations to Franklin County, Ohio

10/01/2018
Chipotle Mexican Grill, an American chain of fast casual restaurants specializing in tacos, burritos and bowls, plans to expand its operations in Franklin County, Ohio. The company will invest more than $5.5 million to restructure divisions and expects to create more than 270 jobs in the region.

According to Columbus 2020, the company is restructuring its national corporate footprint and plans to consolidate some of its operations in New York and Colorado to one location in Franklin County, growing its presence in the Region. This strategy will enable the company to streamline operations and position itself for future growth.

“We are excited to grow our operations and strengthen our workforce in Central Ohio,” said Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle. “The Columbus Region offers us the right combination of a diverse talent pool and innovation to continue Chipotle’s national and global growth.”

Hiring for communications, development, finance, food safety, human resources, legal, marketing, facilities operations and technology positions is underway.

“We and our partners at Columbus 2020 are excited Chipotle plans to bring significant operations and more than 270 new jobs to the Region,” said Joe Needham, Director for Food and Agribusiness at JobsOhio. “Chipotle is one of the most recognized brands in the country and this expansion in Ohio will play a major role in its future growth.”

Recently, the company announced the relocation of its headquarters from Denver, Colorado to Newport Beach, California. Chipotle had more than 2,450 restaurants as of June 30, 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants.

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