Rumor has it that Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to build a restaurant on the new Harris Teeter site under construction on Merrimon Avenue. I’m working on tracking this down – right now this is unconfirmed rumor.
Harris Teeter is building a big new store at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Chestnut Street. The Harris Teeter footprint is big enough for two other occupants. One is a Chick-fil-A drive-through.
Chipotle, known for tasty tacos and burritos, is based in Denver and recently reported fourth quarter 2012 results, which included the fact that the company opened 60 new stores and had $699 million in revenue.
There’s a small group of “Bring Chipotle to Asheville” fans on Facebook, but there’s no update on possible plans.
Category: Asheville food and drink