Quick pick up shelves have been relocated to the front of the store for easier pick up of off-premise orders. Previously, the shelves were located just outside the digital make line. The back side of the shelves can easily be accessed from main dine-in and digital make lines.
Most Chipotle pick up shelves look like this. The new shelving makes it easier for employees to fulfill orders.
Other restaurant chains have made similar changes to accommodate their growing off-premise business.
A new high-top community table with barstools are near the main order line.
The glass partition along the order line has been lowered, making for better communication as workers assemble food.
The main dining room features a mix of community tables and regular seating for parties of two or four customers. New cylinder-shaped seats resemble the texture and color of cork.
Consumers can find test items at this location as it has become a live test kitchen for the brand since relocating to Newport Beach from Denver last year.
The Newport Beach restaurant’s menu features fresh lemonade, a menu test Niccol mentioned in previous earnings call this past year. The drink menu also includes agua frescas.
The four organic self-serve drinks, shown, include regular lemonade, hibiscus lemonade, mandarin agua fresca and berry agua fresca.
While it’s not on the menu, the restaurant also serves quesadillas, shown, and nachos. Consumers and the investor community have been waiting months for the brand to put these items on the national menu.