Inside look: Chipotle Mexican Grill debuts modern prototype store

Makeover of store near chain HQ emphasizes off-premise delivery, new design for dine-in orders

Chipotle Mexican Grill recently remodeled a store near the fast-casual chain’s Newport Beach headquarters, a major top-to-bottom overhaul that features pick-up shelves at the front entrance, a mix of barstools and community tables and a lower glass partition along the dine-in queue.

Does this store represent the look of Chipotle’s next generation of stores?

It’s unclear. When asked, the chain did not provide details about the makeover.

The location often serves as a temporary test kitchen for the chain, which is currently building a training and food lab called Chipotle Cultivate Center a few miles from its offices.

Click on our gallery to get a closer look at Chipotle’s new store. 

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