Monrovia Approves Plans for Chipotle Restaurant on Huntington Drive

The city has approved plans for a Chipotle to move in to the old Acapulco location on Huntington Drive.

The Mexican food chain Chipotle plans to open a new restaurant on Huntington Drive and construction is expected to commence early next year, according to the city's development blog.

The Monrovia Planning Commission has approved plans and a conditional use permit for the new restaurant, which will occupy the old Acapulco location in the Huntington Oaks Shopping Center.

"They’re actually going to replace the Acapulco building, tear it down and rebuild it," city spokesman Dan Bell said.

The parent company of the Acapulco chain filed for bankruptcy and closed its restaurants last year. The new building will be about 10,000 square feet and will be built to accommodate three additional restaurants, Bell said.

Chipotle has more than 900 restaurants nationwide, according to the company's website. Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said in an email to Patch that his company can't comment on the proposed restaurant.

"As a rule, we don't discuss plans for individual restaurants until we have space under lease and construction scheduled," Arnold wrote. "At this point, we haven't cleared those hurdles yet."

Gayle M. Montgomery November 01, 2012 at 06:56 PM
T-Burger is a great place and does a steady stream of traffic. Son loves their carne asada burrito; grandson loves the breakfast burrito, his way--and they accommodate. Breakfast burrito with bacon, add carne asada. T-Burger survived when there was an Acapulco. It's a different strokes for different folks kind of thing. Do you want to do the drive-thru or quicky sit down, or do you want to sit down and be waited upon. The only problem with Rudy's is the lack of parking in primetime.
Gayle M. Montgomery November 01, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I went online to check out the Chipotle menu and found out there's an app for that http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/order/order.aspx
R Terry November 01, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Qdoba's BBQ sauce makes that a better choice than Chipotle for me.
R Terry November 01, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Yeah, I understand that one of the shop owners close by claimed In n Out would disrupt his business by taking parking from him. He would not negotiate.
Rose November 14, 2012 at 07:47 AM
They should of put a TGI Fridays instead.


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