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Number of Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants worldwide 2007-2019

This statistic shows the number of Chipotle Mexican Grill locations worldwide from 2007 to 2019. In 2019, the number of Chipotle restaurants reached 2,622, up from 2,491 the previous year.

Chipotle Mexican Grill - additional information

The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has seen a year-on-year increase in number of restaurants worldwide. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a restaurant chain specializing in burritos, bowls, salads and tacos, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The company was founded by Steve Ells in 1993 and, in 1998, McDonald’s became a major investor, although was fully divested by 2006.

Although there is a large variety of Mexican restaurant chains in the United States, Chipotle ranked as the U.S. consumer’s most favorite joint, alongside Moe's Southwest Grill and El Pollo Loco. About ten percent of U.S. consumers stated that Chipotle Mexican Grill had the best healthy food during a survey, placing the chain joint second in the ranking with Chick-fil-A. According to the survey respondents, Subway was the fast food chain with the best healthy food.

Over the past few years, Chipotle has relied on billboards and radio ads for its advertising and has also developed nationally televised commercials. The chain's marketing spend more than doubled over the years.

Number of Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants worldwide from 2007 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2007 to 2019

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Fiscal year ended December 31 of each year.

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