Who’s thinking about Chipotle right now? If you’re a Chipotle Mexican Grill fan, then you’ve probably heard whispers around town the US chain is set to expand to its second city in Canada (Toronto was the first; read our review here) right here in Vancouver, BC.
Just over a month ago Chipotle listed an ad on Craigslist (it has since been deleted) noting a job fair set to take place in their search to hire an ‘apprenticing general manager’. The position was described as shadowing an existing manager to prepare for the eventual position; it also required six weeks of training down in Seattle. As for the store location, the ad only noted “Robson Square.”
Vancouver’s Chipotle Will Be on 818 Howe Street
We spoke with Chris Arnold, Communications Director & Official Spokesman at Chipotle Mexican Grill about the Vancouver location and he confirmed what many have been hearing on twitter–the address will be at 818 Howe Street (the former home of Urban Barn). When we asked about the opening date, he noted the “opening is too far off to put a date on it,” so that should ease rumours of the location opening this summer or fall anytime soon.
Get ready Vancouver, this is going to be exciting when Chipotle opens here. It will be a dream come true for many, as road trips down to Washington State won’t be necessary anymore when you’re jonesin for a barbacoa burrito bowl (Chipotle addicts know what we’re talking about!).
Let’s hope they can maintain the same amazing food quality in Canada as they do in the US. Bring on Chipotle in Vancouver! Who’s excited?