Fans of Mexican fare will be pleased to know East Broad Street will soon be the home of the fresh ingredient grill Chipotle. The restaurant will open in part of the space previously occupied by The Leader Store, next to .
Construction crews are currently "fitting out the space" and, depending on how quickly they work, the restaurant could be up and running by summer, Sherry Cronin, executive director of the , said.
The restaurant chain, started in Denver in 1993 by Steve Ells, a chef on a quest to build the perfect burrito, prides itself on serving "food with integrity."
According to its website, the company is committed to "always look closer, dig deeper, and work harder to ensure that its actions are making things better, not worse."
"It’s our promise to run our business in a way that doesn’t exploit animals, people or the environment. It is the philosophy that guides every decision we make at Chipotle," Ells said, on the webpage in which he tells the story of how the restaurant evolved.
In addition to its fresh chips and guacamole, the eatery is known for its customizable soft or crispy tacos, burritos and salad bowls. Chipotle also offers a kids menu that allows little diners a chance to create their own tacos or sample mini-quesadillas.