Popular national chain Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first Tri-City location Thursday.
The restaurant, at the corner of Columbia Center Boulevard and Okanogan Place at the site of a former Quizno’s, was under construction for months. It is Chipotle’s second location in the state east of the Cascades, the only other being in Spokane.
Chipotle specializes in burritos and tacos and is the latest Mexican-inspired chain to arrive in the Tri-Cities. Qdoba opened recently in Richland while Baja Fresh is working on opening an outlet in Kennewick’s Southridge area.