Chipotle Mexican Grill, or Chipotle, is currently scheduled to open a Milledgeville location this fall, and it will be right next door to Popeye’s at the corner of North Columbia and Dunlap.

Another restaurant is slated to be added to the already robust North Columbia Street roster later this year. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, often simply referred to as Chipotle, is scheduled to open a Milledgeville  location this fall, according to a company spokesperson. 

City of Milledgeville Planning & Zoning Director Mervin Graham confirmed to The Union-Recorder via email Thursday that the restaurant will be next to Popeye’s at the corner of North Columbia Street and Dunlap Road.

Chipotle’s menu includes tacos, burritos and burrito bowls, and salads. 

The Milledgeville location will have competition in its immediate area with Surcheros, which opened in 2020, and with Barberito’s downtown, not to mention several other local Mexican restaurants.

Currently headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., the first Chipotle opened in Denver, Colo. nearly 30 years ago. According to the company’s website, there are 76 locations across Georgia with most of them in the metro Atlanta area. The two closest to Milledgeville are in Macon and Athens. 

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