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  • This seems silly. There’s a Chipotle in Woodley Park <10min walk away and another in Columbia Heights <10min walk away. Also, the far superior and less expensive Super Taco right up the street.

  • Really sad and pathetic if true.

  • Ugh. I’m sure it will do well. Crap food.

  • There goes all of my money. I’m very excited if this is true, but not for my bank account… I spend enough on Chipotle even having to work for it by walking to Woodley Park.

  • Accountering

    There too goes a lot of my money. Hooray for Chipotle! This is awesome news!

  • Ug, really? Lets get rid of a local place and get chain. Like we need another one.

  • Could be worse. Could be better. At least it’s not junk food or a tapas bar or any number of other chains.

    • FYI – a typical Chipotle burrito has around 900 calories. A Big Mac has 550 calories.

      • Well a big mac weighs about half as much as a Chipotle burrito (7.7 oz vs. 14 oz). A big mac combo meal can easily exceed 900 calories with fries and a drink. It’s also much less nutritionally dense than a burrito. 1/3 of the calories in the burrito come from the tortilla, which is why I always get a bowl with extra chicken instead.

    • I usually get a salad with chicken, guacamole , corn salsa, green salsa, fajita vegetables and hot sauce. According to the Chipotle nutrition calculator this combo is 510 calories. And that’s my whole meal – with a bottle of water. I’m guessing that most people ordering a Big Mac would probably add fries to that. So while my typical order is quite high in sodium, it’s actually healthy in other respects.

  • I am dying for some fast casual up in Petworth – Chipotle, Cava, Shophouse, anything!

  • Also, we’re assuming the all calories are equal, and that’s controversial at best. A 900-calorie Chipotle bowl that has black beans, brown rice, salsa, fajita vegetables, sofritas and a huge dollop of fresh guacamole is going to be a lot healthier than whatever is in 900 calories of Big Mac + fries. And a person my size could stretch that to two meals at Chipotle — not so at McDonalds.

  • saf

    Wow. That’s so sad.

  • Saw them gutting the place this past weekend. Not your typical kabob place change the signs and tape up a menu and we’re open. That means whatever is opening there is doing so with deep pockets – Chipotle is a good bet, but I hope the BID is just a little off and it’s actually a Shophouse.

  • I don’t care if it has 1 Million calories. I’ll climb to the top of Mount Everest for my Chipotle fix.

  • Disappointing. But it’s what the market demands – not my jam, but I’m guessing it will be very profitable.

  • I want one at the corner of U/Florida and 7th. Now that the pharmacy is gone, it’s time to get some burritos in there.

  • As an Admo resident I’m happy about this. Chipotle is a stable tenant with healthy food (portions just happen to be very large) that attracts a lower number of stabbings per capita than other fast food joints in town. I don’t really see it really competing with Super Tacos — it’s a much different type of cuisine even though both are ostensibly Latin food.
    I’m intrigued to see how this will affect business at the McDonalds next door. I wish that place would close.

  • Would’ve preferred a local place (or a Cava/Chop’d, if we’re going fast casual chains), but given how long the place next to it sat empty before becoming T-Mobile, I’m just grateful to get someone in there expeditiously.

  • Ugh. I don’t really object to Chipotle locations generally, but taking the space that Mixtec was in is really…insulting/sad/metaphorical. Now maybe Olive Garden can displace nearby Pasta Mia, and the insult will be complete.

  • Fresh, Fast, Good Mexican Food that supports small farms and tastes great is even better after a power night in Adams Morgan, I hope its a done deal.

  • For people even daring to compare a McDonald’s Big Mac to a Chipolte burrito. Here are a few fun facts:

    The Big Mac bun-

    Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil and/or Canola Oil, Contains 2% or Less: Salt, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Dough Conditioners (May Contain One or More of: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Monoglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Sorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate and/or Sodium Propionate (Preservatives), Soy Lecithin, Sesame Seed.

    That’s just the bun.

    The “secret sauce” has 33 ingredients –

    Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Pickle Relish (Diced Pickles, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate [Preservative], Spice Extractives, Polysorbate 80), Distilled Vinegar, Water, Egg Yolks, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Onion Powder, Mustard Seed, Salt, Spices, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Mustard Bran, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Vegetable Protein (Hydrolyzed Corn, Soy and Wheat), Caramel Color, Extractives of Paprika, Soy Lecithin, Turmeric (Color), Calcium Disodium EDTA (Protect Flavor).

    Must I go on?

    I certainly don’t classify most of these things as food.

    Oh and here is one more thing.

    The 100% All Beef Patty doesn’t sound so bad right? ….. Think again.

    ALL beef in the US has to be USDA inspected, otherwise it would be illegal! The fact they market their beef as “100% pure” actually means nothing. It’s like claiming their lettuce is 100% lettuce. It may or may not be pure and legally doesn’t need to include the chemicals/toxins used in the processing of the meat or how the animals are raised and what they are fed.

    Chipolte bowl –

    Chicken , Water, Chipotle Chile, Rice Bran Oil, Cumin, Garlic, Oregano, Black Pepper, Salt

    Hass Avocado , Red Onion , Jalapeño , Cilantro , Citrus Juice, Salt

    Romaine Lettuce

    Rice, Brown
    Long Grain Brown Rice, Bay Leaf, Rice Bran Oil, Cilantro , Citrus Juice, Kosher Salt

    Salsa, Tomatillo-Red Chili
    Tomatillo, Water, Chile de Arbol, Salt, Cumin, Garlic, Black Pepper, Red Tabasco® Sauce

    Cheese, Monterey Jack
    Pasteurized Milk , Starter Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes

    Cheese, White Cheddar
    Pasteurized Milk , Starter Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes

    Beans, Black
    Black Beans , Water, Yellow Onion, Chipotle Chile, Rice Bran Oil, Cumin, Garlic, Black Pepper, Salt, Oregano, Bay Leaf, Citrus Juice

    Now what would you rather eat?

    So please, If you’re going to compare the Big Mac to a company that is devoted to creating a product that is 100% food and providing their customers with consistency and ingredients you can actually read and recognize please I beg you, do your research first because you will find you are wrong.

    *The ingredients were found directly from the McDonald’s website.

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