Chipotle to open restaurant in Warner Robins

Warner Robins is getting its own Chipotle Mexican Grill.

A week after opening Chipotle on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard in Macon, the company confirmed Tuesday it plans to open a restaurant in Warner Robins, probably in July.

“As you may know, this can change from week to week due to construction schedules,” Alyssa Flores, new restaurant opening apprentice, said in an email.

The restaurant, with about 2,600 square feet of space including a patio, would be at 133 Margie Drive, across from O’Charleys on Watson Boulevard, she said.

Chipotle specializes in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls -- burritos without the tortilla -- and salads. Diners can choose from meats including carnitas (pork), steak, barbacoa or chicken, as well as vegetarian options such as Sofritas (tofu) and grilled vegetables, black and pinto beans and homemade guacamole.

The business expects to hire about 35 workers, but it has not started hiring yet and will not begin until probably mid-June, Flores said.

Chipotle opened in 1993 and operates more than 1,800 restaurants, including 17 outside the U.S.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.