Restaurant
Client: ChipotleArchitect: red architecture

Multiple Locations | 2,500 sf-5,000 sf

rand* has completed almost 40 Chipotle projects throughout the country for this national restaurant chain. Typical work consists of ground-up construction, interior renovations, structural modifications, all new MEP systems and kitchen construction. Architecturally, all Chipotle restaurants are built using most of the same materials (plywood, corrugated metal, stain-less steel, exposed ductwork), although each store is unique. Some additional construction elements of each individual store include complete MEP/food preparation installation, drywall, stainless steel, paint, tile, and other selective finishes. The design concept for these restaurants calls for specialty lighting and floor finishes to complement the overall signature design that identifies Chipotle restaurants. When the first Chipotle opened, Steve Ells, founder, asked his friend, sculptor Bruce Gueswel, to design the chairs and a styled Mayan king for the restaurant. Both items were made from wood and metal. Gueswel has continued to design and build the art and chairs for all subsequent Chipotle restaurants. In addition, all Chipotle locations display a picture of the original restaurant.

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