Chipotle to Grow Its Pizza Partnership

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DENVER — The team at Chipotle Mexican Grill partnered with restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to launch a fast-causal pizza concept that the owners are hoping to grow. Pizzeria Locale is based on a full-service pizzeria by the same name located in Colorado.

“Bobby and Lachlan are extraordinary restaurateurs who truly understand what it takes to provide an exceptional dining experience,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle.  “I have known them for years, and I thought their pizzeria in Boulder presented the perfect opportunity to collaborate. Opening Pizzeria Locale using a model similar to Chipotle allows us to make extraordinary pizza, made with high-quality ingredients accessible to everyone.”

The first fast-casual Pizzeria Locale was launched earlier this year, and the team is exploring options for second and third locations in Denver. The menu offers 10 Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as salads and sides, including prosciutto and meatballs. Red or white Italian wine is available on tap.

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