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Chipotle to Open Steinway Street Location

(Photo: William Hereford, Courtesy of Chipotle)

Aug. 8, 2018 By Tara Law

Chipotle Mexican Grill will open a location on Steinway Street early next year, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Wednesday.

The fast-casual restaurant chain, which specializes in burritos and tacos, will open its first Astoria restaurant at 31-73 Steinway St. 

The location is currently occupied by a Payless shoe store.

Chipotle also operates several other locations in Queens, including at 26-16 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City and 87-10 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights.

The company operates about 2,250 locations in the United States, according to Reuters.

Despite Chipotle’s popularity, the restaurant has been beleaguered in recent years by outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, including salmonella and E. coli. 

This July, more than 600 people who had eaten at a Chipotle restaurant in Powell, Ohio self-reported gastrointestinal symptoms, according to the Delaware General Health District.

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Mike

Qdoba is a clone of Chipotle but with more menu items to offer… Open more Qdobas… I saw on the Chipotle website that there will also be a Chipotle in the Ditmars area… Can anybody confirm?…

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blah

please stop making astoria cooker cutter. this is what happens when yuppies and hipsters move in. can we please have the locally owned restaurants back?

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Anonymous

Add Shakeshack, Trader Joes and Olive Garden and watch Steinway Street be awesome!

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Aniqa

Def with you on trader joes but id prefer a chick fil a. Honestly, can we just have wendys back? LOL.

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Native New Yorker

Here’s hoping they do better than the Moe’s Southwestern Grill that went out of business on Steinway St.

It’s a little ironic to open a Chipotle next door to the McDonald’s on the block since McDonald’s sold off their shares in Chipotle, years ago.

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