Aug. 19, 2019 By Christian Murray
Chipotle Mexican Grill will be opening its first Astoria restaurant next week, the company has confirmed.
The fast-casual restaurant chain, which specializes in burritos and tacos, will open at 31-73 Steinway St. on Wednesday Aug. 28, in the space that was previously occupied by Payless Shoes.
A spokesperson for the company said that the first 50 customers will receive Chipotle swag.
Chipotle operates several 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.
Chipotle announced last August that it was opening on Steinway Street.