Chipotle Mexican Grill is launching a new spinoff, called Farmesa Fresh Eatery, in a California ghost kitchen.
It’s the latest attempt by the burrito chain to branch out into new cuisines. Its past spinoffs — Asian ShopHouse and Tasty Made — occurred under founder Steve Ells’ leadership and were shut down by 2017. The company also invested in Pizzeria Locale.
Farmesa marks the first such experiment during CEO Brian Niccol’s tenure, and the company is taking a more measured approach this time around, leaning on its tried-and-true customizable bowls.CNBC