Chipotle is bringing three drive-thrus, called ‘Chipotlanes,’ to Tampa Bay

Fast-casual bowls and burritos just got even faster.

click to enlarge Chipotle is bringing three drive-thrus, called ‘Chipotlanes,’ to Tampa Bay

Chipotle is moving from fast-casual to even faster with the announcement of “Chipotlanes” drive-thru option opening in three Tampa Bay locations, as reported by WFLA News.

It seems easy enough: customers order on the Mexican chain’s mobile app, or at, then go to one of the restaurant’s designated pick-up lanes and voila, you’ve got your burrito bowl (or chips and guacamole which are much easier to eat in a car).

As of Thursday, the Zephyrhills store, at 7646 Gall Blvd., is the only one up and running but two others—16118 Preserve Marketplace Blvd. in Odessa and 6020 U.S.-301 N in Ellenton—should be open in a couple of months. 

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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