As of Sep 30, 2018, the company operated 2,461 restaurants under the Chipotle Mexican Grill name (2,463 in the US) and 2 Pizzeria Locale restaurants.

During fiscal 2017, the company opened 158 net new restaurants. The company opened 55 net restaurants during the nine months ending Jun 30, 2018. In fiscal 2018, the company expects to open between 130 and 150 new restaurants.

At year-end, the company owned 17 restaurants and the remainder were leased. Lease terms for traditional shopping center or building leases generally include combined initial and option terms of 20-25 years. Ground leases generally include combined initial and option terms of 30-40 years.

Restaurants are located in a variety of different types of locations, such as in-line or end-cap locations in strip or power centers, in regional malls and downtown business districts, free-standing buildings, food courts, outlet centers, airports, military bases and train stations. At year-end, there were 1,523 end-cap locations, 356 in-line locations, 391 free-standing locations and 138 other locations. The average restaurant is approximately 2,500 square feet and seats about 56 people, and many also feature outdoor patio space.

Company-operated restaurants2,4632,4082,2502,0101,7831,595
Company-operated restaurant growth3.7%7.0%11.9%12.7%11.8%13.1%
Systemwide restaurants2,4632,4082,2502,0101,7831,595
Systemwide restaurant growth3.7%7.0%11.9%12.7%11.8%13.1%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft2,5002,5002,5002,5002,6002,600
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%-1.2%-0.8%-1.2%1.8%