As of Dec 31, 2017, the company operated 2,408 restaurants under the Chipotle Mexican Grill name (2,371 in the US) and 8 Pizzeria Locale restaurants.

During fiscal 2017, the company opened 158 net new restaurants. 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 restaurants2,4082,4082,2502,0101,7831,595
Company-operated restaurant growth7.0%7.0%11.9%12.7%11.8%13.1%
Systemwide restaurants2,4082,4082,2502,0101,7831,595
Systemwide restaurant growth7.0%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%