Chipotle’s 1st Tasty Made burger opens in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, OH (AP/WCMH) – Chipotle’s first burger store will open this week in Ohio as the company continues working to expand its offerings and win back customers after a series of food safety scares.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. says the new Tasty Made restaurant is scheduled to open Thursday in Lancaster, 30 miles southeast of Columbus. The Denver-based company says the Tasty Made restaurant will serve only burgers, fries, milkshakes and sodas.

Chipotle says the grilled-to-order burgers will be made from fresh beef from animals raised without antibiotics or added hormones.

The chain is known for burritos. It says Tasty Made prices will be similar to those of fast-food competitors.

James Beard Award-winning chef Nate Appleman and Chipotle national training director David Chrisman came up with the concept. Both are native Ohioans.

This isn’t the first time Chipotle has broken away from burritos. It also has an Asian restaurant called ShopHouse and a pizza parlor called Pizzeria Locale.

The first Tasty Made is located at 732 N. Memorial Drive in Lancaster, OH.

Chipotle has been trying to recover from an E. coli outbreak and norovirus cases that sent sales plunging starting last fall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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