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Rumor: Chipotle Coming to Kuwait!

I’ve been told that Chipotle is finally coming to Kuwait and it looks like Alshaya are the ones that could be bringing the brand.

I’ve been sitting on this news for a bit now waiting for a second source since I got this news wrong the first time back in 2013. That rumor never materialized so hopefully, this time around it will.

Chipotle for those who don’t know is an American Mexican grill chain specializing in bowls, tacos, and burritos made to order in front of the customer. Chipotle operates in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France.

I reached out to Alshaya to confirm this rumor but they did not want to comment on it.

21 replies on “Rumor: Chipotle Coming to Kuwait!”

No, Taco Bell is fast food. Chipotle is “fast casual”, better food and better experience.

Maybe a better comparison is like Subway where you watch them make your sandwich but Chipotle is a nicer, Tex-Mex version of that idea.

Brands are getting picky – don’t want bad franchisees , bad publicity for a few bucks, they don’t NEED penetration in Middle East but are probably assuring franchisee quality and fine print mandates

It’s probably the best franchise in the states. I really miss it. Can’t imagine how I would have one burrito there without carnitas and a corona, but its totally worth it. I’m expecting it to be a huge success. We lack this kind of place fast casual quality tex mex over here. It was getting pricy in the states, i’m expecting it to be cheaper over here.

mannnn, i spent an entire decade here desperate for chipotle and nothing happens. and now, chipotle is planning to open a branch just months before i move to boston.


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