Chipotle to open in Columbia Mall
Why is this green? The fast food chain is moving toward sustainably farmed food and architecture. Chipotle is not 100 percent, manager say. But considering the environmental, labor and health records of other chains, maybe it deserves a look.
The chain strives to buy pork, chicken and beef that is humanely raised and fed vegetarian diets with no hormones or antibiotics added. Sour cream and cheeses are from hormone free milk and a quarter of the black and pinto beans are organically grown.
Chipotle is trying to buy a third of at least one produce item at each restaurant from small and mid-sized farms.
The Chipotle opens at the Mall in Columbia June 30. There are 13 other locations in the area.
But does it taste good?Baltimore Sun photo of a Chipotle chicken fajita burrito/Lloyd Fox