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Chipotle Opens Concept Southeast Asian Restaurant ‘ShopHouse’

The burrito chain branches out into a new style of cuisine.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on September 24, 2011.

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s concept restaurant, the ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, opened in Washington, D.C. last week. The new restaurant offers an Asian take on the ‘slow food, fast’ format that Chipotle follows. Its menu includes the choice of two entrée styles: bowls and banh mi sandwiches, which can then be accompanied by your choice of meat or tofu and garnishes. On its menu, ShopHouse describes its dishes thus:

Drawing on the bold and complex flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, our menu includes distinctly spiced homemade curries and sauces, fresh vegetables and herbs, artisanal organic tofu, and meats raised responsibly without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.

There are no plans to open ShopHouse restaurants in other locations yet, but Chipotle is continuing to grow, currently operating 1,131 restaurants including new units in London and Paris.

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