For any Chipotle fans that have ever wished they could grab a carnitas burrito without getting out of their cars, that fantasy will soon be a reality — at least if they live in Ohio. Today on Chipotle’s quarterly earnings call, executives revealed that the beleaguered chain will at long last debut its first drive-thru window this fall at one Ohio location.
Chipotle doesn’t call it a drive-thru, however — long resistant to aligning itself with fast food, the chain is instead referring to it as a “vehicular pickup window.” (Tomato, tomahto.) Executives did not specify whether or not Chipotle fans can expect to see these windows rolling out to other stores in the future.
Chipotle diehards will also be interested to note that the chain’s new queso, which it recently began serving at its test kitchen store in NYC, will be rolling out to additional stores as of August 1 and could go national as soon as September, depending on how it’s received. (Eater NY critic Robert Sietsema declared it “notably bland.”)