For nearly a year, residents of Saco and Biddeford were teased about a new Chipotle location arriving along Highway 1. When Krispy Kreme went out of business, social media was buzzing as Chipotle would move to the vacant space. Instead, this space becomes a Chase Bank. But don’t fear Chipotle lovers, there is a new place heading towards Saco and he seems to be coming with a friend.
According to Saco Bay News, Saco City Council has approved a contract area that will allow a developer to transform the abandoned Pizza Hut location at 507 Main Street into a multi-unit commercial property that will include a new Chipotle location as well as a New Jersey Mike’s Subs location. The contract area granted to the developer also allows a unit to have drive-thru. It’s unclear whether Chipotle will offer drive-thru or if another new business could join the building and use the drive-thru.
Saco and Biddeford will likely welcome Chipotle with open arms. After repeated rumors and disappointments, fans of the fast-paced, laid-back restaurant are finally going to make their wish come true. But before you start planning a burrito night, you’ll be waiting a bit before the location actually opens. As of this writing, there was no specific timeline as to whether Chipotle or Jersey Mike’s would open in Saco. There are currently six Chipotle locations in Maine and only one Jersey Mike’s operates in the state.