Chipotle announces pilots of two new menu items in select cities
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it is piloting two new menu items and promotions in select cities nationwide. In September, Applewood Smoked Bacon, which the company said has been "receiving a tremendous response from consumers at the NEXT kitchen in New York City," will expand to an eight-restaurant operations test in Orange County, Calif. before being considered for a full market test. With positive results from the recent ten-restaurant test, nachos are expanding to full-market tests in Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul this October, the company added. On the promotions front, Chipotle said that from now until September 30, customers at participating locations in Miami and Dallas can get $2 tacos with the purchase of any drink after 8pm. Additionally, customers at select Philadelphia and Indianapolis restaurants have the option to add regular-sized chips and a fountain drink to their entree order for $3.