Site plan under discussion for future Chipotle restaurant


Collierville will soon be home to Shelby County’s fifth Chipotle Mexican Grill if the town approves a plan for the restaurant at 1088 W. Poplar Ave.

The town’s Design Review Commission is schedule to discuss a preliminary site plan for the restaurant during its regularly scheduled Dec. 9 meeting.

The Planning Commission has already approved a final subdivision plat near the northeast corner of Poplar View Parkway and W. Poplar Ave. Chipotle will occupy 2,325 square feet.

Jersey Mike’s Subs will occupy 1,400 square feet within the same structure.

Both restaurants will share 40 parking spaces. 

A traffic impact study has been conducted to coincide with the 2023 opening of Whataburger at W. Poplar Ave. and Market Blvd, which is a block east of the Chipotle site. 

The town is considering retiming the traffic signal at Polar and Market.

Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s will be located on 1.058 acres at the northwest corner of Fitness Center Drive and W. Poplar Ave. Sixty five seats will be available inside the restaurants and 31 seats will be available outside.

Chipotle currently has three Memphis locations and one location in Cordova. Southaven also has a location. If the town’s Design Review Commission approves the site plan the matter will then go before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.