Posted by Al, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm
To every person begging for a Chipotle, OPEN ONE!!! Get your money together and buy a chain. Take that resposibility on yourself. Its easy to whine and cry about not having one. Get off your tail and make it happen.
Posted by Tam, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Can I interject myself as the happy medium here in this disagreement & say that I would definitely prefer something that is not a chain. HOWEVER, if it has to be a chain then Chipotle is definitely one of the better ones. It does not offer low-quality re-heated food, but instead healthy, fresh food that we could all use more of. I do think that local non-chains in general are much better though. So I guess I'm saying: calm down, you're all correct to some degree in my opinion :) Bummer we're losing a small book store though.
Posted by Jonas, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:29 am
For you information, it is very difficult for an individual to get a Chipotle franchise these days. They are primarily selling franchises to entities that want to open 10 or more units, at around a million dollars each, and you must have at least 10 years of restaurant management experience.
Posted by Linda, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:16 am
Very sorry to see it close. I and my three children enjoyed shopping there. Could always find something unique for a school project. Great atmosphere in the store. Best wishes to Lisa in her new endeavor.