Chipotle, Cabana Grill Coming to Snellville

The two Mexican-style restaurants will be located on Scenic Highway.

Credit: Chipotle and Cabana Grill
Credit: Chipotle and Cabana Grill
Update: Cabana Grill to Bring New Concept to Snellville, Be First of Its Kind


Two new Mexican-style restaurants are expected to open in Snellville sometime in the near future.

According to Planning and Development Director Jon Davis, representatives with both Chipotle and Cabana Grill have been in talks with Snellville city officials to open along Scenic Highway. 

Chipotle, a make-your-own gourmet burrito and taco eatery, intends to tear down the old Marble Slab stand-alone building in the Home Depot shopping center and construct a new building in its place. The new restaurant's address would be 1690 Scenic Hwy. 

So far, an architect is working on plans and should be submitting them to the city soon so that demolition and construction can start. Chipotle's open date has not been shared with the city yet, Davis continued. 

For Cabana Grill, the city has reviewed and recommended approval for all the restaurant's plans. From the site-planning standpoint, Davis said, "we're ready to move ahead whenever they wish to come in and get moving." 

The restaurant would be located in the Lowe's shopping center at 1615 Scenic Hwy., across the street from the new Chipotle.

The Cabana Grill restaurant in Snellville will differ in style and food from its other restaurant locations, dubbed Taco Cabana around the country. The brand new concept will be the restaurant's first in the country, according to spokeswoman Brooke Feachen. 

While Cabana Grill has only one Taco Cabana location in Georgia, there are dozens of Chipotle restaurants in the state, with five locations in Gwinnett County alone. 
Ann Hudren December 04, 2013 at 08:02 PM
That is good news for new eateries within the city limits, but do we need two like cuisines so close to one another? I like the proposed location of the Chipotle and think that will work well. However, I am scratching my head over the other location. That Walmart parking lot is the worst! One thumb up!
Randy Nelson December 05, 2013 at 08:54 AM
If it is going across from Chipotle,that would be across from the Kroger shopping center.Between Best Buy and Lowe's.
Sarah Bakhtiari (Editor) December 05, 2013 at 08:27 PM
You are right, Randy. Turns out the information I originally received was incorrect. Thanks!
Fabric and Wallpaper Outlet February 10, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Thank you, Snellville I have been waiting for a Chipotle to arrive!


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