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Chipotle's Southeast Asian Chain Is Coming To Chicago

By Kate Shepherd in Food on Oct 6, 2015 8:24PM


Chipotle is bringing its Southeast Asian concept, ShopHouse, to the Chicago area. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, which was created by Chipotle Mexican Grill, is opening a Schaumburg location in November and a Loop location in December, the chain announced in a statement.

The fast-casual restaurant will have the same basic order at the counter, open kitchen format as Chipotle and a price point under $10. ShopHouse explained its menu in a statement:

"Guests customize their meal by choosing a base including jasmine rice, brown rice, chilled rice noodles, or salad; add grilled chicken satay, steak laab, pork and chicken meatballs, or organic tofu; a choice of various wok-cooked fresh vegetables; one of four sauces that include peanut sauce, green curry, spicy red curry or a tamarind vinaigrette; garnish with green papaya slaw, herb salad or pickled vegetables; and finishing with a choice of toasted rice, crushed peanuts, Thai chilies or crispy garlic."

Like its sister restaurant, ShopHouse is hip to the latest restaurant trends. The entire menu is gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free and made with non-GMO ingredients. They will offer seasonal vegetables sourced from local farms when possible and "responsibly raised" meats.

The Schaumburg location will open next month at 1022 N. Meacham Road in Schaumburg and the Loop location will be at 24 E. Jackson St. starting in December.

ShopHouse was founded in 2011 and already operates 11 restaurants in the Los Angeles and Washington, DC areas.