Chipotle's coveted spinoff, ShopHouse SouthEast Asian Kitchen, finally arrives in the city of Chicago this afternoon in The Loop. The fast-casual spot serves rice bowls and curries, using flavors from Thailand and the same assembly-line experience deployed at Chipotle. The concept originated in Washington, D.C., expanded to Los Angeles, and opened last month in suburban Schaumburg. Expect to see additional ShopHouses around Chicago after management gets a better idea of the market.
Tim Wildin, ShopHouse's director of concept development, sat down with Eater Chicago last month for an interview, and in honor of their arrival at 24 E. Jackson Blvd., here's a few facts about the chain which now operates 13 locations: