Much-anticipated fast-casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is now open in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The phone number is 221-0018.
Big Orange: Burgers, Salads and Milkshakes plans to open sometime next week in the Promenade at Chenal shopping center. The restaurant is the latest concept from ZaZa owners John Beachboard and Scott McGehee. In an interview in May, McGehee said the restaurant would offer a mix of healthy and indulgent fare, with a number of burger options; a broad, ZaZa-style salad menu and a dozen gourmet milkshakes and floats. The restaurant will be open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.-close Thursday to Saturday. The phone number is 821-1515.
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