Now Playing: A year after a massive explosion in the supply chain, Chipotle is back on top of the food supply chain after announcing the opening of a brand new commercial vending machine at its Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants.
The announcement comes as Chipotle prepares to open a brand-new commercial vending center on its main campus in suburban Los Angeles.
It is one of the first time the chain has announced a new commercial machine.
“Chipotle has always been about delivering value for customers and the future of our company,” Chipotle Chief Executive Officer and founder Steve Ells told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.
The new machines will be stocked with a variety of food products, including fresh meats and sauces, including chicken and steak, and vegetables and fresh fruits and vegetables.
The chain plans to expand the number of vending machines to 100 by 2020.
It also unveiled plans for a second new commercial unit at its restaurants.
Chipotle’s latest vending machines will carry the brand’s signature “Chipotle” logo, but will be equipped with a wide variety of other brand names and designs, including “Macho Sauce,” “Chili Sauce,” and “Chocolate Chipotle,” among others.
Ells also said that Chipotle will expand the size of its “Diners Club” program to offer a variety more popular in the U.S. and abroad.
Chipotle is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Chipotle Holdings Inc., which has been the world’s largest Chipotle franchisee since 2007.
The company’s restaurants opened in 19 countries and have more than 10 million customers, according to a report from the firm.