For the record, the reporter from WSLS did a great job and really seemed to know what he was doing - and he's one of the few people that managed to correctly pronounce the name of the restaurant. It's funny how so many people claim to be "THE BIGGEST FANS" but can't even say the name of the place. It's Chipotle! Not Chipolte!
Only six of us ended up spending the night, but it was exactly what I was hoping for when I first thought about camping out for the opening. A big shout out to Nicole, Brent, Mom, Hunter, & Parker for joining me in this crazy adventure and staying the night!
Hanging out on Monday night and Tuesday morning was a lot of fun, and we were excited once Chipotle actually opened. A line started to form while we were taking our tents down and cleaning up, but we still managed to keep our spots at the front of the line (pretty sure we earned that even though some people appeared to be trying to cut in front of us). The general manager came out and announced they were opening five minutes early because everyone was so excited, so we ordered our first burritos at 10:55am! I had a burrito with carnitas (pork), black beans, rice, pico de gallo, corn salsa, lettuce, & cheese. Delicious! After finishing my massive burrito, I rushed over to the Roanoke YMCA (that place is awesome) to take a shower and then headed over to work at the Roanoke Visitor's Center. In all, it was a great day and experience and something I'll never forget. Here are the links from the news coverage:
Chipotle opens in Roanoke - WDBJ7
Mini-fiesta greets opening of Roanoke Chipotle - The Roanoke Times