How the fast food industry is making Spokane look like a ‘Fast Food Capital of the World’
— The fast food business is here to stay.
Fast food chains are coming to the Spokane area, and they are coming fast.
The growth is coming from fast food restaurants in Spokane and surrounding areas, from Chipotle and Chipotle Mexican Grill in the Pearl District, to McDonald’s and Burger King in the northwest.
It’s a trend that could soon spread to the rest of the country.
In a city of just over 2 million, Spokane is poised to become a fast food hub.
That’s because fast food workers have been coming to Spokane since the mid-1990s.
“There is so much competition in the fast-food industry right now, but it’s going to be a lot easier for us to keep going if we keep doing the things we’re doing right now,” said Jennifer Evers, owner of The Chipotle Grill in Spokane.
Evers opened The Chipotles restaurant in 2008 and now operates the chain of 12 restaurants in and around Spokane.
Evers said she was inspired by the success of Chipotle in Spokane, which saw the chain become a staple in the city and attracted a loyal customer base.
“We started thinking of the best way to serve food that wasn’t just the fast casual stuff,” Evers told ABC News.
“We wanted to create an environment where people would feel like they were part of a family.”
Chipotle is the largest fast food chain in the United States.
It has over 20 locations and employs about 3,500 people.
Evers said her company has created a “family atmosphere” for its customers.
She said she is “absolutely” proud of how the chain has expanded.
This is the first time I can say that Spokane is a fast-growing fast food destination, she said.
Eters said that the company is focused on “keeping the focus on our employees and making sure we are working the best we can to grow the business.”
The Chipotle chain has about 10 locations in Spokane County, including one in the Spokane Downtown Mall.
The Chiposas are known for their chicken tacos, salads, sandwiches and breakfast tacos.
Eins said the company also serves breakfast and lunch at its restaurants.
The fast-casual industry has been growing in Spokane over the past few years.
A study from the Economic Development Institute showed that the local economy added an additional $4.7 billion to the economy last year.
With the influx of fast food, Evers is confident that the Spokane-area fast food community will continue to grow.
“I think we are going to have a lot of new people coming in, and we are excited about that,” Eins told ABC news.
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