Chipotle plans to open its new location at 7190 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, near the end of September. (Photo by Kevin Haas/Rock River Current)
By Kevin Haas
Rock River Current

LOVES PARK — Chipotle is hiring as it prepares to open its newest area location later this month.

An opening day hasn’t been finalized for the new restaurant at 7190 E. Riverside Blvd. A company spokesperson said it should be set by Sept. 27.

Meanwhile, the company is hiring approximately 25 people to work at the Loves Park location. You can apply for a job here.

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The company increased its wages in June, resulting in starting wages ranging from $11$18 per hour.  The company also offers access to mental health care for employees, and after 120 days of employment workers are eligible to pursue debt-free degrees from nonprofit, accredited universities in partnership with Guild Education.

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The Riverside location is Chipotle’s third in the area. There are also restaurants at 751 S. Perryville Road, Rockford, and 1570 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park.

This article is by Kevin Haas. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @KevinMHaas.

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