Chipotle, the chain Mexican fast food restaurant, will be coming to Forest Lake by spring of 2020, according to Regina Wu, a media relations representative for the company. The restaurant will be taking over the section of the building on 12th Street West formerly occupied by Tim Horton’s, which was left vacant after the Canadian coffee and donut chain abruptly closed its recently-opened Minnesota locations in May. A crew is currently working on demolishing the inside of the Tim Horton’s restaurant to prepare for Chipotle. Chipotle is currently hiring for staff; interested parties can apply at

Hannah Davis is the Area Editor at the Forest Lake Times. You can contact her at or (763)233-0709

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