Chipotle opens new location in Santee

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened a new location at 9828 Mission Gorge Road in Santee. The storefront was previously a La Salsa restaurant. The Santee Chipotle restaurant has 28 full-time employees, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Catering services are available. Chipotle now has 20 locations in San Diego County.
In its second quarter earnings report, the company said it opened 55 new restaurants during the quarter, including its first restaurant in Paris, France, bringing the total restaurant count to 1,316. Chipotle’s menu includes burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Chipotle opened its first restaurant in 1993.