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People camped outside waiting for North Dakota's first Chipotle to open


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Chipotle is opening its very first restaurant in North Dakota Monday.

And people in Fargo were so excited to get their hands on a burrito some camped outside before it opened.

Before now, people in Fargo had to drive some 150 miles to the nearest Chipotle – in St. Cloud, Minnesota, according to the chain's website.

The restaurant was originally set to open its 45th Street South location last July, Forum News reports. But after an unspecified delay, the wait is finally over.

The restaurant held a soft opening Sunday, before officially opening at 11 a.m. Monday.

Businesses nearby are also excited – not only for the food, but the increase in potential customers to the area.

"I know the entire staff is excited about Chipotle opening, but any time we can have these business filled next to us, it increases traffic and of course, traffic creates business so, we're excited about that," Barry Olson, who manages the nearby Ashley Furniture Store, told WDAY.

The Chipotle is expected to bring 35-40 jobs to the area, WDAY reported.

The chain has more than 1,600 restaurants nationwide and is expected to open about 200 more this year, Fargo Monthly notes.

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