Chipotle has announced that it has applied for a new federal Food and Drug Administration approval for its chipotle chain, Tex-Mex restaurants nationwide and in Texas.
The application, which was received by the FDA on Tuesday, was filed by the company on Thursday.
The application was first reported by Business Insider.
Chipotle’s application is a little more detailed than the one the company submitted last year.
It covers more than 40 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.,S.
territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and U. S. Virgin Island.
It applies for approval to expand its nationwide operation.
“This is an important step in the process to enable our franchisees to expand our restaurants and provide customers with the highest-quality ingredients, with the freshest, most authentic ingredients and with the most healthful products available,” Chipotle CEO Ed Gonzalez said in a statement.
This marks the second time that Chipotle and the FDA have submitted a joint application.
The company submitted the first one in May 2015.
Chipots application does not cover the expansion of the chain to the U,S.
Chipotle will apply for a Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) permit to open more than 400 restaurants in all 50 states, according to the FDA.
It is expected to expand to the continental U. s. as early as the end of 2020.
Chipotle is also preparing to expand across the U S. with the company announcing plans for a third location in Texas and a fourth location in Florida.