All educators at 2,000 schools across the country will get a free Chipotle when they return to class

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. , August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: GCM) announced today that it will recognize all teachers at 2,000 schools in the United States with more than $1 million in free Chipotle*.

How it works

To honor teachers entering a new school year, Chipotle fans can nominate their favorite K-12 educators to give their schools a chance to receive free Chipotle entries for all teachers in their school. Through August 12fans can tag a teacher and leave a comment about their impact in the following posts on Chipotle’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels:

Beginning of the week of August 15thChipotle will randomly select 2,000 teachers in the comments to give free Chipotle entries to all teachers at their school, the equivalent of more than $1 million total in free Chipotle.

Chipotle’s donation aims to rally students and entire communities around their indispensable teachers.

“Teachers cultivate a better world by shaping the next generation,” said Chris Brandt, Marketing Director. “As a longtime supporter of education, we encourage our fans to join us in recognizing teachers and their impact on America’s youth.”

Children in Need Foundation

Chipotle will also leverage its Round-Up to real change feature on the Chipotle app and to support the Kids In Need Foundation (WWW.KINF.ORG), a national nonprofit organization that partners with teachers and students in underserved schools to provide the resources teachers need to teach and learners need to learn. Through August 31, Chipotle invites customers to join its mission to cultivate a better world by rounding up their bill to the highest dollar amount on the Chipotle app or to donate to the Foundation’s Teacher Supply Program Kids In Need. Each teacher at participating schools will receive supplies to fuel a semester of active learning including notebooks, folders, pencil cases and pouches, pencil sharpeners, rulers, erasers, highlighters, sticky note pads and pens. In the United States, more than 94% of public school teachers pay for school supplies out of their own pocket and, on average, they spend almost $500 for their respective classes**.

Chipotle’s Round Up for Kids In Need Foundation raised more than $2 million to date for thousands of underfunded teachers and students across the country.

Cultivate education

In addition to supporting teachers and its local communities, Chipotle also offers its workforce the opportunity to pursue higher education at no cost through its partnership with guild education, the nation’s leading education and development company. After just 120 days of employment, employees are eligible to earn debt-free degrees at leading nonprofit accredited universities in 100 majors through its Cultivate Education program. Additionally, Chipotle’s Tuition Reimbursement Program allows eligible employees to be reimbursed for their tuition fees up to $5,250 per year in qualification programs. Chipotle also offers English as a second language to all employees and their families, development opportunities through its learning management system (LMS), Spice Hub, and more.

*Name an eligible K-12 teacher in the US (virtual/home school not eligible) between approx. 00:01 PT on 08/09/22 – about. 11:59 p.m. PT on 8/12/22. For official rules, including how to enter, teacher definition, and full details, visit Sponsor: CMG Strategy Co., LLC


About Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: GCM) cultivates a better world by serving real, responsibly sourced food, cooked the classic way, with wholesome ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had more than 3,000 restaurants as of June 30, 2022, in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all of its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies. With more than 100,000 employees passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.

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