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Earth Day at Chipotle

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On Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, all Chipotle restaurants in Chicago will donate 50% of proceeds to the Kitchen Community up to $50,000 to the organization’s local chapter

WHO:

Chipotle Mexican Grill, a chain of burrito restaurants committed to serving food made from sustainably raised ingredients, and The Kitchen Community Chicago, a nonprofit organization with the mission to create “Community Through Food” by planting learning gardens in schools and community organizations across America.

WHAT:

On Tuesday, April 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., all Chicago Area Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to The Kitchen Community in an effort to assist in the company’s mission to provide seedlings to all 100 “Learning Gardens” in Chicago. Customers must mention The Kitchen Community on Earth Day from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at any Chicago Area Chipotle restaurant for the contribution to be made.

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at all Chicago Area Chipotle restaurants.

WHY:

As part of its ongoing community efforts, Chipotle often supports like-minded local organizations, including farmers markets in Chicago like Green City Market. Chipotle maintains a commitment to supporting sustainable food choices by purchasing only the best ingredients possible, including locally grown produce, when available, as well as some organic options. All Chipotle dairy – cheese and sour cream – is from pasture-raised dairy cows raised without the use of the synthetic growth hormone rBGH, and 100 percent of the meat served in Illinois is naturally raised.

MORE ABOUT CHIPOTLE:

Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of 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. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that—where possible—are sustainably grown and Responsibly Raised® with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more than 1,550 restaurants. For more information about Chipotle, visit Chipotle.com.

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