Chipotle Announces Catering in Colorado

  Chipotle Announces Catering in Colorado

Nationwide Rollout Planned for All Chipotle Restaurants

Business Wire

DENVER -- January 15, 2013

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will offer customers a new way to enjoy
their food with the launch of its catering service, beginning in Colorado on
January 21. Chipotle catering allows groups of 20 to 200 to customize their
own individual meal the same way they do at Chipotle restaurants.The company
will add catering to all of its markets in the coming months.

Chipotle catering provides entertaining options for groups of 20-200. (Photo:
Business Wire)

Chipotle catering provides entertaining options for groups of 20-200. (Photo:
Business Wire)

To kickoff catering in Colorado, Chipotle is offering customers who order
catering for 20 or more guests on Sunday, Feb. 3, two free entrée items
redeemable on a return visit.

“We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food by offering our
customers better ingredients from more sustainable sources in a way that is
affordable and accessible,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of
Chipotle. “With catering, we can now better serve our customers by allowing
them to bring Chipotle into their homes, offices and schools where they can
conveniently and effortlessly share the food that they love with large groups
of people.”

Chipotle catering offers a Taco and Burrito Bowl Spread that can be ordered
with two or three meats (including Responsibly Raised^® grilled chicken or
steak, and shredded barbacoa or carnitas) and comes complete with sides,
including cilantro-lime rice, pinto and black beans, fresh salsas, house-made
guacamole, cheese, and sour cream. Those looking for a snack or a smaller
option can choose Chipotle’s chips and salsa menu with hand-mashed guacamole,
fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, tomatillo-green chili salsa, and
tomatillo-red chili salsa. All options are easy to set up and come with
everything customers need to serve their guests.

Customers who place an order for Sunday, Feb. 3 can redeem their original
receipt for two free food items (burritos, burrito bowls, salads or tacos) at
any Chipotle location on a return visit through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Additionally, catering customers who return their serving stands to Chipotle
after their event will be given another free entrée card for use on a
subsequent visit. To order, customers can call 800-CHIPOTLE. Orders must be
placed at least 24 hours ahead of pick-up time.

For smaller catering orders (of six or more), Chipotle offers a “Burritos by
the Box” option, which allows customers to mix and match their choice of
chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa or vegetarian burritos including white or
brown cilantro-lime rice, vegetarian black beans, mild fresh tomato salsa and
cheese. “Burritos by the Box” orders also include a bag of chips,
tomatillo-green chili salsa, guacamole and sour cream for every two burritos


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 naturally raised with respect
for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. A similarly
focused people culture, with an emphasis on identifying and empowering top
performing employees, enables us to develop future leaders from within.
Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more
than 1,350 restaurants. For more information, visit

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