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11/29/17Chipotle Begins Search for New CEO
Current Chairman, CEO and Founder Steve Ells to Become Executive Chairman with Primary Focus on Innovation Upon Completion of Search DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced that Steve Ells, chairman and CEO – and the founder of the company in 1993 – will become executive chairman following the completion of a search to identify a new CEO. The Board has formed a search committee comprised of ... 
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11/06/17Chipotle’s New Mobile App Makes Ordering Real Food On-The-Go Even Easier
New Chipotle app, available on iPhone and Android, includes quick reorder, easier customization of meals, and Apple and Android pay DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced a new mobile app that is available for download starting today on Apple and Android devices. Whether a first-time mobile user or an online ordering regular, the app enhances guests’ on-the-go Chipotle experience by offering f... 
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11/02/17Chipotle Offers Active Military and Veterans BOGO as Foil-Wrapped Token of Thanks on Nov. 7
Active military and veterans can receive buy-one-get-one Chipotle on Nov. 7, a week before Veterans Day DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2017-- In honor of those who serve, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will offer our country’s heroes a special thank you with a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offer from 5 p.m. to close on the Tuesday before Veterans Day, Nov. 7. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.busi... 
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10/24/17Chipotle Third Quarter Diluted EPS Increased 155% on 8.8% Revenue Growth
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Overview for the three months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016: Revenue increased 8.8% to $1.13 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 1.0% Restaurant level operating mar... 
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10/17/17Boorito is Back and This Year Chipotle is Sweetening the Deal
No trick: Costumed customers score entrees for three bucks, plus a chance to win free burritos for a year DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will be holding their annual Halloween Boorito celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to closing, at all Chipotle locations. Customers who show up in costume will be treated to a three-dollar burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. This year, Chipotle is also... 
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09/27/17Chipotle Scores “A” in Chain Reaction III Study on Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals
Commitment to Meat Raised Responsibly Earns Chipotle Top Grade in Leading Antibiotic Study for Three Consecutive Years DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has earned an “A” grade in the Chain Reaction III Report and Scorecard, a ranking of the country’s largest fast food and fast casual restaurant companies based on their policies for antibiotic use in farm animals. Chipotle has earned “A” grades in each... 
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09/26/17Chef Richard Blais to Lead Tasty Made Burger Concept For Chipotle
Blais to Enhance Fast-Casual Burger Concept with New, High-Quality Menu Items DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 26, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has entered into a partnership with chef, restaurateur and James Beard-nominated cookbook author, Richard Blais, for its Tasty Made burger restaurant. Blais, whose other ventures include the highly acclaimed Juniper & Ivy and popular new chicken concept, Crack Shack, will bring his fine d... 
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09/25/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Results on October 24, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with third quarter 2017 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:10 PM Eastern time that same day. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-451-6152... 
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09/25/17Chipotle and United Way to Raise Funds for Hurricane Irma Relief on Monday, September 25
Half of all sales from all Florida Chipotle restaurants on Monday, September 25 will go directly to the United Way Irma Recovery Fund DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will donate half of all sales from its Florida restaurants on Monday, Sept. 25 to the United Way Irma Recovery Fund. The fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support mid- to long-term recovery throughout the ... 
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09/07/17Sunday, September 10: Chipotle and United Way Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Half of all sales from all Texas and Louisiana Chipotle restaurants on Sunday, September 10 will go directly to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 7, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will donate half of all sales from its Texas and Louisiana restaurants this Sunday, September 10 to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. The fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support mid- to l... 
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09/07/17Chipotle Reopens Doors to Restaurant No. 1 Following First Renovation in 24 Years
The first-ever Chipotle opened in 1993 across from the University of Denver, where founder and CEO Steve Ells first started serving burritos inspired by San Francisco Mission District DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 7, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has reopened its doors today to the first-ever Chipotle restaurant in its hometown of Denver following a summer long renovation. The original Chipotle location opened in the former Dolly M... 
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09/05/17Chipotle Cracks Code on All-Natural Queso; Available in All U.S. Restaurants on September 12
Making queso without industrial additives proves challenging, but popular with customers DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 5, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is set to fulfill the wishes of queso lovers from coast to coast, with the announcement that it will be adding queso to its menu nationwide on Tuesday, September 12. The company has been testing queso in 350 restaurants in Southern California and the Colorado area and has decided to... 
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08/22/17Chipotle Adds University of Denver Degree Program to Education Offerings; Announces Initial Results from Education Programs
Chipotle to offer educational assistance to employees who pursue a Bachelor of Arts at DU Initial data shows 89 percent of student-employees stay with Chipotle after enrolling in tuition assistance programs; student-employees also see greater likelihood of promotion DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has added University of Denver (DU) to the universe of colleges and universities that employees ... 
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08/14/17Chipotle Names Laurie Schalow Chief Communications Officer
Schalow brings more than 20 years of integrated communications experience to Chipotle executive team DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has hired Laurie Schalow as chief communications officer, a newly created position that will oversee all facets of Chipotle’s internal and external communications functions. Schalow comes to Chipotle from YUM! Brands where she held a variety of positions in communicatio... 
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07/25/17Chipotle Second Quarter Diluted EPS Increased 167% on Comparable Restaurant Sales Increase of 8.1% and Revenue Growth of 17.1%
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Overview for the three months ended June 30, 2017 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2016: Revenue increased 17.1% to $1.17 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 8.1% Restaurant level operating margin increased... 
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07/19/17Chipotle and RZA Launch SAVOR.WAVS, an Immersive Musical and Visual Journey into Chipotle’s 51 Real Ingredients
By composing their favorite Chipotle orders, customers create musical and visual experiences and earn free burritos SAVOR.WAVS features Chipotle orders composed and remixed by the Wu-Tang Clan, The Head and the Heart, Awolnation, GRiZ and PANG! DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 19, 2017-- To celebrate its commitment to using only real ingredients in its food, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) collaborated with RZA, multi-pl... 
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06/28/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Results on July 25, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with second quarter 2017 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:10 PM Eastern time that same day. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-451-6152 ... 
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06/07/17Cure the Craving: Chipotle Announces Buy One, Get One Offer for Nurses All Day on Wednesday, June 14
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 7, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is offering a special, one-day, buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotion to all nurses to celebrate their hard work and contributions. All day on Wednesday, June 14, from open to close, any nurse with a valid ID can take advantage of a special BOGO promotion at any Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant nationwide or in Canada. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the ful... 
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05/26/17Chipotle Mexican Grill Reports Findings from Investigation of Payment Card Security Incident
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is providing further information about the payment card security incident that the company previously reported on April 25, 2017. The information comes at the completion of an investigation that involved leading cyber security firms, law enforcement, and the payment card networks. The investigation identified the operation of malware designed to access payment card d... 
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05/11/17Chipotle Names Scott Boatwright Chief Restaurant Officer
Boatwright brings nearly 20 years of restaurant operations experience to Chipotle executive team DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has hired Scott Boatwright as chief restaurant officer, a position where he will work with the company’s senior restaurant leadership team to oversee restaurant operations for Chipotle’s nearly 2,300 North American restaurants. Boatwright comes to Chipotle ... 
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05/08/17Chipotle and Fans Gear Up for Festival Season with Trifesta VIP Sweepstakes
From May 8 – May 22, Fans Can Text to Win a Festival Package to Experience Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is helping its fans get into summer festival mode with its first-ever Trifesta VIP Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes gives fans a chance to win the ultimate festival experience package: VIP passes for one winner and a guest t... 
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05/02/17Chipotle Launches Accelerated Business Degree Customized for Its Employees
Chipotle Expands Educational Offerings for Employees Through Partnership with Guild Education and Bellevue University DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has launched a customized Bachelor’s Degree in Business, further expanding its current educational assistance program with Guild Education. Available through Bellevue University, the degree integrates hands-on, applied learning with theory to accelerate c... 
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04/28/17Treating Those Who Teach: Chipotle Announces Buy One, Get One Free Offer for Teachers
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2017-- In celebration of the important contributions made by teachers, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is offering a special, one-day, buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotion to all educators. From 3:00 p.m. to close on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Chipotle will host a Teachers’ Appreciation promotion where teachers, faculty and staff at schools and universities across the country can receive a BOGO with a valid school ID. ... 
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04/25/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 25, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Overview for the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016: Revenue increased 28.1% to $1.07 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 17.8% (including 0.6% from recognized revenue previously deferred related to Chiptopia... 
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04/10/17Chipotle Keeps It Real with Launch of Ad Campaign Focused on Real Ingredients
“As Real as It Gets” Campaign to Use National Television to Convey Brand’s Commitment to Using Only Real Ingredients in Their Food DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the launch of the “As Real as It Gets” advertising campaign created to support the company’s commitment to using only real ingredients. The launch of the campaign follows the recent announcement that Chipotle is the only national ... 
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04/04/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce First Quarter Results on April 25, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with first quarter 2017 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:10 PM Eastern time that same day. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-877-451-6152 or... 
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04/03/17New Chipotle “Spot the Imposter” Game Rewards Players With Free Chips and Guacamole, Chance to Win Free Burritos for a Year
Players search for “imposter” ingredients hidden among the company’s 51 real ingredients DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today launched “Spot the Imposter,” an online game designed to support its milestone achievement of becoming the only national restaurant brand without added colors, flavors or preservatives – artificial or natural – in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food (except for ... 
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03/28/17Chipotle Becomes Only National Restaurant Brand to Use No Added Colors, Flavors or Preservatives in Its Food
Multi-Year Quest to Develop Better Tasting, Preservative-Free Tortilla Complete; Company’s Food Now Includes Only 51 Real, Delicious Ingredients DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has become the only national restaurant brand with no added colors, flavors or preservatives in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food (except for lemon and lime juices which can be used as preservatives... 
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03/22/17Chipotle Launches ‘RAD Lands’ Television Series for Families on iTunes
Available exclusively on iTunes and in partnership with Discovery Education, the original series highlights ways for parents and kids to make good food choices DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 22, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today released “RAD Lands,” an original video series about food for kids between the ages of 7 and 10. The show is available exclusively on iTunes at iTunes.com/RadLands. The unbranded series, created in partner... 
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02/20/17Chipotle Significantly Reduces Digital Order Wait Times
“Smarter Pickup Times” Rolled Out Across the U.S.; Reduces Wait Times and Allows for Greater Digital Order Volume DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has completed the rollout of its “Smarter Pickup Times” technology to all its restaurants that offer digital ordering. The advanced technology allows customers who order digitally to benefit from shorter and more accurate pickup times and the ability to res... 
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02/08/17Chipotle Expands Reading Rewards Program for Educators
Chipotle motivates young readers with reading rewards, incentivizing book smarts with delicious food DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the expansion of the Chipotle Reading Rewards program, which rewards young readers with free Chipotle kid’s meals for reaching their reading goals. “We understand the importance of early literacy, and want to encourage kids of all ages to read,” s... 
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02/02/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. Overview for the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015: Revenue increased 3.7% to $1.0 billion Comparable restaurant sales for the month of December increased 14.7% and declined 4.8% for the full quarter ... 
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01/24/17New Chipotle “’Cado Crusher” Game Rewards Players with Free Chips and Guacamole
Digital experience showcases ingredients while challenging players for a chance to win free chips and guac DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) in partnership with Avocados From Mexico announced today a new online game called ‘Cado Crusher, where users have three rounds to smash and combine ingredients to make their own version of Chipotle’s delicious guacamole. Players are rewarded with a mobile ... 
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01/19/17Chipotle Names New Agency Partners for Advertising, Media Services
Venables Bell & Partners Named for Advertising Responsibilities, MullenLowe Mediahub Tapped for Media Planning and Buying DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has selected two new agency partners. Venables Bell & Partners will take on advertising duties, and MullenLowe Mediahub was selected for media planning and buying. The decision comes at the end of a four-month agency review that ... 
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01/13/17Chipotle Announces Latest Evolution in Animal Welfare Practices
Restaurant Chain Partners with CIWF and HSUS to Improve Treatment of Chickens DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced the latest evolution in its longstanding commitment to animal welfare — an initiative that represents a key component of the company’s mission. Together with Compassion in World Farming USA and The Humane Society of the United States, Chipotle has been working to address gro... 
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01/09/17Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Present at ICR Conference 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that the Company will present at an upcoming investor conference. On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the Company is scheduled to present at ICR Conference 2017 at 1:30 pm Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live from the Company’s Web Site at chipotle.com under the investor relations section. Archived webcasts will be available after the ... 
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01/04/17No Matter the Diet, Chipotle Has You Covered
Chipotle’s online tool helps customers meet their dietary needs in the New Year without sacrificing freshness or taste DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2017-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today its New Year’s resolution: an online tool to help customers not just count calories, but make calories count. Chipotle is launching a dietary options page that shows which ingredients are right for specific individual needs, so that cust... 
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