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 affected regions.
“As storms continue to greatly affect our employees and customers in
states across the country, we want to do what we can to help those
impacted,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and CEO at Chipotle. “We
are committed to taking care of our customers and our communities, and
not just when times are easy. Throughout the past several weeks, we were
able to feed volunteers, work with our local suppliers to donate food
and ensure our employees are compensated even when restaurants are
“United Way is grateful for the generosity of Chipotle and their
customers,” said Mary Sellers, U.S. president, United Way Worldwide.
“The past few weeks have been extremely challenging for the Irma
affected areas that we serve in Florida, as the storm damage and
resulting needs are assessed. Witnessing organizations like Chipotle
support their communities proves that we will always find a path forward
when we work together. It is an honor to serve our United Way Florida
communities with the generous support of Chipotle.”
To contribute, residents can simply visit any Chipotle in Florida at any
time from open to close (10:45 am to 10:00 pm) on Monday, Sept. 25 and
half of all of the food and beverage sales will be donated to the United
Way. Digital, catering and takeout orders placed for that day, in
addition to any orders placed in the restaurant, are also included in
In addition to the fundraiser scheduled in the more than 140 Florida
restaurants, Chipotle has been an active partner to the United Way and
other organizations supporting hurricane recovery efforts in Texas,
Florida and surrounding areas. On September 10, Chipotle and the United
Way teamed up for a region-wide fundraiser, resulting in a donation of
nearly $400,000 from Chipotle.
Additional fundraisers for organizations such as Austin Pets Alive!
which will have ramped up efforts to support displaced pets during the
hurricane, are scheduled for later this month.
In the week Hurricane Harvey hit, Chipotle also donated more than 50,000
pounds of food and supplies, which was distributed to those in need at
the Houston Convention Center, Children’s Medical Hospital and Food Bank
of San Antonio. Chipotle also made a cash donation to the Red Cross for
immediate emergency efforts. During both hurricanes, Chipotle has also
paid all employees for any time missed while restaurants were closed due
to these natural disasters.
About United Way
Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of
every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers,
9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every
year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit.
We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries
and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the
challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global,
national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and
faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health
providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information
about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org.
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Steve Ells, Founder, Chairman and 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, and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients,
prepared using classic cooking methods and served in an interactive
style allowing people to get exactly what they want. Chipotle seeks out
extraordinary ingredients that are not only fresh, but that are raised
responsibly, with respect for the animals, land, and people who produce
them. Chipotle prepares its food using real, whole ingredients, and is
the only national restaurant brand that prepares its food using no added
colors, flavors or other industrial additives typically found in fast
food. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in Denver in 1993 and now
operates more than 2,300 restaurants. For more information, visit
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