Day After Day
We're Committed

To sourcing the very best ingredients we can find
and preparing them by hand.

To vegetables grown in healthy soil, and pork
from pigs allowed to freely root and roam outdoors or in deeply bedded barns.

We're committed because we understand the
connection between how food is raised and prepared,
and how it tastes.

We do it for farmers

animals

the environment

dentists

crane operators

ribbon dancers

magicians

cartographers

and you.

With every burrito we roll or bowl we fill, we're working
to cultivate a better world.

In the Kitchen

FRESH INGREDIENTS, SHARP SKILLS

In the Kitchen

Whole OR NOTHING

Real ingredients just taste better.

We're all about simple, fresh food without artificial flavors or fillers. Just genuine raw
ingredients and their individual, delectable flavors. We source from farms rather than
factories, and spend a lot more on our ingredients than many other restaurants.
We wouldn't have it any other way.

Culinary Chops

We actually cook in our kitchens.

Great ingredients deserve great preparation. Morning to night, our skilled crews
use classic cooking techniques on the meticulously sourced meats and produce
that are delivered regularly to each restaurant. It's no coincidence that our founder
and Co-CEO is a classically trained chef.

G-M-Over It

One strong stance deserves another.

In 2013, Chipotle made headlines for becoming the first national restaurant chain to voluntarily
disclose the presence of GMOs in our food. In 2015, we succeeded in our quest to switch
to serving food made only with non-GMO ingredients.
Learn more about why we're saying "Farewell" to GMOs.

ON THE FARM

RESPONSIBLY RAISING THE BAR

We care deeply about where our ingredients come from. While industrial farming practices have evolved to maximize profits and production, we make an extra effort to partner with farmers, ranchers, and other suppliers whose practices emphasize quality and responsibility. See how we're making choices with farmers, animals, and the environment in mind.

FARMS

We believe that small farms come in many sizes, that it's more about what you do than how big you are. Our suppliers share many of our values. Here are two to chew on.

We serve more local produce than any restaurant company in the U.S.
Learn more

We partner with farms that prioritize the long-term health of their land.
Learn more

Animals

We think that animals raised outdoors or in deeply-bedded pens are happier and healthier than those raised in confinement. With our suppliers, we take a firm stand on two things.

We're serious about pasture-raised animals that have room to be animals.
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There's no place for nontherapeutic antibiotics and synthetic hormones on the farms that produce our ingredients.
Learn more

ENVIRONMENT

Every choice we make—about who we work with, what we serve, and what we stand for—affects the bigger picture: the health of the planet. Nutrient-rich soil reduces the need for pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, buying locally reduces vehicle emissions from transportation, and humane animal husbandry means diminished reliance on antibiotics. As we strive each day to be better, we keep in mind that everything is connected.

BEYOND

CULTIVATING A BETTER WORLD

We've always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. Check out how we're changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you'll join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next.

CULTIVATE FESTIVAL

In 2010, we launched the Cultivate Festival,
a free event held each year in three cities
that brings together food, music, and ideas.

THE SCARECROW

"The Scarecrow" iOS game and accompanying
animated short film got people talking about
farming and the future of real food.

CHIPOTLE CAREERS

With a tradition of mentorship and promoting
management from within, Chipotle is a place to build a
career
and have fun while you're at it.

Founder and Co-CEO Steve

How many classically trained chefs start fast food restaurants? In 1993,
Steve Ells did just that, opening the first Chipotle and
bringing fresh thinking and real food knowledge to an
industry all about cheap ingredients and addictive additives.
Fast food hasn't been the same since.

FARMED & DANGEROUS

We branched into live-action storytelling with
an original comedy series that pokes fun at
the unsustainable world of industrial
agriculture.

CULTIVATE FOUNDATION

The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation is a non-profit
organization that funds initiatives supporting sustainable
agriculture, family farming, and food education. Through
events like our annual Boorito promotion at Halloween,
we've contributed over $3 million to what we believe in.