Chipotle Values

We believe that food has the power to change the world

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We Do It By Being Real

Chipotle was born of the radical belief that there is a connection between how food is raised and prepared, and how it tastes. Real is better. Better for You, Better for People, Better for Our Planet. It may be the hard way to do things, but it’s the right way.

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This isn't just food for thought, it's thought for food

Being real means making food fresh every day

No Artificial flavors,
colors, or preservatives.

No Microwaves, freezers
or can openers.

Being real means we only use 53 ingredients you can pronounce

And the only ingredient that is hard to pronounce at Chipotle is “Chipotle.”

(It’s Chih-poat-lay, by the way)

Avocado
Yellow Onion
Bay Leaf
White Sweet Corn
Beef
White Rice
Bell Pepper
Wheat Flour
Black Beans
Water
Black Pepper
Vegetable Rennet
Brown Rice
Tomato Paste
Canola Oil
Tomato
Cheddar Cheese
Tomatillo
Cheese Culture
Thyme
Chicken
Tapioca Starch
Chipotle Chile
Sunflower Oil
Cilantro
Soy Beans
Cloves
Salt
Cumin
Rice Bran Oil
Romain Lettuce
Corn Masa Flour
Garlic
Cornstarch
Jalapeno
Cultured Cream
Juniper Berries
Distilled Vinegar
Lemon Juice
Gypsum
Lime Juice
Honey
Oregano
Lime Mineral
Pinto Beans
Milk
Poblano Pepper
Red Wine Vinegar
Pork
Red Chili
Red Onion

Being real means being committed

One of the first national restaurant brands to commit to goals on local and organic produce.

First national restaurant brand to commit to using only responsibly raised meat with some of the highest animal welfare standards.

No added hormones ever

Being real means fighting for our planet

We commit to divert 50% of our waste from landfills during 2020

Gloves To Bags

In 2018, we began a pilot program recycling our used plastic gloves into waste bags that we use in 43% of our very own restaurants.

Being real means treating our people right

Supporting people who live our values with real culinary training, career opportunities and great benefits.

Chipotle Careers
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It's our way to cultivate a better world

One meal might not change the world, but the way we make it might.

Real ingredients, real purpose, real flavor. Chipotle - For Real Order Now