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12/04/15Chipotle Commits to Become Industry Leader in Food Safety
Chipotle investigation with CDC & FDA continues; no illnesses have occurred as a result of exposure occurring after early November, but additional cases may be reported as states get data to federal agencies DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) has taken aggressive actions to implement industry-leading food safety and food handling practices in all of its restaurants and throughout its supply chain. Its enhanc... 
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12/01/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Present at the 2nd Annual Bernstein Consumer Summit
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that the Company will present at an upcoming investor conference. On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Company will present at the 2nd Annual Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York City. The presentation will begin at 11:40 AM Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live from the Company’s Web Site at chipotle.com under the investor relations ... 
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11/20/15Chipotle Updates on E. coli Investigation
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) continues to work closely with state and federal health officials, as the investigation continues into an E. coli incident initially linked to 11 Chipotle restaurants in Washington and Oregon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduced the number of cases connected to Chipotle from 50 to 37 cases on November 18 (with 24 in Washington and 13 in Ore... 
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11/10/15Chipotle to Reopen Northwest Restaurants
All test results negative for E. Coli; no ongoing threat DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will reopen all 43 restaurants in the Seattle and Portland, Ore. markets that the company voluntarily closed. The restaurants are opening in the coming days with a fresh supply of all new ingredients. Health officials have concluded that there is no ongoing risk from this incident. Chipotle has taken impo... 
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11/03/15Chipotle Moves Aggressively to Address Issues in Washington and Oregon
Company voluntarily closes restaurants; replaces food; cooperates fully with investigation DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2015-- On the heels of an E. coli incident that was linked to eight of its restaurants in Oregon and Washington state, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) has taken a number of immediate steps to assist investigators as they conduct their review of the incident in Oregon and Washington. Among the specific actions the compan... 
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10/20/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Highlights for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the third quarter of 2014 include: Revenue increased 12.2% to $1.2 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 2.6% Restaurant level operating margin was 28.3%, a decre... 
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10/12/15Chipotle Appoints Chief Information Officer
Starbucks’ Curt Garner to Join Chipotle Management Team as the Company’s First CIO DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has hired Curt Garner as chief information officer. Garner, who held the same position at Starbucks Coffee Corporation, will join Chipotle effective November 23, 2015, and become the company’s first CIO. “We are changing the way people think about and eat fast f... 
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10/05/15Chipotle Says “Unnecessary” Additives Are Creepy for This Year’s Boorito Fundraiser
Customers are invited to add something “unnecessary” to their costumes to score a $3 burrito and to help raise $1 million for the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the return of its longstanding and popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. On Saturday, October 31 between 5pm and closing, Chipotle will offer $3 burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos to customers dr... 
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09/28/15Carnitas Returns to 90 Percent of Chipotle Restaurants
New Supplier Enables Chipotle to Return Popular Menu Item to Restaurants around the Country DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it has restored most of its pork supply and is again serving Carnitas in 90 percent of its restaurants. The company expects to have Carnitas back in all of its restaurants by the end of November. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full r... 
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09/24/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Results on October 20, 2015
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with third quarter 2015 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 PM Eastern time that same day. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-800-474-8920... 
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09/14/15Chipotle Announces Super Short Book Report Sweepstakes with Amazon Kindle and Adds Writers to the “Cultivating Thought” Author Series
Participants invited to summarize the essays on Chipotle’s packaging for a chance to win one of 500 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-readers DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the latest installment of its popular “Cultivating Thought” author series, and with it a new online sweepstakes called the Super Short Book Report. The sweepstakes, presented with Amazon Kindle, invites participants to s... 
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09/01/15Chipotle Delivery Partnership with Tapingo Expands Options to College Campuses
New partnership enhances Chipotle’s delivery options; provides delivery access to students at 40 college campuses DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 1, 2015-- As college students make their way back to school for another year, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is making it easier for students to find the food they love, allowing more time for study and less to search for burritos. Through a new partnership with Tapingo, a leading mobile commerce a... 
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08/24/15Chipotle to Hire 4,000 People in a Single Day at First-Ever National Career Day on September 9
Job interviews will take place at all U.S. restaurants; applicants are invited to register online for an interview DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced its first-ever National Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 9, with the goal of hiring 4,000 new employees. Management teams at each U.S. restaurant location will hold open interviews for up to 60 applicants between 8-11 a.m. I... 
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07/21/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Highlights for the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the second quarter of 2014 include: Revenue increased 14.1% to $1.2 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 4.3% Restaurant level operating margin was 28.0%, an increa... 
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07/15/15Chipotle Continues Effort to Educate Consumers on What’s in Their Food in Upcoming Marketing Campaign
“Friend or Faux” reinforces the beauty of simplicity in food by contrasting Chipotle ingredients with fast food DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2015-- On July 21, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will launch “Friend or Faux” – an integrated marketing campaign and interactive digital experience that invites consumers to learn about the differences between Chipotle’s ingredients and those commonly used to make fast food. The “Friend or Faux” ... 
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06/04/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results on July 21, 2015
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with second quarter 2015 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 PM Eastern time that same day. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-888-378-4413 o... 
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06/01/15Chipotle Announces Partnership with (RED)
Limited-edition gift cards generate money to support (RED); celebrity chefs and TV personalities create original recipes using Chipotle ingredients to support the campaign DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced a new partnership with (RED) during the month of June to support the fight against AIDS. The partnership will include a donation to the Global Fund to fight AIDS from limited-edition C... 
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05/04/15Essay Contest Offers Students Scholarships and a Chance to Have Their Writing Published on Chipotle Packaging
Authors Jonathan Safran Foer, Laura Esquivel to judge “Cultivating Thought” Essay Contest for middle and high school students, offering each of 10 winners a $20,000 scholarship DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has launched the Cultivating Thought essay contest, a writing competition offering scholarship opportunities to middle and high school students who submit essays by May 31. By entering original st... 
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04/27/15Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Company to Use Only Non-GMO Ingredients
Company now shifting focus to creating an even better tortilla DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has achieved its goal of moving to only non-GMO ingredients to make all of the food in its U.S. restaurants – including all of the food at its Asian restaurant concept, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. The company is now actively developing new recipes for its tortillas, which are the only food items on its menu... 
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04/21/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Highlights for the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014 include: Revenue increased 20.4% to $1.09 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 10.4% Restaurant level operating margin was 27.5%, an increa... 
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03/11/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2015 Results on April 21, 2015
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG), the national chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2015 financial results on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with first quarter 2015 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 PM Eastern time that same day. T... 
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02/12/15Chipotle Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Cultivate Festival Series
Festival returns to Minneapolis, comes to Phoenix and Kansas City for the first time; sweepstakes offers a chance to attend a festival of your choice DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced the preliminary lineup for its 2015 Cultivate food, music and ideas festivals, with events planned in two new cities – Phoenix and Kansas City – and returning to Minneapolis for a second time. This year mark... 
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02/03/15Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 include: Revenue increased 26.7% to $1.07 billion Comparable restaurant sales increased 16.1% Restaurant level operating margin w... 
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01/27/15Chipotle Launches New Installment of “Cultivating Thought” Author Series on Cups and Bags
Best-selling Author Jonathan Safran Foer Returns as Curator, with 10 New and Notable Writers Creating Original Stories to be Featured on Chipotle’s Packaging DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2015-- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the second installment of its “Cultivating Thought” author series with 10 new and original essays written by influential writers, authors and thought leaders to be featured on its cups and bags. Th... 
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