Food With Integrity is Chipotle’s commitment to responsibly raised animals, classic cooking techniques, whole ingredients, the environment, local produce.
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 WHOLE OR NOTHING REAL INGREDIENTS JUST TASTE BETTER.
We’re all about preparing food without added colors, flavors, or preservatives (other than lemon or lime juice, which can be used as preservatives — though we use them only for taste).
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 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.
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.
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 develop close relationships with many of the farmers, ranchers, and other suppliers who produce the ingredients we serve every day.
We partner with farms that prioritize the long-term health of their land.
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.
There’s no place for nontherapeutic antibiotics or added hormones on the farms that produce our ingredients.
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 on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.
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 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.
A LOVE STORY
A Love Story is a short film parable of how the fast food industry has devolved over the years through rivalry and marketing-driven menus.
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…
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THERE IS NO INTEGRITY IN RAISING ANY ANIMAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF KILLING IT, no mater what the animal is fed, or the reason for slaughtering the animal, whether it be for our plate, to wear on our backs, to experiment on or any other insane reason to continue the debate. It is and always will be flat-out wrong.
It’s hard to even imagine how the brutal enslavement, torture and slaughter of animals could in any way shape or form be considered part of somebody else’s love story.
Unless completely plant-based, Cultivating Chipotle by investing in their product is a total mistake and waste of money.
We don’t get pork from pigs. Pork is the pig.
Given that Chipotle has half of the love story wrong, they do put out a chart on how to order vegan at their restaurant.
Do you think it would kill their love story to offer a vegan grated cheese and a liquid cheese, plus vegan chicken and pork products? How difficult could that be?