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Chipotle and United Way to Raise Funds for United Way Nebraska and Iowa Flood Relief Efforts

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – April 9, 2019 -- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will donate one-third of sales from restaurants in Sioux City, Iowa and Nebraska on Wednesday, April 10, to the United Way Nebraska and Iowa flood relief efforts. Raised funds will help United Way provide mid- and long-term recovery assistance to residents affected by the devastating floods in Nebraska and Iowa.

“We feel it’s important to be a good neighbor and help with the rebuilding process in the Nebraska and Iowa communities impacted by these historic floods,” said Laurie Schalow, Chief Corporate Reputation Officer at Chipotle. “By working closely with the United Way to raise funds for its Nebraska and Iowa flood relief efforts, we hope to assist the families and individuals recovering from this disaster.”

“United Way is honored to have an incredible partnership with Chipotle. Chipotle has generously joined our efforts to provide relief for those affected by the recent historic flooding of the Iowa and Nebraska region. Our 2-1-1 operators have been tirelessly serving on the front lines directing affected people to the resources they need,” said Mary Sellers, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide. “Iowa is my home, and I am proud that this partnership with Chipotle will help our community.”

To contribute to the cause, residents can simply visit any Chipotle in Sioux City, Iowa and Nebraska between open to close on Wednesday, April 10, and one-third of the pre-tax proceeds from food and beverage sales will be donated to the United Way. Digital, catering and takeout orders placed in the participating markets for April 10, in addition to any orders placed in the restaurants, will also be included in this fundraising effort.  

About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 8.3 million donors worldwide and $4.6 billion raised every year, United Way is the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit. Engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, United Way creates sustainable solutions to the challenges facing 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. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

About Chipotle
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had nearly 2,500 restaurants as of December 31, 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. With more than 70,000 employees passionate about providing.

a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. Steve Ells, founder and Executive Chairman, first opened Chipotle with a single restaurant in Denver, Colorado in 1993. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.

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United Way

Contact: Southerlyn Reisig
703.836.7100 ext. 321


Contact: Laurie Schalow