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United Way Worldwide today reported that Chipotle Mexican Grill has raised more than $1.4 million to support the nonprofit’s interim- and long-term recovery assistance to residents affected by natural disasters to-date since 2017.      

Through Chipotle restaurant fundraisers in local markets impacted by, or in proximity to disasters, Chipotle has supported United Way recovery efforts for those impacted by the Mexico earthquake and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, as well as Hurricane Florence in 2018. Most recently, Chipotle led a November fundraiser that raised $380,000 from more than 75,000 participants who showed their support in the wake of devastating wildfires in Northern and Southern California.

Chipotle has reported details on its fundraising efforts for the California wildfires in a press release

Chipotle fundraisers supporting United Way efforts since 2017:

$400,000 – Hurricane Harvey (2017)

$430,000 – Hurricane Irma (2017)

$100,000 – Mexico Earthquake (2017)

$150,000 – Hurricane Florence (2018)

$380,000 – California Wildfires (2018)


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without added colors, flavors or other additives. Chipotle had nearly 2,450 restaurants as of September 30, 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 starting with a single restaurant in Denver, Colorado in 1993. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create 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.

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