Brand to donate $1 to young farmers for every delivery order on gameday, alongside larger commitment of $5 million over five years
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced it will premiere its first ever Super Bowl commercial during the second quarter of Super Bowl LV. The spot, titled “Can a Burrito Change the World?,” features a young boy rhetorically asking that question while highlighting the impact that Chipotle’s ‘Food with Integrity’ standards could have on the world, including reducing carbon emissions, saving water, and supporting local growers.
The ad can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/BkXHqihY4RE
Evidenced in the ad, created by Venables Bell and Partners, Chipotle believes that how we grow our food affects how we grow the future. The company believes the global pandemic has shifted consumer behavior to lean towards a community-focused society, further igniting a passion inside of many for making purchasing decisions that drive difference in the world around them. With this spot as part of a series of brand actions, Chipotle is shedding light on how greater awareness of where food comes from and how it is grown can not only help everyone, but also begin to reverse an agricultural industry crisis, which has lost 40x more farmers than it has gained over the last decade.*
Big Game, Bigger Commitment
Chipotle is utilizing the big game to address the challenges faced within our food system and has committed $5 million over five years to help remove barriers and enable the next generation of farmers and ranchers to succeed. Last year, the brand spent more than $300 million in food premiums to purchase supplies that are responsibly sourced, humanely raised and often locally grown. Even though more than 400 million acres of farmland are expected to need new farmers in coming years*, it is becoming increasingly difficult for young farmers to find affordable land in the United States. Chipotle is helping these young farmers get started and assist the local communities that rely on the opportunities and income these farms provide.
Handing Off to the Fans
In addition to this commitment, on Sunday, February 7, Chipotle will be donating $1 from every delivery order to the National Young Farmers Coalition, and for orders placed on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com only, Chipotle will offer fans $0 delivery fees. Additionally, fans ordering from the app or online can round up their order total to the next highest dollar using Chipotle’s real change feature to support the National Young Farmers Coalition starting today.
“Our big game ad debut is a milestone moment for our brand,” said Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer. “We want to use this massive platform to help shift attention toward creating positive change for the challenges our food system faces and educate consumers on how they can make a difference.”
In October 2020, Chipotle launched a feature to showcase how simple decisions like what ingredients go into your meal can affect the world. Its “Real Foodprint” tracker allows guests to view the cumulative potential impact of their Chipotle orders, as compared to orders using conventional ingredients, against five key metrics including: Less Carbon in the Atmosphere, Gallons of Water Saved, Improved Soil Health, Organic Land Supported, and Antibiotics Avoided.
Chipotle’s Commitment to Farming
Since 2019, Chipotle has pledged to help reinvigorate the fading farming industry for future generations. To date, the brand’s programs include:
- Tractor Beverage Co. Partnership
- All Tractor Beverages sold by Chipotle help support the U.S. agricultural industry, with 5% of Chipotle’s profits from its sale of these beverages being donated to causes that benefit farmers. Funds expand Chipotle’s existing farmer programs including long-term contracts, increased local sourcing, scholarships and grants to start, run or grow farming operations, among others.
- Virtual Farmers Market
- Chipotle is supporting farmers in its supply chain by assisting in the development of eCommerce sites within the Chipotle Virtual Farmers Market, an online marketplace where consumers can buy real ingredients online, directly from the brand’s suppliers.
- Young Farmers
- To date, Chipotle and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation have contributed over $500,000 to support the next generation of farmers. The brand is empowering the industry by offering education, scholarships, grants, and three-year contracts to young farmers.
- Farmlink Project
- This winter, Chipotle’s real change partnership with The Farmlink Project raised awareness of food waste across the United States and allowed Farmlink to donate more than 9.5 million meals to those who needed it most. In addition, by engaging their supply chain with the non-profit, Chipotle has set an example for companies looking to make sustainable long-term change in the fight against food insecurity.
- Chipotle’s Aluminaries Project 2.0 accelerator program has helped growth stage ventures across the country advance innovative solutions in farming.
$0 Delivery Fee Terms
Additional service fee applied at checkout. Offer valid 2/7/21 only. Valid only at chipotle.com or on the Chipotle app; not valid on orders placed via third-party delivery platforms. Available within Chipotle’s delivery areas from participating U.S. locations, during normal operating hours for such locations. Minimum order $10/maximum order $200, each excluding tax. Deliveries and redemption of offer are subject to availability. Offer is not valid on catering or Burritos by the Box orders. Redemptions of Chipotle Rewards and other promotional offers may be included in a qualifying delivery order but do not count towards satisfaction of minimum purchase requirements. Chipotle reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply; void where prohibited.
*SOURCE: National Young Farmers Coalition
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 over 2,700 restaurants as of September 30, 2020, 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 94,000 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 former 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.
SOURCE: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.