Chipotle Mexican Grill is now accepting applications for the 2018 installment of its Reading program with rewards like free kids meals and BOGO coupons.
Chipotle Reading Rewards are bookmarks that include free kid’s meal cards for younger readers, or buy-one-get-one free entrée cards for teen readers.
“At Chipotle we’re not just passionate about feeding the communities we serve, but also feeding young minds,” said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. “Through the Reading Rewards program, we can help fuel an enthusiasm for reading and are pleased to supply teachers and librarians with the resources needed to encourage that passion.”
The Chipotle Reading Rewards programs offers incentives for teachers’ and librarians’ existing reading programs across the country, or provides schools and libraries with turnkey resources, developed by teachers, to start a new reading program.
Last year, Chipotle rewarded 2.2 million readers with Reading Rewards and partnered with more than 6,000 schools and libraries. In 2018, Chipotle plans to expand the program, donating three million Reading Rewards.
Applications are reviewed and granted the second week in March and Reading Rewards are distributed by the end of March. Educators have the freedom to use these rewards as they see fit to promote literacy at their school or library.
To apply for the Chipotle Reading Rewards program, teachers and librarians can visit chipotle.com/reading. Each school or library may only apply for Chipotle Reading Rewards once per calendar year. Applicants should be prepared to use a valid school or library email address and request the cards to ship directly to the school or library district.
For more details see: Chipotle Reading Rewards.
About Chipotle (from Wikipedia)
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is a chain of restaurants located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, specializing in burritos and tacos. Its name derives from chipotle, the Mexican Spanish name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper.
The restaurant is known for its large burritos, assembly-line production, and use of natural ingredients. The company has released a mission statement called Food with Integrity, which highlights its efforts in using organic ingredients,and serves more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant chain.
Chipotle has more than 1900 locations.
The majority of food is prepared in each restaurant. Some exceptions are the beans and carnitas, which are prepared at a central kitchen in Chicago, Illinois. None of the restaurants have freezers, microwave ovens, or can openers.
Chipotle Food Safety
In December 2015, Seattle health officials closed a Seattle-area Chipotle for a day after it had repeatedly had small numbers of violations during recent consecutive inspections that previously would not have generated a closure order. On December 10, 2015, CEO Steve Ells released a press statement apologizing for 2015 outbreaks and promised changes to minimize the risks of future outbreaks.
On February 8, 2016, Chipotle closed all of its eateries nationwide for a few hours during the morning for an all-staff meeting on food safety.