chipotle values

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.



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
is a classically trained chef.


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.


Every choice we make—about who we work with, what we serve, and what we stand for—affects the bigger picture: the health of the planet. Nutrient-rich soil reduces the need for pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, buying locally reduces vehicle emissions from transportation, and humane animal husbandry means diminished reliance on antibiotics. As we strive each day to be better, we keep in mind that everything is connected.


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.