Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) has an inspiring story that always believed in the people, be it their staff or clients. Its people first mentality has resulted in tremendous growth, despite recession. The 100th Chipotlane is due to open later this month, to match increasing demand. It will be located in Ohio where the concept was first introduced in 2018. Chipotlane is the brand’s drive-thru digital order pick-up lane.
The brand has announced 10,000 news jobs along with the opening of the 100th Chipotlane.
More than 60% of the Chipotle restaurants will have Chipotlane included. The digital sales has continued to grown over 80% during the pandemic. This increase in online business has resulted in higher demand of operational staff. Hence, to meet the demand, Chipotle plans to recruit another 10,000 employees over the next few months.
“Customers want convenience and appreciate the ability to personally retrieve their orders without leaving their car,” said Scott Boatwright, Chief Restaurant Officer. “With a dedicated team and kitchen devoted to digital orders, we need to continue to grow our workforce to support the increasing demand, especially in locations featuring a Chipotlane.”
The brand has received around 700,000 applications since the beginning of the year. It has for many year practiced inclusive culture and good employee benefits. This includes the option to earn a debt-free college degree, access to mental healthcare for employees and their families. In addition to the recent enhanced paid parental leave, an all-crew bonus and paid time off. They are also using their sign board to display work of emerging artists across the country.
“Today’s purpose-driven culture has created an expectation from people who are looking to work for companies that align with their values,” said Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer. “At Chipotle, we are dedicated to cultivating a better world not only through our food, but through our people.”