Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is a chain of fast food restaurants mainly offering tacos and burritos.
It was founded by the present Chairman, Steve Ells, in 1993. The company gets its name from chipotle, which is the Nahuati name for dried and smokes jalapeno chilli pepper. Presently it employs over 54000 people and has 1700 outlets in Canada, United Kingdom, United States, France and Germany. It tries to use organic ingredients in all its preparations and this is highlighted in its mission statement: Food with Integrity. All the outlets are entirely owned by the company, and not franchised. The menu is focused and offers burritos, bowls, tacos and salads only. Restaurants also offer margarita and beer, and fruit drinks. People at Chipotle believe in doing a few things perfectly, rather than diversifying the menu.