Chipotle Joins Fort Lauderdale Strikers as Sponsor
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have named Chipotle Mexican Grill as its exclusive quick-serve restaurant partner for the 2014 season. As part of the partnership, the Strikers will host 15 Chipotle Youth Soccer Clinics throughout South Florida.
In celebration of the partnership and the Strikers home opener, Chipotle will offer a buy-one-get-one-free burrito, order of tacos, salad or bowl on Saturday, April 12 from 12 to 7 p.m. at any Broward County Chipotle location for those wearing a Strikers jersey or T-shirt.
“We’re excited to be working with Chipotle, a company known for its long-standing, grass roots support of youth sports and especially soccer,” said Tom Mulroy, president of the Strikers. “The Chipotle Youth Soccer Clinics will allow our pros to share important soccer skills with young athletes in our area and highlight the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles.”
In addition to the Chipotle Youth Soccer Clinics led by the pros, coaches and front office staff, the Strikers will work with community soccer clubs to present fundraiser opportunities with local Chipotle restaurants.
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that – where possible – are sustainably grown and Responsibly Raised® with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more than 1,600 restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.