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Trivia questions with answers about Chipotle restaurants

What is the Chipotle Mexican Grill?
A: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., often known simply as Chipotle, is an American chain of fast casual restaurants.

They specialize in what?
A: Bowls, tacos and Mission burritos made to order in front of the customer.

Chipotle operates restaurants in the United States, and what other countries?
A: The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France.

Its name derives from chipotle, the Nahuatl name for what?
A: A smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper.

Chipotle was one of the first chains of what?
A: Fast casual dining establishments.


Who founded it?
A: It was founded by Steve Ells.

 When was it founded?
A: On July 13, 1993.

How many restaurants did Chipotle have when McDonald's Corporation became a major investor in 1998?
A: 16 restaurants.

By the time McDonald's fully divested itself from Chipotle in 2006, the chain had grown to how many locations?
A: Over 500.

In 2015, with more than 2,000 locations, Chipotle had a net income of how much?
A: US$475.6 million.


How many employees did it have?
A: More than 45,000 employees.

In May 2018, Chipotle announced the relocation of their corporate headquarters to where?
A: Newport Beach, California, in Southern California, ending their relationship with Denver after 25 years.

Steve Ells attended what in Hyde Park, New York?
A: The Culinary Institute of America.

Afterward, he became what?

A: A line cook for Jeremiah Tower at Stars in San Francisco.

There, Ells observed the popularity of what?
A: The taquerías and San Francisco burritos in the Mission District.


In 1993, Ells took what he learned in San Francisco and opened what?
A: The first Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Where was it located?
A: In Denver, Colorado, in a former Dolly Madison Ice Cream store at 1644 East Evans Avenue, near the University of Denver campus.

How did he finance it?
A: With an $85,000 loan from his father.

Ells and his father calculated that the store would need to sell how man burritos per day to be profitable?
A: 107 burritos.

After one month, the original restaurant was selling how many burritos a day?
A: Over 1,000.


The second store opened in 1995 using Chipotle's cash flow, and the third was opened using what?
A: An SBA loan.

To fund additional growth, Ells' father invested how much?
A: $1.5 million.

Afterwards, Ells created what?
A: A board of directors and business plan, raising an additional $1.8 million for the company.

Ells had originally planned to use funds from the first Chipotle to open what?
A: A fine-dining restaurant, but instead focused on Chipotle Mexican Grill when the restaurants saw success.

In 1998, the first restaurant outside of Colorado opened in what location?
A: Kansas City, Missouri.


The company opened its first location in Minnesota by opening near what?
A: The campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in March 1999.

In 1998, who made an initial minority investment in the company?
A: McDonald's.

By 2001, the company had grown to be Chipotle's what?
A: Largest investor.

The investment from McDonald's allowed the firm to do what?
A: To quickly expand, from 16 restaurants in 1998 to over 500 by 2005.



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