Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Free Chipotle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today from 5-8 at Columbus stores. As some people know, I love Burrito Bols.


Today between 5-8pm, all Columbus area stores will be giving away free burritos, tacos, or bowls, one item per person. No faxes accepted. The information was in the Columbus Dispatch today.DOUBLE TAKE Here's a free burrito to ease your gas painWednesday, June 25, 2008 3:16 AM By Robin DavisTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Can a car run on beans and rice? Chipotle Mexican Grill thinks so -- sort of.In an effort to offset the high cost of gasoline, the Mexican restaurant chain is offering customers free burritos, tacos or bowls from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Columbus-area stores -- one per person, no fax orders accepted.The company said it wants customers to be able to spend the money they'd usually spend on dinner on gasoline instead."Columbus is a great market for us," said Crickett Karson, spokeswoman for Chipotle. "Our customers, many who are younger, are suffering at the pump. We thought, 'We have a little extra in the kitty, and let's give back.' "At $5.25 to $5.75 per burrito, that's more than a gallon of gasoline per customer.Unlike May's Papa John's 23-cent pizza debacle, which stopped traffic and shut down stores, Chipotle doesn't expect to get burned. "We're famous for giving away food," Karson said.When Chipotle opened a store near Ohio University in Athens in April, it gave away more than 7,000 burritos in an all-day event, according to Karson."It was just pure awesomeness," said David Chrisman, who handles Columbus-area store marketing and worked at the Athens store that day. "We maintained a line of about 150 to 400 people. We did that for nine hours."He said at the busiest time of the day, customers had to wait about 50 minutes, but most people waited about 30 minutes for a free burrito.The company expects to give away more than 10,000 burritos citywide in today's three-hour event, Karson said."We're fast. If at 8 p.m. there are people still in line, we'll hand them a free burrito card. We're not going to shut stores down," she said.

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