Chipotle Adds Delivery to 1,500 Locations
It's lunchtime. Your stomach starts rumbling. Your legs are stiff from sitting in a task chair all morning, every morning for as long as you can remember. And now, you've got a craving for a burrito bowl that just won't quit. What you need is a stroll around the block and a quick bite to eat at the nearby Chipotle. But the fact is, Chipotle is a popular lunch spot, often with lines running around and out of the store. And as quick and convenient as ordering in advance might be, sometimes you just don't have time for all of that. Chipotle hears you, as the burrito chain has just teamed up with a delivery partner to cart over some carnitas to wherever you are.
Starting today, Chipotle is expanding its delivery footprint to over 1,500 locations nationwide by partnering with app-based delivery service DoorDash. While some Chipotle locations have made themselves available for delivery via other third-party apps or directly (and the brand also offered delivery as a Super Bowl promotion earlier this year), the move is a first official foray into delivery for the chain. DoorDash is available in over 800 cities across the U.S. and Canada, according to a statement, so the delivery service is limited to those locales. Based on Chipotle's own numbers, that leaves about 900 of its stores out of the delivery picture, a pretty sizeable chunk. Perhaps as a happy medium, Chipotle has its eyes set on offering more drive-thrus, as well.
Typically, DoorDash charges a fee for delivery, but right now you can waive that cost with a special promotion to celebrate the launch of the partnership between the two brands. Just use the code GETCHIPOTLE at checkout within the DoorDash app, and you'll be eligible for free delivery on any order over $10 placed between Monday, April 30 and Sunday, May 6 from any of the participating locations during their normal business hours. Yes, that's right. Cinco de Mayo delivery is on them.