Chipotle Mexican Grill is giving teachers in the U.S. a chance at scoring a free burrito this month as the company aims to "recognize" educators before the start of the school year.
The fast-casual restaurant chain announced that it anticipates it will give away more than $1 million of free burritos to teachers at 2,000 schools starting the week of August 15.
Teachers who receive a complimentary burrito from Chipotle will be pulled from a nomination pool, which will be collected from "Chipotle fans" — including students, parents, family members and friends — from Tuesday, Aug. 9, to Friday, Aug. 12.
People who wish to nominate an outstanding K-12 teacher in their lives will need to tag their "favorite educator" — and leave a comment about the person's impact on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
A designated space has been made available on each social media platform so that customers can submit their entries.
Chipotle ‘Burritos 4 Teachers’ Entry Links
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"Teachers cultivate a better world by shaping the next generation," said Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer at Chipotle, in a statement.
He continued, "As a longtime supporter of education, we are encouraging our fans to join us in recognizing teachers and their impact on America's youth."
Chipotle’s Burritos 4 Teachers press announcement indicates that the company will randomly select 2,000 teachers from comments that are left on the three aforementioned social media websites.
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Throughout the month of August, Chipotle is also encouraging customers to round up their bills to the next highest dollar amount.
That way, the restaurant chain can "Cultivate a Better World" with donations and support to the Kids In Need Foundation, a national education nonprofit that provides aid to underserved schools.