1. ok4a56's Avatar
    Below is an article out of out local paper. I know this is going on in Central Ohio, not sure if it is chain wide. This officer is for today only from 5pm to 8pm for a FREE Burrito. For the many Central Ohio BB addicts, I have added the store locations that are giving away the free food.


    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.
    For a listing of participating stores, visit Dispatch.com.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill says free burriitos will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. today at these 30 central Ohio locations:
    Arena, 401 N. Front St., Columbus, 614-228-5488
    Athens, 41 N. Court St., Athens
    Bexley, 2484 E. Main St., Bexley, 614-236-8733
    Blacklick, 6815 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg, 614-501-7250
    Brice, 6316 Tussing Rd., Reynoldsburg, 614-501-1548
    Chestnut Hill, 4750 Morse Rd., Columbus, 614-472-3720
    Clintonville, 4489 N. High St., Columbus, 614-263-5547
    Crosswoods, 154 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus, 614-433-0221
    Dublin, 6784 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin, 614-932-9342
    Dublin-Granville, 1960 Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, 614-891-4257
    Easton, 4034 Townsfair Way, Columbus, 614-337-8044
    German Village, 488 S. High St., Columbus, 614-621-2601
    Georgesville, 1528 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, 614-853-4245
    Grandview, 1298 W. 5th Ave., Grandview Heights, 614-481-0105
    Grove City, 16721 Stringtown Rd., Grove City, 614-801-0784
    Heath, 515 Hebron Rd., Heath, 740-522-6004
    Kingsdale, 1779 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, 614-326-2631
    Lancaster, 1608 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster, 740-689-9627
    Mansfield, 764 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield, 419-747-2186
    Maxtown, 63 Maxtown Rd., Westerville, 614-899-3160
    Mill Run, 3760 Fishinger Rd., Hilliard, 614-527-7049
    Ohio State University, 1726 N. High St., Columbus, 614-291-0274
    Rome-Hilliard, 1835 Hilliard-Rome Rd., Columbus, 614-921-8206
    Rt. 23 N., 8695 Owenfield Dr., Powell, 740-657-8355
    Polaris, 1140 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, 614-781-1320
    Sawmill, 6590 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, 614-210-0453
    Taylor Square, 7611 Farmsbury Dr., Reynoldsburg, 614-864-2041
    Tuttle, 6079 Paul Blazer Parkway, Columbus, 614-789-0920
    Westerville, 641 S. State St., Westerville, 614-865-1863
    Zanesville, 3581 Maple St., Zanesville, 740-452-3154
    Last edited by ok4a56; 06-25-08 at 05:43 PM.
    06-25-08 12:57 PM
  2. ok4a56's Avatar
    Well I waited in line for an hour and fed 8 people for $3.60

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    06-25-08 05:44 PM
  3. thefiasco's Avatar
    Those burritos are ginormous
    06-25-08 06:34 PM
  4. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    I have to fly outta CA for that action.
    06-25-08 06:57 PM
  5. thefiasco's Avatar
    Who would ever think of leaving California?!
    06-25-08 07:06 PM
  6. locciola17's Avatar
    i heart chipotle!!
    and missed this offer!!
    and for those states who have chipotles...dont take it for granted! my best friend moved to tenn where they dont exist! i swear that chipotle is the first place she goes when she comes home!!
    06-25-08 08:18 PM
  7. cate's Avatar

    i want a burrito bowl :|
    06-25-08 10:24 PM
  8. Myself's Avatar
    I was right next to one and didn't find out about this deal until after we already ate! At CiCi's pizza no less, which makes it an even bigger slap in the face! It's gonna suck when I move next week, cause the closest Chipotle's 73 miles away from where I'll be living (yes, I've already looked that up quite a while ago haha)
    06-26-08 06:23 AM