Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today that it is partnering with Grubhub to expand its delivery footprint in the U.S. Chipotle and Grubhub have established a fully-integrated partnership to provide efficient operations and a seamless diner experience, ensuring food arrives as fresh and fast as possible. Available now, customers can order from Chipotle locations through the Grubhub app or Grubhub.com.
Digital orders from Chipotle are customized via the brand’s Digital Kitchens, which are comprised of a dedicated ingredient station and operated by a special team in nearly all Chipotle locations. Chipotle deliveries also feature a tamper evident packaging seal to help ensure food is untouched during delivery. Grubhub users will also default into contact-free delivery, which allows diners to request their food be left in the lobby or at the doorstep to avoid a direct handoff for their safety and the safety of their driver.
“We are working tirelessly to ensure our network of delivery aggregators can reach as many consumers as possible to deliver real food directly to their doorstep,” said Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer at Chipotle. “We’re happy to utilize Grubhub’s expansive network to reach more Chipotle fans across the country.”
“While more people are staying home in today’s environment, we want to ensure we’re giving our diners the best options and making the experience as safe as possible,” said Seth Priebatsch, Head of Enterprise at Grubhub. “Chipotle is a beloved brand, and we’re thrilled to extend their fresh menu to our millions of diners across the country.”
Investing in digital and increasing access are primary focuses for the business. Chipotle grew its digital sales by 80.8% year over year as of the Company’s Q1 earnings.