Chipotle Builds Green
By the end of this year, Chipotle Mexican Grill will open four LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified restaurants. All will have recycled drywall and nontoxic paint along with energy–saving windows, water heaters, and lighting systems. Every Chipotle location uses only naturally raised pork and chicken, hormone–free dairy products, bowls made from recycled newsprint, unbleached napkins and basket liners, and bio–plastic gift cards. Next up, the company plans to source locally grown produce.