Chipotle kids meals and chips will be available at Chipotle restaurants nationwide starting March 2.
Chipotle CEO Brian Chesky said the company is testing the new program to make sure it is effective.
Chipotls parent company Chipotle Holdings Inc. announced earlier this week that it has signed a three-year, $40 million agreement to provide free meals for kids and their families in its restaurants nationwide, including some that are already open.
Chipotle will be the first restaurant chain to offer this program.
Chipots parents, as well as other Chipotle employees, will be able to receive their meals at the participating restaurants, which include restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chipos Restaurant, and Chipotle Chinese Grill.
Chipota will also be offering free meals to customers who purchase its chicken and steak sandwiches.
“I am very proud to be part of Chipotle family, and the millions of families across America who want to keep their kids healthy and happy, and have the peace of mind of knowing that their kids are safe,” Chesky told reporters in an emailed statement.
Chinatown Chipotle also announced last week that its childrens menu will include Chipotli and other family favorites, including the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, a new Chipotle chicken sandwich with Chipotl sauce and cheese, and a new chicken and rice with Chipotle sauce and rice.
More on the Chipotel kids meals program: Chipotle says it is testing a three year, $80 million deal with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide childrens meals at its restaurants, including at its Mexican Grill and Chipotlet Grill restaurants in California and the nation’s largest Chipotlin cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix.
The CDC is also providing free food for kids to families at all of its locations.
According to the CDC, the Chipotells program is a response to the increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in the United States.
In February, Chipatls parent, San Francisco-based Chipotle Inc., said it was testing new vaccines and other measures to protect children from the coronas virus.
The company said it is also working with the CDC to test the effectiveness of a new vaccine, the ZMapp coronaviral vaccine, which is being developed to protect against the virus.