NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has announced a nationwide delivery partnership with Uber Eats. The Mexican grill chain also announced that for the rest of the month the delivery fee will be waived for orders above $10, increasing the convenience of using the delivery service.
At a time of a nationwide initiative to increase social distancing, Uber Eats has added an option for users to request “no-contact” deliveries, in which drivers will leave the food at the customer’s doorstep instead of engaging in an in-person exchange.
“Now more than ever, we know our guests want the convenience of getting our real food delivered directly to their doorstep,” said Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer at Chipotle. “We’re excited to expand our delivery footprint through a partnership with Uber Eats, which will make it even easier for fans to get the food they love without leaving the house.”
The announcement comes as Chipotle seeks to increase its digital and delivery business. Digital orders grew to over $1 billion in 2019, and the company has recently installed new in-restaurant features, including walk-up windows and pick-up stations for deliverers. Chipotle hopes to add a Chipotlane, a drive-thru pick-up lane for digital customers, sometime this year.