Half of All DFW-Area Chipotle Mexican Grill Sales to Benefit Special Olympics Texas on August 18

Customers can make lunch or dinner a selfless act by presenting the designated flyer, displaying the fundraiser Facebook post or e-blast, or simply mentioning the fundraiser at the register when ordering their meal on August 18.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2016


DALLAS – All 65 Dallas-Ft. Worth-area Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will be vying to “Cause an Effect,” on Thursday, Aug. 18, as patrons have the opportunity to donate 50 percent of their meal sale to Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). From 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Chipotle customers can make lunch or dinner a selfless act by presenting this flyer, displaying the fundraiser Facebook post or e-blast, or simply mentioning the fundraiser at the register when ordering their meal on August 18.

SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities statewide – including more than 10,700 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

For more information about this fundraiser, contact Steve Schuh (sschuh@sotx.org) at 214.943.9981. 

 

About Chipotle
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that — where possible — are sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals, the land and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates more than 2,000 restaurants, including 26 Chipotle restaurants outside the US and 14 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates four Pizzeria Locale restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com. 

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Greater Dallas Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX10.


MEDIA CONTACT:

Steve Schuh – Development Director – Events, Special Olympics Texas
214.943.9981 (office); 214.531.1875 (cell – media only); sschuh@sotx.org 

Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media only); shelm@sotx.org