Founded in 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in tacos and burritos. Originally started in the United States, it has since spread across the world with locations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Chipotle’s founder, Steve Ells, began the chain of casual dining restaurants with only 16 different establishments.
A few years later, McDonald’s became a huge investor in the franchise and grew the chain from only 16 restaurants to more than 500 restaurants within a few years. As of the present time, Chipotle has over 2,000 locations worldwide and employs more than 45,000 people. Chipotle is known for its small and focused menu as well as its conscious effort to use and serve high quality foods. It’s menu features burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. The consumer can then choose their preferred protein and toppings such as cheese, beans, rice, and salsa.
Chipotle is famous for always trying to use naturally raised meat, organic produce, and dairy that does not contain added hormones. They also became one of the first nationwide restaurants to stop using genetically-modified corn and soybeans in their foods. Steve Ells ensures his food is raised and served with integrity, and he embodies the values he wishes to pass down to all of his staff and employees.
Chipotle Mexican Grill’s mission has always been to encourage and empower students and future leaders to achieve high standards and reach their goals. In order to help them accomplish their goals and pursue their dreams, they have created scholarships to give student an opportunity to obtain higher education.
The Chipotle Mexican Grill Scholarship is awarded to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members who display leadership qualities in their communities and support those around them. The winner will be someone who empowers and elevates their peers and members of their school and is someone who always tries to improve the lives of those in their community.
In order to be eligible for this award, the student must be a current senior in high school and be planning to attend an accredited institution that will lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The interested student must also be a nationally affiliated member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
The applicant will be chosen based on the information provided and a final decision will be made by the FCCLA selection committee. The winner will be notified by the end of May. The selection will be made according to the writing style and expression of the writing as well as the content itself.
It is a one-time award and is paid directly to the winner’s college or university for tuition or room and board. The winners of the scholarship will be invited to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California where they will be recognized for their accomplishments.