OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, STUDENTS CAN EAT BURRITOS AND MORE AT THE JOHNSON CENTER FOOD COURT
By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Chipotle opens on campus Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:45 a.m just in time to feed hungry students this spring. The restaurant is located in the Johnson Center food court and open seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Chipotle offers a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads made from natural ingredients – raised or grown with care and respect for the environment,” said Quinn Kelsey, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s PR and Communication Manager.
“By preparing, cooking, and serving nutritious food, Chipotle fulfills its purpose to cultivate nourished communities (and now, campuses!) where wholesome food is enjoyed every day,” Kelsey said.
Mason’s Chipotle will serve the franchise’s newest menu item, Queso.
The opening is also historic, as it will be only be the second Chipotle opened on a college campus.
“We’re always looking for new places where we can serve delicious food and establish new local partnerships, and the George Mason University campus is a great fit,” Kelsey said. “We’re looking forward to creating a presence on the campus and becoming involved with the student body!”
Students could also benefit from career opportunities with Chipotle, which offers financial assistance through tuition reimbursement program.
“We take pride in our program that helps our team members earn college credits to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees,” Kelsey said. “Between Chipotle’s existing tuition reimbursement program and federal grants for those who qualify, Chipotle employees can pay as little as $250 per year to go to college.”
With all it has to offer, Mason students are just as excited for chips and guac to be a part of their afternoon snacking as the Chipotle team is to make its mark at Mason.
Photos Courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill