Friday, January 27, 2012

Chipotle Calls an Audible: Offers Half-Price Burritos for The Game!

While marketers across the country line up to showcase creative and often costly new ads during football’s biggest game of the year, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be serving its customers burritos for half the price and none of the ad spend. Through its upcoming February 5 promotion, “The Super Big Internationally Televised Professional Football Bowl Game Half Price Party in a Box,” Chipotle is offering a half-price deal for those who use the Burritos by the Box ordering option found on on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

Known for its ongoing commitment to serving better food from more sustainable sources, Chipotle is also well known for its irreverent style and genuine interaction with customers to build loyalty. Using its social media channels, website, and in-store posters that allude to the nation’s largest sporting event but do not name it, Chipotle is encouraging customers to make it a party by ordering six or more burritos using the Burritos by the Box order form, all the while end-running the advertising hoopla that has become such a big part of pro football’s biggest game.

“Chipotle has never been one to follow the crowd when it comes to the food we serve or the way we market our restaurants,” said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. “We’re more interested in making great tasting food from the best ingredients we can find in a way that is affordable and accessible to everyone.”

To participate in the “The Super Big Internationally Televised Professional Football Bowl Game Half Price Party in a Box” promotion, Chipotle customers can log onto and download a Burritos by the Box order form from the nearest Chipotle location. The order form allows customers to identify how many chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa or vegetarian burritos they would like to order. The burritos come packed in a box with handles for easy transportation, along with sides of sour cream, chips, medium tomatillo-green chili salsa and freshly made guacamole.

This offer is only available Sunday, February 5, 2012 on orders of six burritos or more. For orders of 50 burritos or more, please allow at least 24 hours’ notice prior to pick up. The maximum order accepted is 100 burritos.

No comments: