Felon Hiring Policy Report – Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle logoCompany Name

Chipotle Mexican Grill




Denver, CO

Company Overview

Chipotle first opened its doors in 1993, the goal was simple: to serve high quality, delicious food quickly with an experience that not only exceeded, but redefined the fast food experience.

Chipotle had 16 restaurants (all in Colorado) when McDonald’s Corporation became a major investor in 1998. By the time McDonald’s fully divested itself from Chipotle in 2006, the chain had grown to over 500 locations. With more than 1600 locations, Chipotle has a staff of more than 45,000 employees.

Hiring Locations

Chipotle has locations across the United States

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Hiring Website Link

Go to the following website to find the link to the site for the job type you are interested in http://jobs.chipotle.com/

 Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions

We received the following response after contacting them regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:

“Anyone is welcome to apply to our restaurants and if someone is considered for employment all of these issues will be looked into.

I’m sorry I can’t provide more information for you, but again, we encourage anyone to apply.

Have They Hired Former Felons?

While Chipotle would not confirm that they have previously hired felons we have had reports from other sources that they have previously hired those with felony convictions.

Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons

They do not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions.

Who Makes Hiring Decisions

All Chipotle locations are owned by Chipotle and are not franchises. That means that the hiring decisions are made primarily by the local managers following guidelines from the corporate headquarters.

The Best Way To Secure A Position

Applying at your local Chipotle and convincing the management to hire you is your best bet to secure a position.

Applying in person and explaining your conviction face-to-face generally is much better than simply filling out an application.

If you can get a referral from another employee at that location you will also be helping yourself out tremendously.

Have you had any experience applying to or working at this company?

If so, please share your experience in the comments below.


  • Crystal rutherford
    August 20, 2018

    Up until August 2,2018 I had been a employee of chipotle in Amelia Ohio since 3/15/17 in 10/7/17 I was promoted to Kitchen manager I have never been in trouble while employees with chipotle NOT once. All my chipotle reviews were above expectations and on 6/22/18 I was again selected and promoted at chipotle to service manager on 8/2/18 I was called and told that because of my recent promotion and my criminal background check I submitted that I was being terminated immediately I ask why my manager from chipotle told me a new background check policy began on 3/29/18 against managers with a criminal conviction she went on to say she had forgotten to tell all us managers and she was sorry that she’d give me a great reference. As you can assume I was livid. I personally know and was trained by 10+ managers at chipotle that have far worse and far more criminal convictions than my 1 and only criminal conviction that still to this day as of 8/20/18 are still employed with chipotle. Why was I discriminated against why do I not get to keep my job with chipotle just as they do!! Someone please help me!! I do believe I was wrongfully terminated I tried reaching out to chipotle respectful workplace,, ceo, they blew me off someone anyone out there reading this please help me my name is Crystal Rutherford #1-513-667-6958. I live in hamersville Ohio 45130

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