One of the many reasons why Chipotle is unlike other fast food companies is the fact that nearly all of our leaders are promoted from our crew.
Many restaurant companies hire "professional" managers to run their restaurants and almost never look to their crews for new leaders. But last year at Chipotle, 97% of out general managers were promoted from our crews and because our company is growing, there's plenty of opportunity.
Countless people who came simply looking for a job now find themselves leading dozens or even thousands of people while enjoying a career that is totally fulfilling, fin and financially rewarding beyond anything they thought possible. It's pretty simple: if you work hard, you'll get noticed and before you know it, you'll be on a roll.