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Petitioning Chipotle

Chipotle Needs to Ditch the Plastic!

Being a college student, Chipotle has become one of my favorite places to grab a quick bite where I know I can trust the food I'm eating. But, I think it's time to make a statement on an issue I stand by... Chipotle Mexican Grill is a front-runner and trend setter when it come to high-quality food and restaurant standards. They preach about "Food With Integrity" which entails a commitment to wholesome ingredients, non-GMO foods, responsible farming, and locally sourced products. But, why have they chosen to ignore the largest destruction in their whole restaurant? Their plastic straws, lids, and eating utensils.  According to The Last Plastic Straw, on average, there are 500 million straws discarded into landfills per DAY in the United States alone! Even if Chipotle were to put recycling into place to help with their straw and lid dilemma, according to Residential Waste Systems, straws are made from a certain kind of plastic called polypropylene. While this is a common type of plastic, "...some of the biggest recycling centers that DO accept polypropylene, DO NOT accept plastic straws" due to it's make-up. Recycling plastic straws is nearly impossible. So, with the dangers of single-use plastic becoming more and more widespread everyday why has it taken a company like Chipotle so long to catch on? Well, according to Food Business News, Chipotle has been taking strides to reduce their production waste by switching to reusable food storage lids, for example; BUT only plans to commit to offer consumer composting and recycling efforts by 2020. While having these efforts put into place within the next 2 years sounds like a good solution, the reality of the situation is that 2 years, is too long. In 2 years the US can use and discard 350 billion plastic straws in landfills/the environment. With Chipotle being the trend-setter of the food industry that it is, together let's convince them to take a stand against single-use plastic items and inspire other fast-food restaurants to follow! :)

Kelly Gomez
1,340 supporters
Closed
Petitioning JCPenney, President of the United States, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, United Nations, Louie Gohmert, U.S. House of Representatives, California State House,...

Ataxia Awareness for Research

Ataxia is a rare neuro-muscular degenerative condition that does not stop at a stage but continues to increase. Ataxia mainly affects limbs, movements and slowly it captures the whole body and becomes totally dependent. The other problems associated with the progress of ataxia are slurred speech, involuntary eye movements, vision problem, swallowing problems, cardiomyopathy, diabetes; etc Ataxia patients are mentally sound but will become physically dependent. The sufferer clearly knows and experiences the darkening future but cannot do anything because there is no cure of ataxia. This is extremely miserable situation which leads most to sufferer in deep frustration, anxiety and depression.  So it is very necessary to take steps to bring them out of this frustration and depression. Ataxia is not a common disease and the society is not well aware about ataxia. Therefore, ataxia patients are often misguided. Ataxia patients have formed self help groups and gathered many patients through Internet. These self help groups tried to spread awareness through different camps and put patient views in international conferences. But these efforts are not enough. We need support from society. There are different types of ataxia. Out of which Freidreich’s Ataxia (FA), Cerebellar Ataxia (CA), Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) are some most common . The type of ataxia can be known through DNA test or it can be acquired (after birth). The condition of ataxia can be diagnosed by clumsiness, loss of coordination in arms or legs, unsteady or swaying gait, slurred speech, jerky limb movements.  All these are clinical symptoms by which a doctor can say that person has ataxia. But these symptoms are not enough to know the type of ataxia. We are trying so hard so others will have better options that are diagnosed later.  So that you (it does wait to show signs sometimes), our children or grandchildren do not have to suffer as much or perhaps not at all!  All we are asking for here is your signature to allow the research to be funded by the right source(s).   Unfortunately, we are finding out that somehow via (accidents [head injury],  stroke, brain tumors and other head trauma affecting Cerebellum) also sometimes Ataxia appears.  Although obviously non-genetic the exact same symptoms occur and some are even progressive. If you need more information or wish to make a personal contribution please visit The National Ataxia Foundation here:(NAF) http://www.ataxia.org/   I ask on behalf of many of my Ataxian friends! Thank you in advance, we appreciate your concern and time!

Krystal Schulze
1,334 supporters
Petitioning McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's International, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Five Guys Burger & Fries, Inc., Krispy Kreme, Popey , Subway, Taco Bell

TO ALL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS - STOP USING PLASTIC STRAWS!

The ocean cannot speak for itself, so we must speak for it. Our oceans have been increasingly devastated from the inhumane and disgusting overuse of plastic straws. Americans alone use over 500 MILLION plastic straws every day, a number that is only supposed to grow with our inexcusable overuse habits. Eventually, it is predicted that there will be MORE microplastics, such as harmful plastic straws, in our oceans than fish. This is incredibly disturbing to both our ocean’s health and our humanity, as ocean ecosystems are crucial food sources and popular recreational areas. Fast Food companies ALONE produce around 200 pounds of waste for every $1000 dollars in sales. This waste includes a majority of plastic straws, about 30 percent of the total waste, which are non-biodegradable.Once in the ocean, plastic is mistaken for food and marine organisms ingest it causing about 71% of seabirds and 30% of sea turtles to have plastic in their stomachs after death. Eating the plastic can cause suffocation, starvation, drowning, and entanglement. If these fast food restaurants reduce their use of plastic straws by half, the amount of waste can be reduced from 60 pounds of plastic straw waste to 30 pounds, reducing the total cost to the restaurant from $1000 dollars to $850 dollars. This can save the fast food companies more money while also decreasing the environmental burden by decreasing the plastic straw pollution, saving more animals in the process.         Sources: https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq/ http://www.dinegreen.com/disposables  

Hannah Cooke
478 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Chipotle

Stop Discrimination of LGBT customers by staff!

Chipotle claims they support LGBT patrons, yet in a recent visit, I was refused service by an employee.  I was the only person in line who this employee refused.  I was a frequent diner at this location, and the staff are aware that I am a gay-identifying man.  The following day I notified the manager of what happened.  Nothing was done.  Later, I notified Corporate.  Nothing was done.  Following up with Corporate they finally notified local area managers, who did ... nothing.  NOTHING has been done.  No training.  No corrective action.  Nothing.  This is unacceptable.  Please join me in calling on Chipotle to stop condoning, through inaction, the discrimination of LGBT customers by company employees.  Let Chipotle know that, like me, you will not spend money supporting a company that stands by silently while employees discriminate.

Warren Norgaard
330 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Chipotle , Chipotle, Chet Mann

Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sanford North Carolina

Hello there, my name is Christian Campos and I love chipotle like many others ! We only get a taste of the wonderful experience when we go out of town, to the mall, or a bigger city that has the food chain. I'm here to help make a difference and encourage the chipotle CEO's / headquarters that we need a chipotle Mexican Grill in Sanford North Carolina ! I know many people will love the idea and encourage the decision of having one in our town, thanks and God Bless !

Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sanford NC
298 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Chipotle

Get the Carlisle, PA Chipotle to Recycle

As a college student, it's pretty easy to see that people really love Chipotle. However, there are currently no recycling options at the Carlisle, PA restaurant location for people to use. I called the Carlisle, PA Chipotle during October of 2015 and was told that they were ''working on it''. On May 10th, 2016, I followed up to see how much progress was made and was told that I would need to speak to their corporate office. So reluctantly I emailed Chipotle’s Corporate Office not expecting an answer, but within twenty-four hours I was contacted on the phone by several members of Chipotle’s ‘Sustainability Team’. Their team was in total support of getting an onsite recycling option (and possibly compost too)! Chipotle recently made the switch away from using GMO's in their food due to people showing enough interest to make it happen. Similarly, Chipotle could make the switch towards recycling in-house IF people showed enough interest in that switch being made. In addition to Chipotle’s Sustainability Team, I also spoke with one of the Carlisle Chipotle managers about possibly making the change and I was greeted with a similar idea: that if enough people show that they would like to see this change, that is feasible to do so. The manager and Chipotle’s corporate office were more than happy to help with the continuation of this change, so please sign the petition and pass it on! 

Erik Nielsen
203 supporters
Petitioning Chipotle

Bring Chorizo Back to Chipotle

Hi. I would like to say that I personally disagree with your choice of action to take chorizo off the menu. Many people, including myself, like chorizo. It gives people a different opportunity in your choice of meat besides getting the usual chicken or pork. I think that chorizo is also beneficial because it shows difference between Chipotle, Willy's, and Moes. Also, I think that more people would much rather have the meat of their choice rather than cheese dip. The chorizo was good. You all cooked it well and it tasted good. Please reconsider your choice on cutting chorizo out of your menu. Thank you.

Rachel Patton
178 supporters
Petitioning Chipotle

Chipotle location in Victoria, BC

Chipotle is a chain fast food restaurant found everywhere around the globe- except for Victoria. Us Victorians are deprived of Chipotle's delicious guacamole and scrumptious burritos. It's not easy to hop on a ferry to get to the nearest location in Vancouver. Although some of us would be willing, it's just not practical. I believe that opening a Chipotle restaurant in Victoria would be beneficial to the whole city.

Macy Burns
128 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Chipotle

Convince Chipotle to open a store in Johnstown, PA.

For those who aren't familiar, Chipotle is a fast food chain featuring high quality Mexican cuisine and custom made burritos and bowls. I'm an avid fan of Chipotle's food, and I'm tired of driving upwards of 45 minutes to my nearest Chipotle. The people of Johnstown demand to have a Chipotle opened in our town.

Brett McGowan
118 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Chipotle

Bring Chipotle to Northampton

30,000 students, five colleges, three cities and only one Chipotle.    For years, students and community members alike have been forced to brave the elements and endure wind, rain, and even snow in their plight for a simple burrito, quesadilla, or taco as they wait at the end of a line flooding out the door. Many are discouraged by the line, and, unable to take the wait any longer, settle for lesser options like Moe's with its two local locations. Even more are disappointed to reach the front of the line only to find a shortage of rice, beans, and even guac.    In a time of such uncertainty, people need something to rely on, something to believe in: Chipotle. 

Evan Elizabeth
96 supporters