Chipotle offering $1M worth of free burritos to teachers

A customer orders food at a Chipotle restaurant on April 26, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chipotle is paying it forward to teachers nationwide through a new contest ahead of the upcoming school year.

The popular restaurant chain announced that it anticipates giving away over $1 million worth of burritos to teachers at 2,000 schools beginning the week of Aug. 15. 

The "Chipotle Burritos 4 Teachers" Promotion is going on now through Aug. 12, and people can submit nominations for their favorite K-12 teacher on the company’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Space is available on their social media platforms to post entries.

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Individuals submitting their entries have the option to write a message explaining why they’re nominating the teacher for the prize.

Once the contest ends, Chipotle will hold a random drawing to select up to 2,000 schools to get a "burrito package" awarded to the school where the teacher works. 

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"Teachers Cultivate a Better World by shaping the next generation," Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement. "As a longtime supporter of education, we are encouraging our fans to join us in recognizing teachers and their impact on America's youth."

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.