Chipotle’s New Plan to Woo Back Customers Means More Free Food for You

01/14/2016 at 01:16 PM ET

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Chipotle needs all the positive publicity it can get and food giveaways seem like an excellent place to start.

The fast-casual Mexican chain’s sales have declined recently due to several public health scares traced back to their restaurants. Their ongoing issues with food contamination with E Coli outbreaks in restaurants from September to November have even led to a criminal investigation.

Now, Chipotle is trying to win back customers using the only thing that can win back anyone in any situation: free food.

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According to CNBC, Chipotle has doubled the amount of free food stores are allotted to give away to customers, said co-CEO Monty Moran during an interview on Wednesday.

CFO Jack Hartung said that the company has always had the practice of giving away freebies, but “it just kind of drifted to such a low-grade level that it was kind of non-existent.”

This means there will likely be more promotions like the Halloween “boorito” deal, in which customers could buy burritos for just $3 if they added “something unnecessary” to their Halloween costume.

RELATED: This Man Has Eaten Chipotle for 153 Days Straight

We think that free guac for all would be a good place to start.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

FILED UNDER: Food , Food News , Restaurants

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Still No Way on

Now you can get sick for free instead of paying to get sick. How great is that?!?

Poorito on

No thank you… 😁

Gurlfriend in MD on

So many places have been through scares and the taco bell drive thru by me is packed late at night. We ate at Chipotles the other day and Yesssssss NO LINES!! One day this will end and we’ll go back to complaining about the lines! Hahaha

Angela on

They should be giving more food when the customer pays for it! Their portions have declined drastically. It was sad last time we went. Workers weren’t friendly either. Pepperjax Grill is way better!

Over it! on

Chipotle used to be one of my favorite places until the waiting time in line increased and the customer service diminished. This was months before the “outbreak”. When I contacted corporate, they promised a free burrito card which I never got! They don’t care about anything but their bottom line!

Lettuce Pray on

I will have the e coli burrito and a side of death please.

K8 on

When you buy chips the chip bag should have double the amount of chips. The current amount is the amount you get for free from most other resturants.

msliftbig on

I like my food poop free, no thanks.

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