Chipotle Founder Steve Ells Returns to Sole CEO Role; Outlines Plans for Company’s Future

December 12, 2016

Ells Pledges Renewed Focus on Enhanced Guest Experience, Innovation and an Expanded Commitment to Making Better Food Accessible to More People

Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that its Board of Directors has named company Founder Steve Ells the company’s sole Chief Executive Officer. Ells will also remain Chairman of Chipotle’s board. Monty Moran has stepped down from the co-CEO role and from his board seat effective immediately, and will retire from Chipotle in 2017.

“Steve founded Chipotle more than 23 years ago with a powerful vision to use great ingredients prepared skillfully by hand, but