People: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N)
3 Dec 2013
Mr. Steve Ells is Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Mr. Ells founded Chipotle in 1993. Prior to launching Chipotle, Mr. Ells worked for two years at Stars restaurant in San Francisco. Mr. Ells’s vision—that food served fast doesn’t have to be low quality and that delicious food doesn’t have to be expensive—is the foundation on which Chipotle is based. This visionary thinking has led to Chipotle accomplishing great things, such as growing from a single restaurant to over 1,400 in just 20 years, and serving more naturally-raised meat than any other restaurant company. Mr. Ells graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, and is also a 1990 Culinary Institute of America graduate.
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