The four board members -- John Charlesworth, Patrick Flynn, Darlene Friedman, and Stephen Gillett -- have decided to leave the board when their terms expire this May. Friedman, Charlesworth, and Flynn are some of Chipotle's longest-serving board members, having been around for nearly two decades or more, or long before the burrito chain became a public company, according to the report. Gillett has served on the board for about two years.
Besides the shakeups on the board, the last major change at the highest levels of Chipotle came last December when the company ditched its co-CEO structure and named its founder, Steve Ells, as sole CEO. Ells' first order of business as CEO was the introduction of a new company mission focusing on its commitment to serving fresh ingredients. Last quarter, the company saw its first increase in sales since the crisis, but Ells said half of its restaurants failed to provide good customer service.