"When I started Chipotle, I knew very little about the way food was raised," Ells said in a press release. "But over the years, I’ve become a champion for ingredients that are raised with respect for people, animals, and the environment. I will also continue to advocate for food made simply, without processed ingredients, which is the kind of food I believe should be available to everyone."
In addition to the co-CEO shakeup and revised company mission, Ells told the WSJ the company is also working on changing up its board of directors, which has also attracted criticism from investors due to its members' long tenures. “It is time for board refreshment," he told the paper.
All said, the big changes appear to be the company's latest steps to ultimately simplify how it operates across the board, which it hopes will result in both better service, satisfied employees, and good food made with good ingredients. Oh, and probably a rebound to making money again, too. What it could mean for you, though, is better and faster burritos in the near future, which is basically a win for everyone.