Ells claims his new role will allow him to focus on his strengths and said bringing in a new CEO is "the right thing to do" for the company's customers, employees, and shareholders.
"Chipotle has vast unrealized potential," he said. "As we work hard to restore our brand, I believe we can capitalize on opportunities, including in areas such as the digital experience, menu innovation, delivery, catering, and domestic and international expansion, to deliver significant growth.”
For everyday Chipotle burrito eaters, perhaps the shuffle will result in better customer service and additional new menu items. We're still holding out for nacho bowls, of course.