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Chipotle Pumps Up Local Produce Program

Last year, a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Gurnee, Illinois opened up with a wind turbine, recycled building materials and LEED lighting.


And now, in a company-wide green initiative, Chipotle has increased its local produce program by 10%.

Currently, Chipotle purchases at least 35% of bulk produce for all restaurants from local farmers. Stuff like lettuce, green bell peppers, jalapenos and onions.

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Chipotle has more than 25 local farms in its network, serving nearly 900 restaurants nationwide.

Now, Frito-Lay claims its potatoes are local too, but the jury is still out on the artificial flavorings.

Via TreeHugger.

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