Chipotle's restaurants are already some of the busiest in the business, and now the company is looking at a new option to grow its sales: delivering its tacos and burrito bowls straight to hungry kids on college campuses.
The delivery option will begin via the mobile ordering app Tapingo, which focuses on college students. This fall, Tapingo will offer Chipotle delivery to 40 college campuses nationwide. It will expand to 100 campuses by spring 2016.
Fast food chains, which traditionally rely on drive-thru and walk-in traffic, are looking for new ways to reach customers. Chipotle has already been offering delivery in 67 cities through the service Postmates, which also delivers Starbucks and McDonald's in certain markets. Chipotle said in April that Postmates orders were growing 30% month-over-month.
Students have long been an important customer base for Chipotle, which began near the University of Denver in 1993.
These schools already have Chipotle delivery:
Arizona State University
California State University Chico
Louisiana State University
University of Arizona
University of Southern California
Northern Arizona University
Delivery is expanding to these schools later this fall:
California State University - Fullerton
California State University Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
College of the Holy Cross
Eastern Michigan University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Michigan State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
University of Arkansas
University of California Los Angeles
University of Georgia
University of Louisville
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon Eugene
University of Pittsburgh
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
Venessa Wong is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Wong covers the food industry.
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