b'NIMAN RANCH HONORED CHIPOTLE AND NIMANWITH 2019 GOOD FOOD RANCH PARTNERFARMER AND PURVEYOR TO SUPPORT YOUNGOF THE YEAR AWARD FARMERS BY THE GOOD FOOD 100 RESTAURANTS Chipotle and Niman Ranch further solidified their 20-year partnership with a newNiman Ranch was recognized as the 2019 Good collaborative initiative to help young farmersFood 100 Good Food Farmer and Purveyor get started in sustainable agriculture. Chipotleof the Year award, lauding its commitment to is helping young farmers in the Niman Ranchsustainability, transparency and leading the way network by committing to purchase meat fromin changing the food system for good. The 2019 approved farmers for three years, providingGood Food 100 Restaurants Good Food Farmer crucial stability as they establish themselves.and Purveyor of the Year Awards honor and In addition, Chipotle will be making a fivefoldcelebrate up to one farmer, rancher, fisherman increase in support of the Niman Ranch Nextor one purveyor/distributor nominated by the Generation Foundation to help educate futureparticipating 2019 Good Food 100 chefs in each farmers and agriculture leaders.region. The Good Food 100 Restaurants is a partner of the James Beard Foundation.Chipotles young farmer initiative was kicked off with a series of high-profile events and communications to share the news, including a nationally aired TV commercial, National Public Radio segments and features on Natural Geographic - all including Niman Ranch farmers. The flagship event was a farmer themed Rose Parade float that raised funds for the National Young Farmers Coalition, with five smiling Niman Ranch young farmers at the helm.PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS AND COMPANY 87'