GW students craving a burrito will be able to use their GWorld card at local Chipotle Mexican Grills within the next couple of weeks, Student Association officials announced late Wednesday night.
SA President Nicole Capp said the contract between the University and Chipotle has been signed and students can begin spending their Colonial Cash at the restaurant’s 19th and M streets and Georgetown locations once the GWorld technology is installed.
“I believe that allowing students to spend their GWorld money as they please is an important part of being a student at this university and so Chipotle is an exciting addition to the list of GWorld-accepted locations,” Capp said in a news release.
She said the SA worked to bring Chipotle on GWorld for several months. Student leaders wrote letters to Chipotle and University officials to show student support for a partnership between the burrito eatery and GW, said SA Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger.
“We encouraged students to write letters to Chipotle,” said Kroeger, a junior. “As a result, it got the GWorld program on their radar.”
SA Director of Dining Services Francis Murray, a sophomore, said the decision to pursue a GWorld partnership with Chipotle was an easy one.
“Whenever I asked students what restaurants needed to be added to GWorld, the majority would respond with ‘Chipotle’ without a moment’s hesitation,” Murray said.