Chipotle '100% Free Food'

Claim:   Chipotle is offering "100% free food" through 20 March 2014 via an online coupon.


Examples:   [Collected via Facebook, March 2014]

Is this free Chipotle coupon real? It's supposed to be good until March 20.


Origins:   This image purporting to be a coupon for the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill quick-service food chain promises "100% free food" at Chipotle restaurants through 20 March 2014 to those who repost it online. (How a local Chipotle outlet would know the presenting customer had reposted the coupon image before attempting to redeem it remains unexplained.)

The offer is a hoax (probably created in the service of a Facebook "like farming" scam); the pictured coupon was not issued by Chipotle and will not be accepted at any of the chain's outlets. The company posted a notice to its Facebook page stating:
There's no such thing as a free lunch — or burrito for that matter. The "repost, tag, and follow for FREE" offer that is floating around the interwebs is A HOAX. Not real. Not from Chipotle.
Chipotle also noted on Twitter that:
Nope, 100% fake. It's a fake offer from a scam account.

Last updated:   11 March 2014