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Chipotle Announces Delivery in 67 Cities

The Chipotle delivery will be available in all markets where Postmates operates, including Chicago, New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas and Seattle

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    Chipotle fans rejoice! You can now get your chicken bowl delivered right to you.

    The fast-casual Mexican food chain has announced a new partnership with Postmates, making them their official third-party delivery service.

    The Chipotle delivery will be available in all markets where Postmates operates, including Chicago, New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, Seattle and Philadelphia.

    “There have been a lot of people that have been delivering Chipotle through various services over the years and we’ve tried to in a lot of cases shut them down, because we weren’t sure whether the quality was going to be sufficient or whether they were following our rules,” Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development officer at Chipotle, said in a call to investors. “This is different because we’ve made an official deal with Postmates and they have been delivering Chipotle for quite a while, too.”

    Postmates said the delivery will start at $4.99 and is capped at $7.99, depending on distance.

    Postmates, essentially an Uber for delivery food, was also pegged by Starbucks to test delivery in some markets.

    The move comes as Chipotle announced a 10.4 percent sales increase in the first quarter of 2015.

    “Strengthening our ecommerce program is a top priority for us this year,” Crumpacker said.

    In addition to the delivery partnership, Chipotle also plans to incorporate a mobile payment option into its ordering apps. The chain plans to launch an ordering app for the Apple Watch, set to debut Friday, and will explore options of mobile payment services like Apply Pay and Google Wallet.