As the founder, chairman and co-chief executive of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Steve Ells is as likely to be found on a farm as in the kitchen chopping onions or cleaning a window of one of the restaurants in this now more than 900-unit fast-casual chain. Ells launched Chipotle a few years after graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. While training at Jeremiah Towers’ Stars restaurant in San Francisco, Ells was inspired by the local ...

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