Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol spoke out Monday on nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis one week in the past.
“Luckily, all of our workers have been protected,” he mentioned within the interview. “We now have had some harm to eating places, however it’s all harm frankly that we are able to patch up and repair.”
Home windows have been reportedly smashed at a minimum of two Chipotle places in Charlotte, North Carolina and Indianapolis over the weekend. Niccol didn’t say what number of eating places will must be repaired.
A slew of companies and properties have been broken throughout the nation after anger surrounding problems with police brutality and institutional racism, within the midst of an ongoing world pandemic, reached a tipping level prior to now week. As some protesters took violent motion, the overwhelming majority of demonstrations have been peaceable.
“All these occasions have been tragic and it hurts on so many ranges,” Niccol mentioned.
“I am optimistic about our future and I believe, you already know, we now have to deal with a few of these points which might be completely plaguing, you already know, this nice nation,” he mentioned, “and I imagine we are going to handle them and we’ll get again on with doing the precise issues for everyone.”
“Hopefully, we’re constructing a tradition the place everyone is aware of they’re supported, it is an inclusive setting and we actually can get on with making this world a greater place,” he added.