Man gets slew of texts from people looking for free Chipotle
WASHINGTON — A man in Washington, D.C., was bombarded with texts from people looking for free Chipotle on Monday, according to WUSA9.
Chipotle closed its doors for four hours Monday in an effort to make sure all employees were aware of the new food safety measures the company instated in response to the recent E. Coli outbreak.
In an effort to bring customers back to the store, Chipotle offered a free burrito to anyone who texted “raincheck” to 888-222 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Unfortunately for a D.C. area lawyer, his number was a little too close to the Chipotle number given out.
Many people added an extra “2” to the Chipotle number and ended up texting Henry Levine instead.
In an interview with Tech Insider, Levin said that he went to a local Chipotle to address the problem but the manager there didn’t give him quite the response he was looking for.
“The manager shrieked and called everybody else over to look at my cell phone,” Levine told Tech Insider. “The Chipotle staff were concerned about the 50 or 60 people who thought they were going to get burritos, but now aren’t.”
According to a tweet from Levine’s daughter-in-law, Chipotle is now aware of the mix-up and has sent him some gift cards to compensate for the trouble.