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If you text Chipotle right now, you might get a free burrito

The restaurant is offering free coupons while the chain is closed today.

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If you were hoping to get Chipotle for lunch today, you’ll need to make other plans. But if you want to get Chipotle for lunch in the future, a free burrito coupon is one text away.

In the wake of E.coli contaminations at Chipotle restaurants in nine states — and a norovirus outbreak that affected more than 140 Boston College students who ate at the company’s Cleveland Circle location — the burrito chain closed its doors nationwide for four hours Monday to hold a company-wide meeting addressing new changes in food preparation and handling.

In a show of goodwill (and, ostensibly, in an attempt at damage control) the company is offering a coupon for a free burrito for anyone who texts “Raincheck’’ to 888-222:

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Once a customer texts the number provided, Chipotle redirects them to a site where they must enter their name and zip code. According to Chipotle’s site, quantities are limited and the offer only available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is first come, first served.

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