Chris Brandt is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including media, digital/social, and menu innovation. He is focused on transforming Chipotle into a purpose-driven lifestyle brand and making the brand more visible, more engaging, more accessible, and more culturally relevant with consumers.
Prior to Chipotle, Mr. Brandt was the EVP and chief brand officer (CBO) at Bloomin’ Brands, where he was responsible for all marketing activities across Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s. Prior to joining Bloomin’, he was the CBO at Taco Bell, where he launched Live Mas, Doritos Locos Tacos, breakfast, and the mobile app.
Mr. Brandt has a B.A. from the University of California San Diego and an M.B.A. from UCLA.