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Chipotle to offer student-friendly September promotions

Chipotle announced two student-centric promotions this week that will run for the entire month of September.

On Sundays, customers can receive a free kid's meal with the purchase of a regular entree, according to a news release.

High school and college students can get free fountain drinks or iced tea with the purchase of any entree on any day of the month as long as they show their ID, according to a news release.

These freebies come after a new summer-long loyalty program, Chiptopia, was introduced in June to entice customers with free rewards based on frequent visits to Chipotle.

The Chiptopia program started July 1 and ends Sept. 30.

Last year, an E. coli outbreak sent sales plunging, and earlier this year, the company temporarily closed its stores to discuss proper food safety with workers in order to prevent future outbreaks.

This week, nearly 10,000 employees said they were suing the fast food chain for allegedly cheating them out of wages.