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Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns In Chipotle

Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is calling on the Chipotle restaurant chain to crack down on guns in its stores. In an email sent Monday titled “Burritos, not bullets,” the group sounded the alarm over a recent incident where […]
Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns In Chipotle
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Why The Godfather Of Natural Beef Cut Ties With Niman Ranch

Bill Niman spent more than three decades building Niman Ranch into one of the most beloved natural meat suppliers in the nation from just 200 acres of land and six calves. Dozens of high-end chefs, including Jean-Georges and Alfred Portale, as well as the popular burrito chain Chipotle, post the […]
Why The Godfather Of Natural Beef Cut Ties With Niman Ranch
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Taco Bell Will Start Selling A Burrito Wrapped In A Quesadilla

Taco Bell is going to start selling a burrito wrapped in a quesadilla. The product, called a quesarito, is currently being tested in Oklahoma City, reports Nation’s Restaurant News. “It’s a killer product,” Taco Bell president Brian Niccol told the publication. “It’s lighting it up.” Taco Bell didn’t elaborate on […]
Taco Bell Will Start Selling A Burrito Wrapped In A Quesadilla
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Three Reasons Chipotle Is Destroying McDonald’s

Chipotle is thriving. The fast-casual chain posted a 9.3% sales gain in 2013. Meanwhile, former parent company McDonald’s saw sales fall by 1.4%. The companies employ completely opposite strategies, Brian Sozzi at Belus Capital Advisors wrote in a recent note to clients. Sozzi shares a few reasons why Chipotle is […]
Three Reasons Chipotle Is Destroying McDonald’s
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How Advertisers Learned To Target People Who Hate Ads

We live in an age where vintage ads with ridiculous claims can be used as ironic decorations, and an anti-corporate magazine called AdBusters can launch “Occupy Wall Street” as a global movement. In an article for Aeon Magazine, Adam Corner argues that self-aware advertising born from the post-war era of […]
How Advertisers Learned To Target People Who Hate Ads
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Taco Bell’s Burritos Are Better For Your Waistline Than Chipotle’s

Chipotle has experienced huge success marketing itself as a healthier alternative to traditional Mexican fast food, such as Taco Bell, by offering fresh ingredients and hormone-free meats. But is it really healthier? We did a side-by-side comparison of similar burritos at both chains and discovered that Chipotle’s massive portions — […]
Taco Bell’s Burritos Are Better For Your Waistline Than Chipotle’s
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Chipotle Shares Are Going Bonkers

Chipotle shares were up nearly 15% in Friday trading. CEO Steve Ells said in his earnings call Thursday the company plans to raise prices between 3% and 5% as it eliminates genetically modified organisms from its menu. They also had a nice beat on Q3 revenues, and saw net income […]
Chipotle Shares Are Going Bonkers
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Chipotle’s Food Is About To Get More Expensive

Chipotle plans to raise prices sometime next year. The price increase will be between 3% and 5%, CEO Steve Ells said on the company’s conference call yesterday. Chipotle’s chicken burrito currently costs $US7.81 in New York. A 5% increase would raise the price to about $US8.20. Ells said that the […]
Chipotle’s Food Is About To Get More Expensive
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Chipotle Shares Rallying After Sales Beat Expectations

Chipotle’s Q3 earnings report is out. The company reported earnings of $US2.66 per share, below the $US2.78 EPS expected by Wall Street analysts. Revenues were $US826.9 million, better than the consensus estimate of $US820.3 million. Same-store sales were up 6.2% in Q3, well above the 4.7% advance predicted by analysts. […]
Chipotle Shares Rallying After Sales Beat Expectations
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GOLDMAN: Chipotle’s ‘It Factor’ Is Fading

In a new report based on a quarterly survey of 2000 U.S. consumers, Goldman Sachs retail analysts Michael Kelter, Ivan Holman, and Harsh Aneja note that the percentage of respondents aware of Chipotle who say they have visited in the past year came down in the third quarter. Kelter, Holman, […]
GOLDMAN: Chipotle’s ‘It Factor’ Is Fading
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How Chipotle Burrito Prices Vary Across America [CHART]

With more than 1,500 locations, Chipotle is one of the most popular restaurants in America. This chart, created by Quora user Brian Roemmele, shows how the chain’s burrito prices differ in U.S. cities. Roemmele told us he used Chipotle’s iPhone app to compile prices in different locations. “The regional price […]
How Chipotle Burrito Prices Vary Across America [CHART]
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Farmers Hate Chipotle’s Anti-Industrial Message

Chipotle prides itself on providing ethically sourced food on a grand scale. But the burrito chain’s anti-industrial message, most recently depicted in its “Scarecrow” video, has seriously alienated the agricultural community, reports Tarini Parti at Politico. The chain recently received acclaim for the animated YouTube video that Politico describes as […]
Farmers Hate Chipotle’s Anti-Industrial Message
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Chipotle Founder Completely Disses Former Parent Company McDonald’s

McDonald’s took on Chipotle as a subsidiary in 1998 and largely financed the chain’s rapid expansion. But Chipotle founder Steve Ells has less-than-kind things to say about his former parent company, which spun off the burrito maker in 2006 to focus on its core burgers and fries. In an interview […]
Chipotle Founder Completely Disses Former Parent Company McDonald’s
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There Are Two Popular Secret Menu Items At Chipotle Headquarters

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQXpTf59v1c”] Chipotle’s secret menu has become the stuff of legends — and the burrito chain wants to keep it that way.Fast Company’s Mark Wilson has written up a fantastic look into the company’s secret menu as he went on a quest to find the fabled “quesarito.”
There Are Two Popular Secret Menu Items At Chipotle Headquarters