E. coli Closes All Washington, Oregon Chipotles

Chipotle voluntarily closed all 43 of its restaurants in Washington State and Oregon due to an E. coli scare. At least 22 people got sick with E. coli in the Pacific Northwest. Most reported eating at Chipotle.
Chipotle Expanding Delivery to College Campuses

As college students make their way back to school for another year, Chipotle Mexican Grill is making it easier for students to find the food they love, allowing more time for study and less to search for burritos. Through a…
Chipotle Has Customer Social Interaction Wrapped Up

With 1,831 restaurants across the country, $4.1 billion in annual revenue and a brand among the most well-known in the nation, it’s not too much of a surprise that Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. boasts an impressive social media following as…
Why Chipotle’s pulled pork is such a problem

Half a year after Chipotle first suspended a key pork supplier for not meeting its animal welfare standards, about 40 percent of its locations still do not carry carnitas, and that’s a problem for the chain. On Tuesday, the restaurant…
Why Chipotle Won’t Franchise

Almost every well-known restaurant chain is a franchise. McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Panera – you name it, it’s franchised. Yet, there’s Chipotle. With more than 1,600 restaurants and plenty of potential franchisees eager to get in on the high-value brand, why…
Unwrapping the Chipotle Success Story

Chipotle, led by co-CEOs Monty Moran and Steve Ells, is something of a phenomenon in the American dining industry. Pictures of enormous Chipotle burritos light up Twitter feeds across the country almost around the clock, while Vine videos showing long…
Restaurant News Bites: Panera, Chipotle, Cinnabon, Red Lobster

Panera’s CEO: We Are Changing The Fast Food Industry, Again In the 1980s, Ron Shaich changed the industry by introducing a new fast food business model, which included handmade artisan food served in a pleasant dining environment.  Panera Bread turned…
Chipotle Launches “Cultivating Thought” Author Series on Cups and Bags

Curated by Best-Selling Author Jonathan Safran Foer, 10 Notable Writers Created Original Stories to Be Featured on Chipotle Packaging Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today launched the “Cultivating Thought” author series, a new program that features original…
How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors human skill…
Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Looks to Expand

Concept brings Chipotle’s service style and commitment to high-quality ingredients to Neapolitan-style pizza Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has partnered with restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to launch a fast causal pizza concept called Pizzeria Locale.…
Chipotle Offers Catering in Time for the Holiday Season

Special holiday promotion offers two free entrees with Chipotle catering orders Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is now offering catering nationwide just in time for the holiday season. Customers around the country can spice up their holiday…
Chipotle: The One That Got Away From McDonald’s

The Corporate Hall of Shame is wallpapered with press releases from decades of regrettable mergers. It’s time to tack one on from a split, however amicable: McDonald’s (MCD) 2006 divestiture of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), in which the world’s biggest…
Chipotle Celebrates 20th Anniversary with “Adventurrito” Treasure Hunt

Burrito chain’s puzzle contest to reward 20 grand prize winners with free burritos for 20 years Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Get ready to say “happy birthday” to your favorite foil-wrapped meal. In two weeks, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will celebrate…
Chipotle Inks Deals for Additional ShopHouse Locations

New Locations Will Continue to Introduce and Develop the ShopHouse Concept Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has signed leases for additional ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen locations. ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian concept developed by Chipotle, currently has one…
Chipotle Introduces New Margarita Recipe Featuring Patrón Tequila

Premium Cocktail in Line With Ongoing Pursuit of Better Tasting Food Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is adding premium Patrón margaritas to the menu in its U.S. restaurants. The new margarita is hand-made for each customer using…

Vegetarian option could become new menu item San Francisco, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) plans to test a new vegetarian menu item called “Sofritas” in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. Sofritas, shredded tofu…

Nationwide Rollout Planned for All Chipotle Restaurants Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will offer customers a new way to enjoy their food with the launch of its catering service, beginning in Colorado on January 21. Chipotle catering allows…

$1 Million ‘Boorito’ Fundraiser Benefiting the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Treats Customers in Costume to $2 Burrito Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced the return of its long-standing tradition and popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. This Halloween, Wednesday,…

100% of Sour Cream Now Made with Milk From Pasture-Raised Dairy Cows Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has reached an important milestone in its efforts to serve sour cream and cheese made with milk…

Some investors may say that Chipotle is overvalued with a price-to-earnings ratio north of 60 and a five-year stock price increase of 550%. But in my view, this stock has plenty of room to run. With 1,230 units, Chipotle lacks…

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s success with hormone-free dairy products, naturally raised meat and local produce has the restaurant chain taking its message to a broader audience. The Mexican-inspired fast-casual chain released an animated video to movie theaters last week, and…

New restaurants aren’t particularly newsworthy, but this is the first concept that Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) has introduced outside of its burrito-rolling stronghold. Everyone’s watching ShopHouse the way a high school phenom athlete is being scouted. In a few years,…