(Mike Mozart)

Chipotle Says All Its Food Now GMO-Free

For two years, the Chipotle chain of restaurants has been labeling which of its menu items may contain genetically modified ingredients, and starting today the company says that all of its food will be GMO-free (while simultaneously acknowledging that GMOs may be completely safe). [More]

Don’t Panic, But Chipotle Is Still Experiencing Rolling Pork Blackouts

Don’t Panic, But Chipotle Is Still Experiencing Rolling Pork Blackouts

For a few months now, Chipotle restaurants have been running low on carnitas, the slow-cooked pork shoulder that you can get as a meat filling in burritos. They pulled the meat from about a third of their restaurants after a supplier didn’t meet Chipotle’s “responsibility standards” for meat. Now the pork shortage has turned into a rolling blackout, with the meat rotating in and out of different restaurants according to supply levels. [More]

Chipotle Still Doesn’t Know When Carnitas Will Be Available Everywhere Again

Chipotle Still Doesn’t Know When Carnitas Will Be Available Everywhere Again

It’s been nearly three months since a vendor-related issue led Chipotle to stop selling carnitas burritos at 1/3 of its stores, but the company still doesn’t know when it will be able to meet the full demand from pork fans. [More]

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Can New McDonald’s CEO Turn Tide Against Antibiotic Abuse In Farm Animals?

Since the Food and Drug Administration won’t set down hard-and-fast rules on non-medical antibiotic use in farm animals, it’s up to the farmers and the companies who buy the most meat to make a change that will cut down on the use of drugs that result in bigger cows, pigs, and chickens, but also put us all at risk for drug-resistant pathogens. [More]

What Ended The Short-Lived Marriage Of McDonald’s & Chipotle?

What Ended The Short-Lived Marriage Of McDonald’s & Chipotle?

Even today, nearly a decade after McDonald’s divested its 8-year-old investment in Chipotle, some people still think the fast food giant owns the chain of burrito eateries. McDonald’s made money off Chipotle, and Chipotle was able to grow because of McDonald’s, so why did the marriage end? A new oral history of Chipotle sheds a lot of light on this odd-couple relationship. [More]

Chipotle’s Non-Burrito Pizzeria Concept Expands Eastward

Chipotle’s Non-Burrito Pizzeria Concept Expands Eastward

For the last couple of years, Chipotle has been playing around with pizza at the few Pizzeria Locale eateries it has in Colorado. But now the eatery is looking to the east and seeing there are hungry mouths to feed in the Kansas City area, where another Locale is set to open this summer. [More]

Words Of Neil Gaiman, Jeffrey Eugenides To Appear On Chipotle Cups You Will Discard Without Reading

Words Of Neil Gaiman, Jeffrey Eugenides To Appear On Chipotle Cups You Will Discard Without Reading

Neil Gaiman is a bestselling author whose work spans multiple genres and formats, from children’s books to literary fiction to graphic novels to screenplays. Now he can add fast food packaging to that list, as he joins other notable writers like Jeffrey Eugenides, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, Paulo Coelho, and comedian Aziz Ansari in slapping their work on Chipotle cups and bags. [More]

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Chipotle Pulls Carnitas From A Third Of Restaurants After Supplier Violation

Hungry customers bellying up to the line at Chipotle with a hankering for carnitas may be disappointed in the days and weeks to come, as the eatery says a third of its restaurants — a number in the hundreds — won’t be carrying carnitas after suspending a supplier that violated its standards. [More]

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Halloween Eats: Free Bacon At Arby’s, $3 Burritos At Chipotle

While we’re still reeling from the revelation that Arby’s may be shorting customers on their fountain drinks, the fast food chain is doing one thing right this week — offering to give away free bacon to customers on Halloween. [More]

(Kerry Lannert)

Lawsuit Alleges Chipotle Required Workers To Perform Duties Without Pay

The door may be locked and the lights may have dimmed, but there’s still plenty of work to be done after closing for many restaurant employees. While working after hours isn’t uncommon, those who perform those duties probably expect to continue being paid. But a former employee claims that wasn’t happening at Chipotle, and now he’s suing the fast-casual restaurant. [More]

(Kerry Lannert)

Why Doesn’t Chipotle Franchise? It Has Enough Money, Promises Organic Meat

Franchising is the business model behind the massive homogenization of the American foodscape. A local entrepreneur licenses a larger brand, often buying supplies and other necessities for running a restaurant as well. This has worked very well for many fast food and quick-serve chains, so why isn’t popular burrito eatery Chipotle interested in opening franchises? [More]

Chipotle Lacks Diaper Changing Table, Mom Changes Toddler On The Dining Table Instead

Chipotle Lacks Diaper Changing Table, Mom Changes Toddler On The Dining Table Instead

Chipotle has a kids’ menu with tiny quesadillas and organic milk, and offers high chairs in its dining rooms. They seemed to Chad like an establishment that welcomes and accommodates families with small children. When his wife took their 16-month-old daughter for a diaper change, though, she found no changing table. So she did the logical thing and changed the tot’s dirty diaper on a table in the dining area. Wait, what? [More]

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Pennsylvania Chipotle Workers Walk Out, Sign Alleges “Sweatshop Conditions”

It’s not clear what happened at the Chipotle restaurant in State College, Pennsylvania, but we do know some things. The restaurant was closed for several hours this morning and afternoon. At first, all that aspiring burrito-eaters knew was that the store was closed. A sign in the window claimed that most of the employees had quit in protest of “borderline sweatshop conditions,” so the shop had to close. [More]

Chipotle CEO Details Why His Company Is Better Than Other “Irrelevant” Fast Food Chains

Chipotle CEO Details Why His Company Is Better Than Other “Irrelevant” Fast Food Chains

Most mega fast food chains are being pulled in two directions these days — trying to satisfy those consumers who want quality ingredients and healthier options, while also pushing bottom-dollar value menu items to diners whose primary goal is to eat something fast and cheap. It would seem like one of these would have to win out in the long run, and according to the co-CEO of Chipotle, the cheap and easy route will soon be a thing of the past. [More]

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Police Ask Couple To Please Stop Having Sex On The Roof Of A Delaware Chipotle

While being interrupted by police during an intimate encounter is surely no fun for anyone, you really up the odds of an encounter with law enforcement once you make the decision to have sex on the roof of a Delaware Chipotle. [More]

(Ron Dauphin)

Target Asks Shoppers Not To Bring Guns Into Its Stores

Target added its name to the list of companies asking customers not to bring guns into its stores. [More]

If Texas Farmers Want Chipotle To Buy Their Beef, They Should Stop Feeding Antibiotics To Cattle

(Adam Fagen)

Yesterday, the Commissioner of the Texas Dept. of Agriculture wrote to the founder and CEO of burrito chain Chipotle, saying he was “shocked” by Chipotle’s “foolish” decision to buy beef from cattle raised in Australia when there are so many cattle farmers in the Lone Star State, accusing the company of abandoning American farmers — but glossing over the fact that the domestic supply is limited if Chipotle wants to stick to its guns about using antibiotic-free beef. [More]

Group Petitions Target To Ban Guns Following Open-Carry Demonstrations

Group Petitions Target To Ban Guns Following Open-Carry Demonstrations

A petition to ban guns at Target stores has garnered thousands of signatures after recent open-carry demonstrations at the retail stores. [More]