Chipotle is planning to add new items to the menu, but first it wants customers to figure out what ‘sofritas’ and ‘barbacoa’ are (CMG)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle is testing new menu items including nachos, milkshakes, and quesadillas, the last of which is a top-requested item from customers.  However, following the successful launch of Chipotle’s Lifestyle Bowls, CEO Brian Niccol says the chain is looking for ways to launch more “new” menu items that utilize ingredients that are already […]

A man says he chipped his tooth on a nail inside his Chipotle burrito (CMG)

Hollis Johnson A Massachusetts man says he chipped his tooth on a nail hidden inside a Chipotle burrito.  Nicolas Ramos told local news publication Wicked Local that he received a new burrito, but is concerned about long-term damage to his teeth.  “We immediately issued a refund following the incident and have spoken with the guest […]

Chipotle has a deal on burritos this Halloween, but there’s a catch (CMG)

Hollis Johnson Chipotle is selling $ 4 burritos for costumed customers on Halloween. On Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to closing, stores will be offering discounted burritos — or “booritos” — if you show up in a costume.  The $ 4 boorito is an increase of $ 1 from last year, as Chipotle has quietly raised […]

More than 400 people say they got sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant that was shut down on Monday (CMG)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there. The local health department told Business Insider that it had received 518 calls and emails related to the possible illness outbreak. A total of 418 people said they fell ill after eating at the […]

Chipotle is closing dozens of locations in the next month (CMG)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle announced plans to close 55 to 65 locations on Wednesday, with half of the closures taking place in the next 30 days.  Closures include five locations of Pizzeria Locale, Chipotle’s fast-casual pizza chain. Chipotle is making major changes in an attempt to turn the chain around with new leadership, testing new […]

This falafel chain is poised to take over New York with the help of former Chipotle execs — here’s what it’s like to eat there

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler New York City-based falafel chain Taïm is poised to take over Manhattan. Founders Einat Admony and Stefan Nafziger have partnered with an investment group spearheaded by Chipotle veterans to plot an expansion.   The chain recently opened its third location in New York, and two more are on the way.   After more than a […]

Chipotle needs to do 3 things to turn its business around

William Brinson Shares of the burrito chain have gotten hit hard recently. UBS analyst Dennis Geiger says that Chipotle must imprive its brand perception to customers that don’t eat at the store routinely. Chipotle should do three key things to accomplish better brand perceptionl according to Geiger.  There’s been some spring in Chipotle Mexican Grill‘s step in […]

The latest Chipotle health scare has expanded to another restaurant chain

Hollis Johnson Health officials say they have identified fewer than 40 sick customers and employees of the Chipotle on West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. Officials still haven’t determined the cause of illnesses. The investigation has expanded to a restaurant next door, PizzaRev, where some Chipotle employees also worked. The investigation into illnesses tied to […]

A small New York City chain is siphoning off hungry burrito eaters as Chipotle struggles (CMG)

Dos Toros Leo Kremer and his brother Oliver founded Dos Toros in 2009. The chain has 13 restaurants in NYC and just began expanding in Chicago, with its eye on more cities.  On Sixth Avenue in New York City, one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares, there’s a small burrito restaurant just down the block from its […]