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A Man Named Bruce Wayne Has Eaten Chipotle for 428 Consecutive Days

Source: Grub Street NY

Like plenty of hungry people, Ohio resident Bruce Wayne unremarkably consumed one of Chipotle’s $3 “Booritos” for dinner on October 30, 2016. Unlike literally every other human on the planet, though, not only did Wayne return again the next day, but he’s eaten the chain’s food every single …

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L.A. Health Officials Are Investigating an Outbreak at Another Chipotle

Source: Grub Street NY

Officials in Los Angeles say a foodborne-illness outbreak may have struck one of their Chipotles. Business Insider reported a few hours ago that the L.A. Health Department’s Acute Communicable Disease Control unit is investigating reports of sick customers who ate at the chain’s location at 4550 West Pico Boulevard. …

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Chipotle Will Try Giving Its Queso Away for Free

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle has announced a fitting holiday promotion: Wear an ugly sweater into Chipotle, and the burrito chain will publicly embarrass you further by including a free side of the new queso everybody keeps mocking. It’s a one-day-only event — December 12. The company says that anyone who orders …

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Chipotle’s Beleaguered CEO Has Agreed to Step Down

Source: Grub Street NY

Steve Ells, Chipotle’s longtime and longembattled CEO, says he’s going to step aside to see if some fresh blood helps the struggling burrito chain regain some of its pre–E. coli–era luster. He’s run the company since opening the very first store in Denver in 1993 — coming …

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Amazon May Soon Bring Shake Shack to Your Door

Source: Grub Street NY

After less than a month as Whole Foods’ overlord, Amazon is making another big food grab. It’s teaming up with Olo, a large food-ordering company that counts Danny Meyer as an investor and does catering orders for Chipotle. Olo says the partnership will put its current raft …

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Chipotle Swears All the Queso Haters Will Come Around Eventually

Source: Grub Street NY

Fast food’s first all-natural queso was supposed to be Chipotle’s big break: Customers begged for it more than any other item, so executives naturally expected the glorified glop of melted cheese to sell itself. But when the dip rolled out nationwide last week, it accomplished one thing nobody …

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Chipotle Will Dump Chorizo to Focus on Its Subpar Queso

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle has bad news for that tiny sliver of customers who crave authentic Mexican burrito meat, but want it covered in America’s most infamous cheese sauce. To free up space for the queso it added to the line last week, “Chorizo is going away,” spokesperson Chris Arnold informs

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Chipotle’s Queso Goes on Sale Nationwide Next Week

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle is a step closer to competing with rivals like Taco Bell, Qdoba, and Moe’s; its queso is finally getting an actual national release. The company says stores will start carrying the dip next Tuesday, September 12. It will come two ways — as a stand-alone side with …

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Chipotle Is Fast Becoming Just Another Mediocre Fast-food Chain

Source: Grub Street NY

In just the last three months, Chipotle has endured a new norovirus outbreak, a massive data hack, and a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders. Unfortunately, in response, it’s doing the same things it used to smirk at “short-sighted” competitors for doing.

Try to remember your favorite …

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Health Officials Have Identified More Than 135 People Who Got Sick After Eating at Chipotle

Source: Grub Street NY

Well, the saga of Chipotle continues: Health officials have tracked down “more than” 135 people who reported getting sick after eating at the Sterling, Virginia, location, which you’ll remember was temporarily closed after patrons began to report an illness that sounded a whole lot like norovirus. And indeed, it …

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Chipotle Shareholders Are Now Suing the Company

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been a hard week for ol’ Chipotle: On Tuesday, a franchise in Virginia closed briefly after multiple customers fell violently ill with what turned out to be norovirus, a throwback to the Great Chipotle Poisonings of 2015. But there’s more, because while burrito fans were getting sick …

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Chipotle Reopens Restaurant Where People Got Violently Ill

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle says it’s already reopened the Virginia restaurant that yesterday became an embarrassing source of food-safety déjà vu for the chain. Local health authorities are still fielding complaints from customers who ate there — per the latest report, the count’s up to 40 people so far. But Chipotle …

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Chipotle Has Reopened That Restaurant Where People Got Violently Ill

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle says it’s already reopened the Virginia restaurant that yesterday became an embarrassing source of food-safety déjà vu for the chain. Local health authorities are still fielding complaints from customers who ate there — per the latest report, the count’s now up to 40 people. But Chipotle continues …

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Chipotle Closed a Restaurant After Yet Another Food-Safety Incident

Source: Grub Street NY

Whatever kind of Tuesday executives at Chipotle expected to have, this sure wasn’t this: A franchise in Sterling, Virginia, closed this morning after multiple reports of customers eating at the restaurant, then falling violently ill. Their complaints, which were posted to the food-safety crowdsourcing website iwaspoisoned.com, describe symptoms …

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Chipotle Hints That More Free Burritos Are Coming

Source: Grub Street NY

American consumers probably haven’t seen the last of Chipotle seductively dangling free burritos. The hard up chain apparently sees no reason to abandon giving away food and running lighthearted ads, even though that business strategy has yet to translate into a big boost in sales. In a …

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Chipotle Warned Investors for Years That It Was Vulnerable to Security Hacks

Source: Grub Street NY

Lawsuits have started piling up in response to Chipotle’s recent data breach, and lawyers in one particular case have made an interesting discovery by digging through the burrito chain’s annual financial filings. In the suit they filed for their client, an Arizona …

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Hackers Apparently Stole Credit-Card Data From ‘Most’ of Chipotle’s Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

If you ate at Chipotle between March 24 and April 18, it’s time to check your credit-card statement for anything weird. The chain first acknowledged that hackers had stolen customers’ personal data in an earnings report on April 25, telling investors it was investigating “unauthorized activity on the …

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Chipotle Is Investigating ‘Unauthorized Activity’ on Its Payment System

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle’s customers have started to return, but now reps for the chain are issuing an ominous warning that may affect diners’ credit-card statements. The company told investors yesterday that it has “detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports payment processing.” That’s troubling news for customers, and …

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Chipotle Made a Bunch of Ads With Comedians So You’ll Forget About E. Coli

Source: Grub Street NY

Who better to convince Americans that Chipotle is a place to eat safe food made with integrity than the guys who played Arrested Development inmate George Bluth and wrote Stefon’s nightlife recommendations on Saturday Night Live? That appears to be the crux of the burrito chain’s newest turnaround plan, at …

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Chipotle Says Its Two-Year Quest to Eliminate Tortilla Additives Is Over

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle, which has been rid of GMOs and most antibiotics for years, has reached what it calls an even larger milestone of eliminating all artificial ingredients from its menu, it announced today. The hang-up was the tortilla, a mass-produced item it needs 500,000 of …

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The Five Stages of Grief Over ShopHouse Closing

Source: Washingtonian Food

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the fast-casual restaurant chain with eight Washington locations, announced Thursday that it’s closing nationwide, according to a spokesperson for Chipotle, its parent company. After March 17, all we’ll have left is the memories–like that time subversive Georgetown students brought in their own tortillas and convinced the restaurant to start serving wraps, or that one […]

The Five Stages of Grief Over ShopHouse Closing” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Chipotle Will Close All Locations of Its ShopHouse Noodle Concept

Source: Grub Street NY

Long live the noodles. Chipotle will shutter all 15 of its ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen stores on March 17, officially putting an end to the company’s bid to become the Chipotle of Asian fusion. The chainlet certainly wasn’t helped by the struggles the burrito behemoth has experienced ever …

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Analysts Say a Tariff on Mexican Goods Would Screw Chipotle

Source: Grub Street NY

A tariff on Mexican goods could be a massive headache for still-struggling Chipotle, analysts say in a new report out today. Instinet’s Mark Kalinowski, probably the most respected analyst who studies the restaurant industry, crunched numbers on the fallout if President Trump taxed Mexican imports to pay for …

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Chipotle Says It Will Force Chicken Suppliers to Improve Animals’ Living Conditions

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle is adopting a set of new chicken-welfare standards that finally catches it up to rivals like Starbucks and Panera, whose mottos are not “Food with Integrity.” The company says that by 2024, it will source all its chicken meat from producers that use …

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