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Gift Card Strip Poker and Other Post-Holiday Games

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.23.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The National Retail Federation recently estimated that 2015 holiday gift card sales will reach nearly $26 billion. By my own calculations, that means the world's 7.3 billion inhabitants will each have about $3.50 to spend on a gift of their choosing beginning December 26.

Chipotle’s Outbreak Is Scaring Customers Away From Fast Food In General

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly a quarter of Americans who have heard of recent E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill said they are e...

Chipotle's Sustainability Hypocrisy Could Eclipse Its Food Poisoning Fiasco

Jon Entine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science
Jon Entine

Chipotle's troubles have undermined its public claims that it uses safer and higher quality organic and local ingredients when available.

Chipotle CEO Apologizes Over Illnesses

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chipotle founder and co-Chief Executive Officer Steve Ells on Thursday apologized to patrons who fell ill after eating ...

Bad Burritos, Sick Employees and The Bottom Line

Kenneth Matos | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Kenneth Matos

The issue of presenteeism isn't just about an individual employee being ill and needing time off to recover, it is about protecting the health of other employees, customers and the business.

Highly Contagious Virus Behind Boston Chipotle Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

An outbreak of food poisoning tied to a Chipotle near Boston College is the result of norovirus, the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness, Bo...

80 Boston College Students Sickened After Eating At Chipotle

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.09.2015 | College

Eighty Boston College students fell ill after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG.N) restaurant this past weekend, and early test results point to...

Norovirus Found In Tests Of Shuttered Boston Chipotle

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Eighty Boston College students fell ill after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant this past weekend, and early test result...

Chipotle: Boston Illnesses Were Isolated Incidents

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Tuesday that an incident in which a number of Boston College students were sickened after eating at one of the burr...

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Broadens To 9 States

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has expanded to three more states, bringing the total to nine, and 47 of the 52 people sicke...

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Spreads To 3 More States

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Three new states today reported E. coli infections in the same strain as the Chipotle outbreak in the Pacific Northwest earlier this fall, according t...

3 New States Report E. Coli Outbreaks, Likely Linked To Chipotle

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that three additional states reported E. coli infections of the same strain as the Chipo...

Why I Can Never Order From Chipotle Again

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I am terrified of failing the Chipotle guy. Or any person in the service industry. I want to please them a...

Chipotles In Pacific Northwest Could Re-Open Soon After E. Coli Outbreak

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

SEATTLE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc could reopen locations in Washington state and Oregon as soon as Wednesday after a batch of test...

Chipotle Broke The Law When It Fired A Fast-Food Striker, Feds Find

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business

The National Labor Relations Board ruled in a decision released Thursday that fast-casual chain Chipotle broke labor law when management fired an empl...

How to Cope If You're Too Skeeved Out to Eat Chipotle

The Second City | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy
The Second City

So you've heard the heart-wrenching news about Chipotle closing 43 stores in the Pacific Northwest to deal with a nasty outbreak of E. coli, and perhaps you've made the agonizing decision to hold off on your weekly (daily? anyone?) slice of burrito heaven until they've got this pesky bacterial infection safely squared away.

Is It Safe To Eat At Chipotle After The E. Coli Outbreak? | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

The recent news about an outbreak of food poisoning at Washington state Chipotle restaurants may have you wondering if it's safe to eat out anywhere....

5 Things You Should Know About The Pacific Northwest E.Coli Outbreak

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) -- Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Me...

I Hate Granola

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Recently on Twitter, I clicked on a link from the Economist baiting me with a tweet about which American fast-food company is both most profitable and...

Is a Cramped New York City Falafel Shop the Next Chipotle?

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Taste

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Colin St. John What fast casual trend or brand is batter-up? It's a common refrain. Chipotle went ...

Here's How To Score $3 Chipotle On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.09.2015 | Taste

Chipotle's Halloween Boorito deal is back this year, and the proceeds from your cheap carnitas will go toward sustainable farming. On the evening of ...

Relax, Carnitas Is Back At 90 Percent Of Chipotle Locations

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.28.2015 | Taste

Remember when "Sorry, No Carnitas" signs covered Chipotles across the land? Those dark ages are officially behind us with Chipotle's announcement toda...

9 Chipotle Hacks That Are Basically Life Hacks, TBH

The Huffington Post | Daniel Carlin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Taste

Chipotle may be a spiritual experience but it can come at an expense. Let us help you get what you deserve. 1. Get 92% more beans for no extra charg...

Police Officer Quietly Buys Food At Chipotle For Man In Need

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

When he saw a man in need, this humble cop decided to help without expecting any recognition in return. Sgt. Brendan Hagarty of the Chicago Police De...

14 Of The Manliest Foods Ever Known To Man

The Huffington Post | Daniel Carlin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Taste

What's more manly than meat? As it turns out, not much. Meat has been scientifically linked to manliness, according to a report in the Journal of Cons...