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Chipotle's High-Paid Co-CEO Out In Attempt To Recover From Food Safety Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home

Last year, Chipotle Mexican Grill fired a manager and an employee at a Boston-area restaurant where an outbreak of norovirus infected roughly 140 peop...

I Hate Granola

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
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...

Chipotle Founder Calls Competition From Fast Food 'A Joke'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Home

Chipotle isn't concerned about competition from the fast-food industry. The burrito chain's soaring stock price has rivals like Yum Brands, which o...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Chipotle To Open A Second Pizzeria | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home

Chipotle wants a bigger slice of the pizza market. The burrito chain last December opened Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria in Denver that specia...

Just a Thought: Chipotle's 'Cultivating Thought' Series Needs to Feature Mexican and Mexican American Authors for Their Mexican Restaurant

Michele Serros | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home
Michele Serros

Doesn't Chipotle Mexican Grill serve, um, Mexican food? Wouldn't having Mexican or Mexican American authors fit their burritos and bards theme?

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Home

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

What Great Brands Do

Scott Goodson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Scott Goodson

There are many ways to tell if someone is a great businessperson. But there's another, easier way of establishing whether someone is destined for greatness: You can ask them if they've read the effervescent What Great Brands Do by author and speaker Denise Lee Yohn.

Joe Satran

Chipotle Founder Reflects On First 20 Years Of The Chain | Joe Satran | Posted 07.12.2013 | Home

On July 13, 1993, a 28-year-old chef opened an 850-square-foot taqueria on Evans Avenue near the University of Denver. He had no great ambitions for t...

Anna Almendrala

The New Chipotle? | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.14.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- More than 1,400 restaurants later, Chipotle founder Steve Ells is convinced that it's not just the Mexican food that keeps people comin...

Chipotle Founder Lauded For Innovations

Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

Wall Street Journal magazine announced today that it will recognize Steve Ells, founder and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, as the year's top innovator...

Chipotle More Than Doubles Its Fresh Produce

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver

Chipotle plans to more than double its use of local produce this year, increasing its fresh food supply by at least 10 million pounds. In a busine...

Chipotle CEO To Be Protested At CU's Graduation

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.05.2011 | Denver

Chipotle CEO Steve Ells, who is scheduled to give the keynote speech at CU-Boulder's graduation on Friday, may be protested by student groups and alum...

Chipotle Registers 'ShopHouse' Name For Asian Fast-Casual Concept

Westword's Cafe Society | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When news broke late last year that Chipotle's Steve Ells was drawing up plans for an Asian fast-casual concept, the company refused to divulge much. ...

How Long Does It Take to "Work Off" One Chipotle Burrito?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Waylon Lewis

It turns out that it takes three hours and 40 minutes of sexytime to work off one Chipotle Steak Burrito.

Chipotle And Food, Inc.'s Off-Screen Drama

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fast-food chain would be sponsoring free screenings of the film at 32 theaters nationwide. It would also be distributing material promoting the fi...

Chipotle Founder: USDA "Natural" Meat Standards Should Be Tougher

The Denver Post | Steve Ells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Department of Agriculture recently released its long-gestating definition of "naturally raised" meat. Previously, the word "natural" had been ill-...