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The Gold Standard
If you want to be like Chipotle—and everyone does—you just have to follow its recipe for success, which includes two main ingredients: its food and its people.
The Culinary Institute of America is a training ground for the world’s best chefs. And today more than ever, its influence is spreading to the entire foodservice world.
The Truth About Transparency
How to respond to consumers’ demands to know everything about your business.
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
No Hangover in Sight
Naysayers have doubts about alcohol service in limited-service settings, but many fast casuals are partying on.
Anatomy of a Marketing Campaign
A breakdown of what makes a successful campaign, as seen through the lens of four quick-service marketing efforts.
Connecting the Dots
New technology allows quick serves to improve supply chain traceability.
Getting to the Meat of Marketing
Quick-serve brands adapt marketing strategies to highlight sustainable meat.
Pork’s versatility, cost effectiveness propel its addition to menus.
What Great Brands Do
Seven ways quick serves can elevate themselves from good to great.
Chipotle’s Annual Halloween Boorito Fundraiser Returns
Chipotle Tackles Food Issues With Interactive Game
Chipotle Mexican Grill launched “The Scarecrow,” an arcade-style adventure game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, along with a companion animated shor...
Jimmy John’s, Chipotle Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Chains
The list of the fastest-growing retailers this year tells a story of consumers’ growing affinity for fast-fashion, specialty grocery items, and appare...
Looking for Sustainability Advice? The NRA Has It
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has unveiled a new report focused on sustainability best practices for the foodservice industry. ...
Chipotle Invites Fans to Join in 'Adventurrito' Treasure Hunt
Get ready to say “happy birthday” to one of your favorite foil-wrapped meals.
Chipotle Commits to 15M Pounds of Local Produce
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to serve more than 15 million pounds of locally grown produce in its restaurants this year, up from its 2012 goal of 10 m...
Chipotle Unveils Cultivate Festival Lineups and Dates
Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the lineup for its 2013 Cultivate food, music, and ideas festival series, with events planned in San Francisco, D...
AllergyEats Reveals the Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurants
AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, has just revealed the most accommodating restaurant chains, based on feedba...
Chipotle Appeals to Vegans, Vegetarians with Tofu Product
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to test a new vegetarian menu item called “Sofritas” in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants beginning Tuesday, Febru...
Chipotle Caters Colorado; National Rollout Coming Soon
Chipotle Mexican Grill will offer customers a new way to enjoy their food with the launch of its catering service, beginning in Colorado on January 21...
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