Chipotle

Pork's versatility, cost effectiveness propel its addition to menus.
April 2014

Pork’s versatility, cost effectiveness propel its addition to menus.

Media measurement technology firm General Sentiment released its newest brand analysis, the Fall 2010 Fast Food Industry Report. The report highlights the brands that made the most significant media impact online between September and November. Despite declining nearly 20 percent since the...

December 2010

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout,...

According to a recent study by American Express Business Insights, ultra-affluent consumers increased quick-serve spending by 24 percent in the second quarter of 2010, as compared to the same quarter last year. Ultra-affluent customers are defined as those who charge...

With Halloween approaching, it is hard to say who is more excited: kids eager to go trick-or-treating or businesses looking to explore frighteningly creative marketing strategies.

September 2010
Through “Boorito 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” program, Chipotle will donate up to $1 million to benefit Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
October 2010

Though the green movement is well underway in the quick-service industry, some operators are finding that one green tool, solar power, is no easy matter. More chains and independents are moving on the idea of using solar power to provide electricity and heat for their...

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Panera Bread rank among the best quick serves in the country in customer satisfaction, according to a study J.D. Power and Associates released on Tuesday.

The 2010 U.S. Restaurant Satisfaction Study evaluated consumer responses to an...

August 2010

Look out quick serves: Generation Y, aka the Millennial Generation, is coming on strong. From third-graders to grownups pushing 30, they want it their way from Burger King and every other industry player. The smart restaurants will make sure to comply, because the...

Chain invites customers to forward on junk e-mails, committing $100,000 to school lunch program if it receives 1 million e-mails.
Chipotle opened its 1,000th restaurant today in Flower Mound, Texas.
Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to serve more naturally raised meat than any other national restaurant company.
June 2010

When Matt Mitchell was four years old, his parents took him out one night to McDonald’s for a hamburger. But when he bit into it, he tasted cheese. For most people, getting the wrong order is, at worst, a nuisance. But as far as restaurant patrons go, Mitchell isn’t most people. Not...

The burrito chain opened its first European location in London, England, today, and it's currently looking for more international location opportunities in France and Germany.
May 2010

Never before has innovation been as essential to running a successful quick-serve restaurant concept.

During what has turned out to be the most daunting recession in our nation’s history, innovation has been the driving force for the concepts that are...

The fast-casual's collaboration with Aubin Pictures will bring the new documentary film "What's On Your Plate?" across the country.
February 2010

When the recession hit in 2008, quick serves in the U.S. got a wake-up call: Even in the Western world, where drive thrus and combo meals were invented, quick serves are not immune to tight wallets and budget cuts.

While brands in the U.S. struggled, some had a...

Nine of 10 fastest growing Mexican limited-service restaurants in 2008 were fast-casual chains, according to Technomic.
Mexican chain's first European location set to open in London in April of 2010.
Burrito company announces that it will install solar panels on 75 restaurants in the next year.