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Chipotle CEO Gets Political, Calls for Clean Food

2011-12-13 In a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill today, Chipotle CEO Steve Ells called for an end to the overuse of antibiotics in American meats.

Pork it Over: the Meat Expands its Role on Menus

2011-11-17 Leading restaurants are expanding the protein selection on their menus by offering more pork dishes, according to foodservice consultants Technomic.

Chipotle to Bring Food, Music, Art to Chicago in October

2011-08-15 Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its first-ever festival celebrating food, music, and ideas on October 1 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Chipotle Rewards Gold with Green

2011-07-01 A four day-old baby, appropriately dubbed “Our Four Day Old Burrito,” was chosen as the winner of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s “Wrap What You Love” contes...

Exclusive First Peek! Fast-Casual Top 100

2011-05-13 Last week QSR's in-house fast-casual expert, George Green, snagged the interview of the season with Darren Tristano, executive vice president at leadi...

Elite Chipotle Club Adds 200th Member

2011-04-14 Chipotle Mexican Grill’s co-CEOs Steve Ells and Monty Moran announced the promotion of the company’s 200th Restaurateur, a position reserved for its m...

Chipotle Reveals Asian Concept

2011-04-12 Chipotle Mexican Grill unveiled additional details for its new restaurant concept slated to open this summer.

Chipotle Chooses Rokkan for Digital Campaign

2011-04-04 Chipotle Mexican Grill has chosen Rokkan, a New York-based digital agency, for several digital marketing and brand awareness initiatives for 2011.

Chipotle as Good as Gold for the Next Four Months

2011-03-01 Chipotle Mexican Grill began celebrating the 18th anniversary of its focus on using high-quality ingredients by wrapping its burritos in gold. Beginni...

The Surprise in Chipotle’s Test Kitchen

2011-02-22 Nate Appleman was working at A16 in San Francisco when, one day in early September, a man named Phil Petrilli decided to introduce himself to the chef...