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How to Prevent Another Chipotle
What went wrong at the fast-casual leader, and how foodservice operators committed to fresh and local ingredients can ensure it doesn’t happen to them.
Customization and convenience are key to the growth of bowl options.
When Fresh Falls Short
A rash of food-borne illness outbreaks have operators rethinking food safety.
When Disaster Strikes
From Subway’s Jared Fogle problem to Chipotle’s E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, recent crises serve as a lesson in damage control.
Some Latin Love
Cuisine from South and Central America and the Caribbean provides plentiful menu opportunities.
The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
Good Fat, Bad Fat
Good fats help promote health while providing tastes chefs want.
The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
The New Angle on Antibiotics
McDonald’s announcement that it would remove antibiotics from chicken could signal an industry-wide shift.
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.
Chipotle's Asian Concept ShopHouse Opens New L.A. Unit
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Southeast Asian restaurant created by Chipotle Mexican Grill, opened its newest restaurant in Los Angeles’ bust...
Chipotle Sales Hit Hard in First Quarter
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, including comparable restaurant sales that decreased 29.7 perc...
Chipotle Offers BOGO Deal to Teachers May 3
Teachers, faculty, and school staff who show a valid school ID at Chipotle Mexican Grill on May 3 can take advantage of a special buy-one-get-one free...
Fast Casual Continues Its Winning Streak
Fast-casual chains, which are upscale quick-service restaurant concepts, continue to be on a winning streak, growing both in units and customer visits...
Papa Murphy's, Chick-fil-A Among America's Favorites
A new large-scale consumer study conducted by Market Force Information reveals America’s favorite quick-service restaurants chains in four popular foo...
Chipotle Struggling to Get Customers Back
Fast-casual burrito leader Chipotle is still struggling to regain its footing after E.
Chipotle-Backed Pizza Concept Opens Fourth Unit
Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Chipotle Mexican Grill, opened its fourth resta...
Free Burritos, Employee Incentives Part of Chipotle Turnaround
Chipotle completed its system-wide shutdown today, closing all locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chipotle Closed 4 Hours Today for Food Safety Meeting
Chipotle will close all locations today, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to host a company-wide video meeting on food safety.
Teens and Young Adults Remain Loyal to Chipotle
Chipotle’s recent series of food safety outbreaks rattled its investors and enough of its customers to see visits decline, but the chain’s strong base...
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