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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.
Politician to FDA: 'Get Head Out of Sand'
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, responded to the announcement by the FDA that it is withdrawing p...
USDA Risk Management Tool Aims for GAP
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced today a free online tool to hel...
Chipotle CEO Gets Political, Calls for Clean Food
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chipotle Mexican Grill unveiled additional details for its new restaurant concept slated to open this summer.
Chipotle Chooses Rokkan for Digital Campaign
Chipotle Mexican Grill has chosen Rokkan, a New York-based digital agency, for several digital marketing and brand awareness initiatives for 2011.
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