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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 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.
Chipotle as Good as Gold for the Next Four Months
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
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...
Results Are In for Chipotle
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2010, including a 24.5 percent revenue incr...
Starbucks Twice as Good as McDonald's in Media Impact
Media measurement technology firm General Sentiment released its newest brand analysis, the Fall 2010 Fast Food Industry Report.
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