Skip to comments.Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)
Posted on 07/21/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT by Cplus
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Taco Cabana is pretty good...
Their guacamole is too kill for...
“I guess most of the rest of the country doesnt have any better options than the faux-Mexican garbage that Chipolte sells.”
Aucontraire! Atlanta has some darn good authentic food.
Hope Chipotle crashes and burns. Remember this from 2011”
“Workers at Chipotle restaurants across the country might be making a run for the border soon.
The Mexican food chain, which serves gut-busting burritos, tacos and tortilla-less burrito bowls in nearly 1,100 locations across the U.S., fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota recently amid a probe by immigration authorities.
The workers were let go after an audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) revealed that workers at some of the 50 restaurants across the state had turned in phony-looking I-9 forms, which verify that a worker is eligible to work in the U.S.”
“It is tough to compete with these little Mexican joints that are good.”
You can usually tell a good Mx restaurant if the English speaking patrons (as their obvious first language) are far outnumbered by the non-English speaking patrons. That type of restaurant is usually good AND cheap.
(How was that for being PC?)
I read what I thought was a well reasoned business article suggesting that so called ‘fast casual’ restaurants were a good buy. Chipotle was mentioned by name. The theory was there are a lot of young adults who can’t cook and have little income, but want better than typical fast food fare, like McD’s. It seemed reasonable to me and I put Chipotle on my buy list and then forgot to make a buy. Good luck!
Too bad. Their food is actually pretty good and you get a huge amount of meat in the dishes. And it’s very Mexican...the dish isn’t spicy, but you can put a wide variety of sauces or toppings onto it that will make it the way you want it.
They started as a small operation somewhere (Chicago ?) and the were bought by McDonald’s and then let go,IIRC.
I don’t speak PC, so I understand you comments perfectly :-)
Point well taken.
Are you presently in the ABQ area? I was wondering which restaurant you like there. We had a few favorites when we lived there.
Your profile shows you in Idaho. Did you move recently?
Could be because their food sucks.
Could be because their food sucks.
Yeah, I am in NM now.
My 2 little favorites are Federico’s and Cazuala’s both near Intel.
I like Chipotle but when we eat there it's easily forty bucks. WTH? Burritos used to be big and cheap.
Everybody's food sucks. I haven't see one restaurant posted on this site that at least half the people didn't think their food sucked.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Mexico, and some in So. Texas too, and the best Mexican food is always found in the cheaper places. We have some resturants in D.C. that serve Mexican food just as you might find it in respectable resturants in Mexico City, and to me it seems greasy and heavy. OTOH, every now and then, you’ll find a dive bar or little carry out that offers outstanding Mexican fare, just like in some cocina econmóica south of the border.
After the (frankly) awful quarterly report that came out Thursday, the game is over. The only variable remaining is just how long it takes CMG to return to earth. Me? I want to buy long-dated puts on the reaction rally that we'll likely see next week.
Good trading to you!
We don’t eat out a lot but lately it seems as if there are more and more places we choose not to return to because their food just doesn’t taste like it used to. I have flatly refused to eat at anything Mexican for years. We did discover a relatively new restaurant not far from us though that has awesome hot roast beef sandwiches and great meatloaf which is now our only go to place. Nice to see a restaurant that offers American food and is not among the at least 50 hamburger, shake and fry places around.
If you like Chipotle, you may also like “Freebirds” which actually preceded Chipotle, but hasn’t grown nearly as much.
Mainly located in California and Texas.
Federico’s I remember, but Cazuala’s must be (relatively) new.
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