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  • CoverGirl’s Cover Boy Accused of Racism Following Fear of Ebola Tweet

    02/17/2017 6:29:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    CoverGirl’s prized cover boy is under fire after tweeting that he's afraid to go to Africa for fear of contracting Ebola. Teen makeup artist James Charles became the darling of the internet and the press after CoverGirl announced their gender-stereotype-busting “first male CoverGirl” in October. Now Charles is under fire for his alleged “anti-blackness.” On Thursday, Affinity Magazine reported Charles tweeted that he was afraid of getting Ebola from traveling to Africa:
  • Halloween Chipotle Deal

    10/31/2016 11:50:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Self | October 31, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Just a money saving tip for everybody out there. If you go to Chipotle today after 3 PM dressed in a Halloween costume you can get burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for just $3 each. If you can't make it to Chipotle today, you can go to HERE to score a free (BOGO deal) Chipotle meal good until Nov. 30. BTW, I never did figure out the game but it only took less than a minute to play and I still got my BOGO deal which I downloaded to my cellphone.
  • Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

    06/30/2016 10:38:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jun 29, 2016
    Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including New York and San Diego starting Wednesday. It expects to introduce the chicken-and-pork sausage option nationally in the fall. Earlier this week, Chipotle also said it plans to launch a loyalty program for the summer that will reward customers with free meals for frequent visits. The moves are part of the chain's push to recover after a series of food scares last year...
  • C.D.C. Unable to Trace Cause of Outbreaks at Chipotle

    02/01/2016 4:23:08 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 1, 2016 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in the United States appear to be over, but investigators have been unable to trace the cause of the sickness, federal authorities said on Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they had investigated two outbreaks that occurred last year: one in 11 states that sickened 55 people and another that sickened five people in three states. Twenty-two people were admitted to hospitals. There were no deaths.
  • Chipotle stock plunges again on new E. coli fears (intentional sabotage?)

    12/22/2015 10:48:21 PM PST · by dennisw · 36 replies
    money.cnn ^ | December 22, 2015: 3:59 PM ET | by Paul R. La Monica
    <p>Wall Street is very very worried that those long lines at Chipotle around lunchtime may be a thing of the past following reports of more E. coli cases tied to the popular Mexican food chain.</p> <p>Shares of Chipotle (CMG) fell 5% Tuesday and dipped below $500 for the first time since May 2014 after the CDC said Monday afternoon that there may be a new, unrelated E. coli outbreak.</p>
  • Chipotle: It May Be An Allegory

    12/15/2015 7:20:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-15-2015 | MOTUS
    The title of the article is “Chipotle: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well.” Chipotle, closed for business due to multiple pathogens in the supply chain If you change just one word, we have a perfect analogy: Obama: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well. From Forbes: The company found it could pass off a fast-food menu stacked with high-calorie, sodium-rich options as higher quality and more nutritious because the meals were made with locally grown, genetic engineering-free ingredients. And to set the tone for the kind of New Age-y image the company wanted, Chipotle adopted slogans like, “We source...
  • Boston College: 80 sickened after eating at Chipotle

    12/08/2015 11:34:58 AM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston College said the number of students reporting gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle this weekend has climbed to 80. On Monday, the school had said 30 students, including members of its men's basketball team, had been sickened. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. closed the restaurant in Boston's Cleveland Circle late Monday and said it thinks the illnesses are the result of norovirus, not a multi-state outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants. That outbreak has sickened 52 people in nine states, with the most recent illness starting on November 13. Boston College says all students...
  • Chipotle shuts Seattle, Portland stores after E. coli outbreak

    11/02/2015 9:48:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Ransdell Pierson and Lisa Baertlein
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Sunday it had closed all its restaurants in two West Coast markets due to a reported outbreak of E. coli bacteria that is being investigated by the company and health authorities. "After being notified by health department officials in the Seattle (Wash.) and Portland, Ore. areas that they were investigating approximately 20 cases of E. coli, including people who ate at six of our restaurants in those areas, we immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution," Chipotle said in an emailed statement. The company said the...
  • Chipotle—GMO and Minimum Wage Issues

    07/14/2015 4:06:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Jack Dini
    Chipotle claims they have stopped serving food from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). What are the health risks from eating genetically modified food? There aren’t any. Twenty-five years of scientific studies have shown no evidence of harm from the use of GM crops. A recent report from the European Union found that ‘the main conclusion to be drawn from the efforts of more than 130 research projects, covering a period of more than 25 years of research and involving more than 500 independent research groups, is that biotechnology, and in particular GMOs, are not more risky to consume than conventional plant...
  • Enjoy your more expensive Chipotle, San Francisco!

    07/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re out on the left coast and heading out for some tasty Chipotle goodness tonight, be prepared to dig a little deeper when you pay the check. Prices are going up and it’s not just because of the cost of beef. (From the Chicago Tribune) In its weekly survey of 10 Chipotle markets, Chicago-based William Blair found that Chipotle raised prices in half of the markets that the investment firm surveyed — San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Orlando. In most markets, the price increases occurred due to the rising cost of beef.The city by the bay, however,...
  • Meet Sweetgreen -- the 'next Chipotle' Salads, rice and grain bowls have customers lining up

    07/10/2015 1:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Heather Long
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - When Americans line up for salad, you know there must be something special about it. That's exactly what's happening at the hot new restaurant chain Sweetgreen. It is already being dubbed the "next Chipotle." Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three Georgetown University friends who had a simple vision: make healthy food yummy, affordable and fun. "Healthy food shouldn't just be for the top 1%," Jonathan Neman, one of the co-founders, told CNNMoney. He studied abroad in Australia and was frustrated when he returned to the U.S. and felt his affordable meal options were limited. Just...
  • Who-d a-thunk it? SF minimum wage increased 14% and local Chipotles just raised prices by 10-14%?

    07/08/2015 3:34:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 7/8/15 | Mark J. Perry
    From an equity research report issued to investors by global investment banking and wealth management firm William Blair on Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) – “Price Increases Have Begun Early in Third Quarter” (received privately): • In our weekly survey of ten of Chipotle’s markets, we found the company implemented price increases in half of the surveyed markets this week—San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Orlando. In most markets, the price increases have been limited to beef and average about 4% on barbacoa and steak, toward the lower end of management’s expectation for a 4% to 6% price increase...
  • żHomo estás?: Here’s how Chipotle celebrated this weekend’s Boston Pride Parade

    06/16/2015 9:21:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 58 replies ^ | June 14, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Thousands attended the 45th Boston Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon and Chipotle was not to be left out from the celebration. The burrito mega-chain asked customers for their preference for... Mexican food. Parade-goers had their choice of buttons displaying whether they “swayed” towards tacos or burritos.
  • Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food

    04/27/2015 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04/26/15 | STEPHANIE STROM
    In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients. “This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food,” said Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive of Chipotle. “Just because food is served fast doesn’t mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors.” In 2013, Chipotle was the first restaurant chain to indicate which items contained genetically modified organisms,...

    04/17/2015 2:07:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 4.17.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    I would like to think this headline from Newsweek is simply being sarcastic, but I doubt this is the case: Who Reported on Hillary Clinton's Historic Chipotle Visit, and How? This headline was written by people who have no conception of what is and isn't historical. SNIP Hillary going to a Chipotle counter and saying, "I'll have a chicken bowl with a side of guacamole," is not historic. SNIP
  • Hillary at Chipotle: Another phony story about her "immigrant" grandparents

    04/17/2015 7:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s immigrant grandparents turn out not to have been immigrants, just as Elizabeth Warren’s Indian ancestors turn out not to have been Indians, though Mrs. Clinton was one-quarter truthful about her ancestry, which is a hell of a lot more than Senator Warren can say. That’s too bad, really: If the imaginary Rodhams of old arrived on these shores and tricked the imaginary ur-Warrens into trading their land for a handful of shiny trinkets, that would have been a much better story than the burning question of whether Herself tipped at Chipotle. It would also be a pretty...
  • Hillary Clinton spotted at Chipotle in Ohio 'trying to be incognito'...

    04/13/2015 4:29:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 119 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-13-15 | Celeste Katz
    Today, a burrito bowl ... tomorrow, the Oval Office? Hillary Clinton made a Chipotle pitstop in Maumee, Ohio, on her way from New York to Iowa Monday, with security video showing her and longtime aide Huma Abedin sporting shades as they put in their orders. General Manager Charles Wright told the Daily News Clinton was in his restaurant at about 1:20 p.m. Monday, ordering a chicken bowl with guacamole, a chicken salad, and a blackberry Izze. Wright said Clinton did nothing to attract attention to herself — and it worked. "She wasn't, like, obvious and no one made a scene,"...
  • What Sustainability and Religious Freedom Have in Common

    03/18/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | James Lankford
    This column was co-authored by Congressman J. Randy Forbes.Avid Chipotle customers seeking carnitas burritos for dinner may be disappointed over the coming weeks. The restaurant giant is reportedly no longer serving pork at about a third of its locations after it dropped a pork supplier that failed to live up to the corporation’s standards of humane animal care. Despite the possibility that Chipotle’s decision to pull pork from almost a third of its restaurants will come at a cost, the corporation’s commitment to serving “food with integrity” has outweighed its quest for financial gain. “We would rather not serve pork...
  • Chipotle Employees Greet Cops With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest – Cops Leave Without Ordering

    12/29/2014 9:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    Chipotle employees greeted a group of officers at the restaurant with a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. The New York police officers left without ordering. Via Weasel Zippers:A Chipotle representative responded to the incident. They took appropriate action against the employee involved. On Dec. 16, a group of eight NY police officers came to one our Brooklyn restaurants at about 6:15 PM, and before approaching the counter saw a single Chipotle employee raise her hands in what appears to have been a spontaneous, unplanned gesture of protest directed at the police. The group of officers then left without ordering food....
  • McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

    10/21/2014 6:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 128 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 6:11 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January, McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to expand its “Create Your Taste” offering that lets people pick the buns and toppings they want on burgers by tapping a touchscreen. The program is currently being offered in Southern California, and McDonald’s...
  • McDonald's Is Quietly Copying Chipotle's Strategy ("Customization")

    09/12/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Trove ^ | September 6, 2014 | Ashley Lutz, Business Insider
    McDonald's just expanded a test for burgers that are 100% customizable. The brand hopes the strategy, which is currently in four restaurants in San Diego, California, could help attract a younger crowd and revive lagging sales. Many analysts believe that the customization will soon become widespread at McDonald's and allow it to better compete with fast-casual competitors like Chipotle. Chipotle is largely successful because the ingredients for its burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads are entirely selected by customers, who increasingly crave tailored options and high-quality ingredients. Dominique Zamora at Foodbeast tried out the process, which also has elements of fast-casual...
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill Endorses Welfare State

    07/04/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | July 4, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    “Hope that in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” — George Saunders Believe it or not, the above statement is printed on the bag issued by the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Saunders, a fiction writer who teaches at Syracuse University, has been converted to Buddhism and has adopted an anti-consumer, anti-corporate-culture and anti-capitalist philosophy. It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality. Food,...
  • Tulsa Chipotle Kicks out Anti-Gunners "Moms Demand Action" for Rude Behavior

    06/02/2014 6:50:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/1/2014 | David Risselada
    Sometimes when shady plans backfire, they backfire really well. This was definitely the case on Saturday May 31st in Tulsa Oklahoma, as The Oklahoma Open Carry Association met Moms Demand Action for the first time.
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Chipotle says global warming could force guacamole off its menus

    03/05/2014 1:56:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    Chipotle lovers everywhere have been fussing and fretting over hints the company may have to cut the beloved green gunk from its menu due to global warming. Buried in the company’s 10-K filing from early February, under the “risks to business” heading, the company had this to say: “Increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change, could have a significant impact on the price or availability of some of our ingredients,” said Chipotle CMG . That’s the buildup. The clincher came when Chipotle said if prices go up for...
  • Chipotle says it could remove guacamole from its menu due to climate change

    03/04/2014 7:31:34 PM PST · by barmag25 · 72 replies
    Wcpo ^ | 3/4/14 | Wcpo staff
    CINCINNATI -- Fans of Chipotle may soon have to say goodbye to their beloved guacamole, the company said in its latest annual report. The Mexican fast food chain announced in recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings it could temporarily suspend sales of guacamole and some salsas due to an increase in food costs. Those increases are being caused by global warming, the Denver-based chain said.
  • Climate Change Could Mean No Guac For You — At Least At Chipotle

    03/04/2014 2:39:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Winograd
    Bad news for burrito lovers: Chipotle warned in its latest annual report that climate change might lead it to leave guacamole out of its burritos and bowls. The chain blames the possible change on higher prices. “In the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.” The company acknowledged such a move would be a massive disappointment to some of its customers. But, as ThinkProgress points...
  • Chipotle's Kinda Brilliant Brave New World Propaganda Film for Chicken Tortilla Soup

    09/18/2013 3:02:56 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 9/18/2013 | Ace
    David Harsanyi calls it "preposterous," which I suppose is true enough, but then, it's an advertisement... It's not so much that the ad is preposterous as that it's so... Ruthless. The ad essentially calls all of Chipotle's competitors murderers and pedophiles. It really pushes the line as far as disparaging competitors. It's one thing to do a cooked-up Taste Test. But this employs all the tricks of the greatest propaganda medium ever created -- moving pictures + sound -- and mixes them together with what Harsanyi suggests is food paranoia to attack all fast-food rivals as monsters. I find it...
  • Tell us about your most disgusting experience in a restaurant

    03/23/2013 4:07:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 22 March 2013 | Cindy George
    On Monday, I stepped up to the line at my trusty downtown Chipotle Mexican Grill just as the server was replenishing the sour cream. She had on one glove, but the operative hand was bare and she got a few dots of the creamy, white stuff on her palm. Then, she LICKED it off. I tried to play it cool and asked the server to wash her hands as she slipped on a glove covering the contamination. The transaction didn't happen, needless to say. After leaving the restaurant, I tweeted my outrage. Chipotle corporate folks responded lickety-split — in two...
  • Chipotle Pulls Sponsorship of Utah Boy Scout Event

    03/20/2013 12:08:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies
    ap ^ | March 19, 2013 | Brady McCombs
    Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gays. The popular Colorado-based restaurant chain initially signed on to provide about $4,200 worth of coupons to the Utah Boy Scouts' annual event, scheduled for May 4 in a Salt Lake City suburb. The Boy Scouts' Great Salt Lake Council is one of the largest in the country, with the majority of troops sponsored by Mormon churches.
  • Romney's Restaurant Effect-Eatery loses after refusing GOP nominee

    10/04/2012 8:03:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    The Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | M.L. Nestel and Dan Hirschhorn
    An acclaimed Denver restaurant that told Mitt Romney to lunch elsewhere is facing some backlash. After the GOP presidential candidate chose Chipotle for a lunch drop-by yesterday, the Mexican fast food chain got a lot of glory in the press after a Romney posing with staffers went viral. But it turns out the chain eatery was a fallback. And now the family-owned restaurant is paying a big price after a Westword blog post reported on its refusal to host the candidate. “We lost a big order today,” Oscar Aguirre, co-owner of Rosa Linda’s, told The Daily. “Somebody called in and...
  • Is a Penny Rounded a Penny Lost? Ask Chipotle

    08/29/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 25 replies via NYT ^ | 8/29/12 | ANN CARRNS
    ...The Consumerist recently riffed on a column in The Star-Ledger, which reported on Chipotle's practice of rounding the change in receipt totals for cash transactions at some restaurants. These locations do this so that cashiers don't have to handle lots of coins, which tends to slow the lines down. If you've ever been to Chipotle, you know that the food is dished out in assembly-line style, where you place your order and then walk along the counter, telling the staff that, yes, you'd like some guacamole, please, but hold the rice. You pay at the end of the line. As...
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)

    07/21/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT · by Cplus · 51 replies
    Google Finance ^ | July 20, 2012 | Staff
    -$86.88 (-21.51%)
  • A CEO's Demand: Fix Immigration

    12/19/2011 3:18:40 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    WSJ.Com ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2011. | MIRIAM JORDAN
    A government crackdown that found Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had hired hundreds of illegal workers has turned Monty Moran, the burrito chain's fiery co-leader, into an unlikely champion of immigration overhaul. Over the past year, Chipotle became the highest-profile target of an Obama administration campaign against employers of illegal workers.
  • Federal agents widen Chipotle immigration probe (hired hundreds of illegals in Minn., DC metro area)

    05/15/2011 2:17:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-05-04 | Lisa Baertlein
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents descended on Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants on Tuesday, interviewing employees in about two dozen outlets in Los Angeles, Atlanta and other cities. Roughly 500 undocumented workers have been fired as a result of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits of the popular burrito chain's hiring paperwork in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • Chipotle, Travelzoo Lead Week’s Five IBD 50 Earnings

    04/17/2011 8:33:47 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/17/2011 | Ed Carson
    Earnings season starts to ramp up this week. While many well-known techs and other big caps are due to report, investors will want to pay close attention to results from the elite IBD 50 list of top stocks. On deck: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Travelzoo (TZOO), Informatica (INFA), Tempur-Pedic (TPX) and Tractor Supply (TSCO).
  • Fired workers say Chipotle was soft on immigration

    04/13/2011 9:58:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 13, 2011 | Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken
    Reuters) - The hundreds of illegal immigrants recently fired from fast-growing burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc had a pretty good run when it came to job security. Not only did some get jobs with fake Social Security numbers and few questions about their immigration status, in some cases they actually told managers point-blank their papers were no good. And they often stayed on for years. Marta, an undocumented worker from Mexico, twice used false Social Security numbers to secure positions at the chain now being audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was hired with one false Social...
  • Chipotle fires Mexican workers for crime of working

    03/29/2011 11:13:24 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    People's World ^ | David Bacon
    The words "Mexico" and "Mexican" can hardly be found on the website of the country's largest chain of Mexican fast food restaurants, Chipotle. Yet almost everyone working in almost every location is Mexican, or at least Latino. Mexican workers are often an invisible but indispensable workforce. They clean office buildings at night, pick fruit and vegetables miles from most urban Americans, and cut up cows and pigs in giant anonymous factories hidden away in Midwest small towns. But Chipotle's effort to make its workers invisible is deliberate, not an accident of time or geography. Three months ago the chain that...
  • Immigration Audit Takes Toll

    03/14/2011 8:18:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 15, 2011. | Miriam Jordan
    Harvard Maintenance Inc., a national janitorial company, will lose over half its Minnesota work force after an immigration audit, making it the second major business in that state to be hit by an Obama administration crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants. The audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will result in about 240 workers losing their jobs, the Service Employees International Union said on Monday. J. Daniel Duffy, an executive vice president of the closely held New York-based janitorial company, declined to comment. Harvard Maintenance began issuing dismissal letters to employees in early March and is in the process...
  • Chipotle workers quit ahead of immigration audits

    03/11/2011 9:30:51 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 8, 2011 | Lisa Baertlein
    (Reuters) - Workers have been leaving Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc in the nation's capital and Virginia since getting notice that U.S. immigration officials are auditing restaurants in the area.A survey of help-wanted websites, including Chipotle's own, shows a higher level of hiring in those markets than in others like Ohio, where the company has twice as many units. Chipotle co-Chief Executive Monty Moran called the departures "very limited" and said they came after he told workers that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was reviewing worker eligibility documents at the chain's roughly 60 restaurants in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Just...
  • Chipotle Is A Paper Tiger

    02/17/2011 8:43:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Valley Star ^ | February 16, 2011 | Carolina Leon
    Many hard working, undocumented individuals have dedicated their time to menial jobs in an effort to achieve the "American dream," but it seems their dedication is of little value in a country that is not their own. Hundreds of undocumented workers said goodbye to their jobs at nearly 50 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in Minnesota as part of a government crackdown on companies employing illegal labor. "If they cannot provide legal documentation, then we cannot legally employ them." said Chipotle Spokesman Chris Arnold in a Los Angeles Times article. The investigation didn't exactly begin at the central location of immigration...
  • Netflix, Chipotle, JDS Uniphase Fall On Downgrades

    02/15/2011 9:54:52 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 5 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/15/2011 | Ed Carson
    Analyst downgrades hit leading stocks Netflix (NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) and JDS Uniphase (JDSU) Tuesday. JDS Uniphase fell 7.5% after downgrades by Bernstein Research and Evercore Partners. Bernstein noted that the optics and gesture technology firm had already jumped 93% in 2011. He expects JDS’ margins to come under pressure.
  • U.S. fast food caught in immigration crosshairs

    02/08/2011 12:52:15 PM PST · by wbill · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Feb 7, 5:25 pm ET | By Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken and Ed Stoddard Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken And Ed Stoddard
    LOS ANGELES/DALLAS (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill has a lot going for it -- an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years. And then it has something not going its way -- a federal crackdown on its immigrant labor force that has so far forced Chipotle to fire hundreds of allegedly illegal workers in the state of Minnesota, perhaps more than half its staff there. The probe is widening. Co-Chief Executive Monty Moran told Reuters on Friday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
  • ICE probes Chipotle restaurants in Woodbridge, Manassas (Virginia and DC)

    02/07/2011 4:47:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    InsideNova ^ | 2-7-11 | Kipp Hanley
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. -- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has received U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notices of inspection for all of its restaurants in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. According to company spokesman Chris Arnold, there are approximately 60 restaurants affected by the investigation, including locations in Woodbridge and Manassas. Arnold said the notices were received within the past couple of weeks. The notice means Chipotle must prove all employees are eligible for employment in the U.S. A popular national burrito chain, Chipotle started in Denver in 1993 and now has 59 restaurants in the D.C. metro area. Each location...
  • Top Chef: Chipotle, Panera, Other Eateries To Serve Up Profits

    02/07/2011 6:53:22 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 1 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/6/2011 | Ed Carson
    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) and Panera Bread (PNRA) are among five notable casual eateries slated to release earnings this week. All report on Thursday except for Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) on Tuesday. Restaurants worked hard to control costs during tough economic times. That allowed them to leverage (usually) modest revenue gains into big profit growth. On the upside, the economy is getting better, payroll tax cut provides more money for discretionary spending. But food prices are rising rapidly. A question for restaurants is whether they can pass those costs onto consumers via higher prices and/or smaller portions, maintaining top-line growth...
  • IBD 50 Earnings Preview: Cognizant, Chipotle, EZchip

    02/06/2011 8:09:58 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 1 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/5/2011 | Ed Carson
    Earnings season is slowly winding down, but a number of high-quality companies are still in the wings. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) and EZchip Semiconductor (EZCH) report this week. All three are in the IBD 50, an elite culling of the very best stocks based on fundamentals and technicals. Monday 31. Cognizant Technology Solutions The IT outsourcing firm is headquartered in New Jersey, but mostly operates from India. Cognizant writes software and manages back-office business processes for clients, mostly for U.S. and European firms.
  • Fired workers sue Chipotle, say checks were late

    02/03/2011 5:32:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 3, 2011 | Mike Hughlett
    A group of workers that Chipotle Mexican Grill fired for being illegal immigrants sued the restaurant chain on Thursday, alleging that it didn’t comply with a Minnesota law requiring all back pay to be distributed promptly. Last month, Chipotle said it fired a substantial number of its 1,200 Minnesota workers starting in December, after a federal immigration audit found some of them to be illegal immigrants. Participants in a protest against the firings put the number at 700. The company wouldn’t say how many there were, but a source close to the investigation put the number closer to 350. Up...
  • Chipotle fires hundreds of illegal workers in Minnesota

    01/20/2011 5:09:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies ^ | 1/20/11 | Steve Alexander
    Chipotle Mexican Grill said Thursday it has fired a substantial number of the 1,200 employees at its 50 Minnesota restaurants after a federal immigration audit found some were illegal workers. The circumstances of the firings, which began in early December, prompted a noon protest Thursday at a downtown Minneapolis Chipotle restaurant. Minneapolis police arrested eight participants after they chained themselves together inside the restaurant, according to protest organizers. While Denver-based Chipotle would not disclose how many Minnesota workers were fired for allegedly working illegally, protesters said the number was 700.
  • Domesticate Your Portfolio With IBD 50’s Domestic Stocks

    01/11/2011 7:52:13 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/10/11 | Ed Carson
    Most of 2010’s big winners were international or were driven by strong growth in emerging markets, while the U.S. expansion sputtered along. China, India and other developing nations should continue to do well in 2011, but America also seems to be building momentum. That bodes well for more domestic-focused companies. Several are part of the IBD 50 list of the most elite equities based on fundamentals and technicals. 7. Deckers Outdoor (DECK) The maker of Ugg boots
  • Fired Chipotle workers protest in downtown Mpls.

    12/23/2010 5:58:24 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 1+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | 12-22-10 | KARE
    MINNEAPOLIS-- Dozens of former employees, their families and friends gathered in front of Chipotle in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon to protest the recent firings of nearly 100 hispanic workers. The protest, organized by a coalition of human rights groups and a local union, was to demand a dialog with company owners regarding the dismissals, which began in early December. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee says on its website that the firings are part of an immigration-related audit. Group member Nigel Arevalo says all the fired workers are Latino.