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  • 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.
  • Eat, Drink, Invest Now: Top 5 Food And Beverage Stocks In The IBD 100

    09/07/2010 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 3 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/7/2010 | Ed Carson
    With Labor Day weekend over, vacations have ended, the kids are back in school and the morning rush hour gets worse as America returns to the rat race. Typically, trading volume on Wall Street also picks up. With the market in a confirmed rally, this is no time to relax. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get serious about investing in companies that calm the nerves and satisfy the palette.
  • Chipotle Grill Victim of Legal Shakedown Artists (Another 9th Circus outrage)

    08/24/2010 3:46:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 24, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      The revolution in tort liability has claimed another victim. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is now traveling lighter by around $140,000. The reason is a decision handed down about a month ago by a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concerning two of its San Diego-area outlets that supposedly wouldn't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The award might not be a king's ransom by the standards of one of the nation's most successful restaurant chains. But the ruling could have major consequences for the way business as a whole operates in this...
  • ADA Strikes Again: First Burritos, Now The Kindle

    08/03/2010 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 5 replies · 6+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 8/3/2010 | Sean Higgins
    The Washington Examiner reports today on a promising new education program that provides Amazon (AMZN) Kindles to students to reduce paper use in universities — and how the the Department of Justice stepped in to squash it. The DOJ actually sued the schools, including Princeton, Arizona State and Case Western Reserve, to halt the programs because it decided the e-book reader does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • IBD 100’s Top Five Date-Night Stocks

    07/27/2010 7:00:20 AM PDT · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 7/26/2010 | Ed Carson
    Investors should avoid falling in love with a stock. But that’s no reason not to buy a piece of companies that help you fall in love. Here’s a list of date-night stocks from the IBD 100, which includes the very best companies based on fundamental and technical factors. 2. Netflix (NFLX) The DVD rental company has been dreamy for much of its life as a public firm, but tragedy hit last week.
  • Window Shopping: IBD 100’s Top 5 Retail Stocks

    05/10/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 8 replies · 416+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/10/2010 | Ed Carson
    Despite Monday’s strong rebound, it’s too early for investors to safely venture back into the market after last week’s sharp sell-off. But it’s a good time to window-shop, finding quality stocks to put on a watch list. Retailers, along with consumer stocks in general, were among the leaders in the latest rally. They could be at the forefront of the next uptrend. The top five include a restaurant, apparel chains, a DVD kiosk operator and a closeout goods retailer. 14. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Shares of the fast-growing burrito chain soared 14%
  • Restaurants on a Roll

    11/09/2009 4:38:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 30 replies · 902+ views
    US News ^ | November 4, 2009 | Rick Newman
    t might not be good for America's waistline, but froufrou dining off petite plates is out. The recession has made us hungry for family-size piles of comfort food.. Like other segments of the retail economy, the restaurant industry has struggled over the past two years as unemployment has soared and consumers have curtailed spending. The National Restaurant Association's performance index shows that the industry has been shrinking for 23 months in a row. High-end bistros have fared the worst, with sales at fancy restaurants like Ruth's Chris and Morton's Steakhouse off by 20 percent or more, as corporate customers pare...
  • Ads pulled over radio hosts' transgender remarks

    06/06/2009 10:29:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,707+ views
    Google | AP ^ | 6/5/09 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bank of America, Verizon, Chipotle and other companies have pulled advertising from a Sacramento radio station after talk show hosts referred to transgender people as "freaks" with mental disorders. During a May 28 show, one of the three hosts on KRXQ's "Rob, Arnie & Dawn" show said he would hit his son with his shoe if he put on high heels. Another said he would tell a boy he was "a little idiot" if he asked to wear a dress. Officials with Bank of America Corp. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Friday their companies pulled...