Articles by tag: Chipotle

Chipotle is Expanding Into Rural Communities. It’ll Need to Reevaluate its Fresh Food Supply Chain.

Supply chain issues are far from over but Chipotle is expanding into a new market that could heavily impact their fresh food supply. The company recently announced its new expansion strategy to open in smaller towns, but some issues can arise beyond its control. The quest for unique and specific offerings in establishments like […]

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Chipotle Looks to Ghost Kitchens to Make Farmesa a Reality

The West Coast plays host to one friendly kitchen ghost as Chipotle Mexican Grill launches their fresh eatery concept, Farmesa, in Santa Monica, California, this March. While its not the company’s first foray into ghost kitchens, it’s the most focused investment into the decentralized kitchen concept. Farmesa will serve a variety of bowls ranging […]

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Chipotle Seeks to Hire 15,000 Workers Amid Tech Layoffs

(Bloomberg) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is adding 15,000 jobs across its North American locations — a sign that demand for restaurant food is robust despite high inflation and economic uncertainty. The burrito chain’s hiring push is meant to ensure its more than 3,000 US restaurants are fully staffed for the company’s busiest season, which […]

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Union Avoidance or Neutrality? Chipotle Faces a Critical Decision as Michigan Store Unionizes

Marking a first for the national chain but a familiar trend for the year, a Chipotle restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, has voted to unionize, the first of the company’s 3000 locations to do so in its near 30-year history. Current employees are seeking improved scheduling, increases in wages, and better work safety conditions. Chipotles’ Lansing […]

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Will Chipotle’s Investment In Education Pay Off For Its Employees?

Chipotle launched an updated debt-free tuition program for its employees, covering new degrees in agriculture, culinary, and hospitality industries. The move shows another step from the QSR chain to prioritize education offerings as an internal and external differentiator. But in the larger context of employee benefits, what is the ultimate goal for the company as […]

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How Chipotle’s New Degree Program Is Shaping Higher Education

Chipotle recently announced its new debt-free, tuition-covered program for its employees, adding some unique perks compared to other tuition assistance programs at fast-food restaurants. To participate, workers must choose majors in Agriculture, Culinary, or Hospitality fields, among Chipotle’s already existing business degrees. What does this mean for Chipotle and its workers, as well as the […]

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Do Debt-Free Degree Programs Work For Fast Food Employees?

Chipotle dropped the news it will allow their employees to go to college tuition-free if they major in Agriculture, Culinary, or Hospitality degree programs. They are not the first QSR to launch a program like this: McDonald’s and Taco Bell also offer some form of tuition assistance. When given a critical analysis, do programs like […]

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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Chipotle Expands Menu with Cauliflower Rice
January 4, 2021

With the calendar turning over and many consumers on a new year-inspired health kick, quickserve juggernaut Chipotle is aiming to take advantage. The chain’s tacos, burritos and bowls will now be offered with cauliflower rice, a response to a customer survey about what consumers would like to see at the chain and to growing health […]

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Chipotle Announces Voice Assistant Ordering Integration
November 22, 2019

Fast food chains are battling for tech superiority. With new methods to order and receive food, consumers are looking for a friction-free experience from start to finish. Chipotle recently implemented the ability for diners to save their favorite order on their Amazon Alexa device and place orders by asking the voice assistant from home. […]

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Business Casual: Can Tesla Pick Up New Customers With It’s Latest Reveal?
November 22, 2019

On this episode of Business Casual, hosts Geoffrey Short and Taylor Bagley dive into four stories that are changing the business landscape as well as how people travel, eat and stay healthy. Today’s headlines include the unveiling of Tesla’s new ‘cybertruck‘, the implementation of analytics to solve and age-old problem in Las Vegas, and […]

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Business Casual: Burger, Fries, and a Side of Antibiotics
November 3, 2019

Each year the Chain Reaction Antibiotics Scorecard is released to give fast and fast casual restaurants a grade for their antibiotics policies regarding meat. Which brands scored highly and which ones didn’t? Find out as Tyler quizzes Daniel on some of the most popular chains in the world. Tune in to MarketScale Radio LIVE […]

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