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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Defining Goals, Leveraging Technology, and Planning Ahead are Essential for Successful Promotional Review Meetings
June 20, 2024

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands effective review of promotional content. Ensuring all promotional materials are compliant, accurate, and impactful has become crucial. This necessity has given rise to structured promotional review meetings, a trend essential for maintaining quality and compliance in marketing efforts. These meetings facilitate collaboration, ensure adherence to regulatory standards, and help…

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Moving Forward with Fans First
June 20, 2024

In a compelling conversation on fostering innovation within corporate culture, Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas highlights the importance of embracing change as a tool for continuous improvement. Cole underscores that change should not be seen as change for its own sake but as an essential part of striving to better serve customers and…

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Achieving Work-Life Balance and Emotional Sobriety with Matt Seefeld
June 20, 2024

This episode of the Growthwell podcast, hosted by Josh Byrd, focuses on achieving a meaningful work-life balance. The discussion examines trends and personal strategies for balancing professional growth and individual well-being. This episode is particularly relevant in post-COVID work dynamics and the increasing importance of mental health. This episode’s guest is Matt Seefeld, EVP…

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Addressing the Complexities and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
June 19, 2024

As the energy sector navigates the first year of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), stakeholders are grappling with evolving guidance and incentives. This pivotal legislation aims to accelerate the energy transition, but with its intricate provisions and requirements, many questions remain. Understanding the IRA’s impact is crucial for developers, investors, and policy-makers striving to…

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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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