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What Happened at Today's Chipotle Meeting

Chipotle shut down its restaurants for several hours today so that its employees could attend a companywide meeting on food safety in the aftermath of its E. coli and norovirus outbreaks.

Chipotle Not Alone in Battling Food Safety Issues

 Chipotle gone dark on Jan 1 at busy Park Meadows mall Colorado

While Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill deals with a host of problems in connection with violations of food safety in its restaurants, now including a criminal investigation, a recent report shows other chains in the state have been issued even more citations.

Chipotle Stock Price in Free Fall

Chipotle's widely publicized problems involving several recent episodes of food-borne illnesses and a safety inspection failure has sent its formerly high flying stock plummeting from $757.00 a share on October 13 to $482.23 earlier today.

Chipotle Hammered by Multiple Outbreaks of Sickened Customers

Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has worked hard to serve healthful, wholesome food, has been hit with a series of episodes of customers falling ill.

California Woman Suing Chipotle over Its GMO-Free Claims

Chipotle Mexican Grill, not a franchisor, announced back in April that it was eliminating GMO from its menu items.

Panera Bread Joins Growing List of Companies Abandoning Artificial Additives

Following on the heels of Chipotle's announcement that it stopped serving GMO food last week, Panera Bread released a long list of artificial additives that it is working to eliminate from its food,

Chipotle Stops Serving GMO Food

Chipotle stopped serving GMO food yesterday. The only items containing GMO ingredients are their soft drinks, much of which includes corn syrup, which in the U.S. is overwhelmingly made from GMO corn.

Why Chipotle Doesn't Want to Franchise

Even though many would-be franchisees would love to be a part of Chipotle's success, the company has no plans to franchise, in spite of having been under the wing of franchise giant McDonald's from 1998 to 2006.

Squeezing More Profit per Square Foot from Restaurant and Retail Locations

Key to a restaurant's profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated — and expensive — level.