After its most challenging year yet, Chipotle Mexican Grill is bent on bouncing back from E.coli outbreaks hounding its sales since late 2015. Now it's focusing its strategy on better marketing and online ordering experience.
Business Tech February 4, 2017
Alphabet's Project Wing is teaming up with Chipotle Mexican Grill for the delivery of burritos to Virginia Tech staff and students. The testing, which is set to begin this month, will see the drones fly on an automated route.
Google September 10, 2016
Chipotle announced on Thursday that it will open a burger restaurant called Tasty Made this fall in Lancaster, Ohio.
Business Tech July 28, 2016
A new report found that customers still don’t want to eat at Chipotle after last year’s foodborne illness controversy.
Business Tech July 16, 2016
Chipotle's food safety 'dream team' includes a former critic. In their effort to safeguard products and patrons against health scares, the fast food chain recently hired a critic who previously scrutinized the company's response to its disease outbreak in 2015.
Public Health May 11, 2016
CtW Investment Group urged investors of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. to stop the re-election of two long-serving board members, Patrick Flynn and Darlene Friedman. CtW claims that the Chipotle board is 'too white, too male and too entrenched.'
Business April 16, 2016
Chipotle Mexican Grill is well-known for its burritos and other Mexican food items. The company may be focusing on buns and patties next as it filed a trademark application for the name 'Better Burger.'
Business April 1, 2016
Chipotle's new online game called Guac Hunter will offer customers a chance to get free chips and guacamole. It appears the restaurant, racked in recent months by foodborne illness outbreaks, is out to regain its lost customers.
LIFE March 22, 2016
Coming on the heels of countless food-borne illness incidents, Mexican grill restaurant Chipotle has cut off the executive bonuses for its big bosses. In fact, the company’s co-CEOs saw their pays drop by half.
Business March 13, 2016
A Chipotle restaurant in Massachusetts branch had to shut down after four employees got sick. One of the workers tested positive for norovirus.
LIFE March 9, 2016
Will Chipotle's customers return to its doors or will its history of contamination outbreaks prove to be troublesome? Regardless, the Mexican Grill has big plans to get its patrons back.
LIFE February 2, 2016
CDC may soon declare that the E.coli outbreak related to Chipotle is over. No new cases have been reported in the past two months, signalling the possible light at the end of the tunnel for the restaurant chain.
LIFE February 1, 2016
A lawsuit claims that Chipotle hid evidence of a norovirus outbreak in its Simi Valley branch. The restaurant allegedly covered up by replacing employees and cleaning the store before reporting to authorities.
LIFE January 22, 2016
Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will be closed on Feb. 8 for a company meeting on food safety. The action taken by the company may be linked to E.coli outbreaks last year.
LIFE January 15, 2016
The issues surrounding Chipotle Mexican Grill are not yet over. Experts have found that the new E.coli outbreak that sickened five people from three states had similar DNA fingerprints as the Chipotle culprit.
LIFE January 2, 2016
Boston health inspector William Christopher had lunch at Chipotle's Cleveland Circle restaurant after it reopened this week. The restaurant was linked to a norovirus outbreak that primarily affected Boston College students earlier this month.
LIFE December 30, 2015
Health officials cleared Chipotle branch near Boston College for operations once again after being involved in a norovirus outbreak. The inspectors assured that the restaurant is now safe, with their chief saying he is going to have lunch there soon.
LIFE December 28, 2015
As time winds down for the year that was 2015, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories on human health over the past 12 months. From outbreaks of infectious diseases to the advancement of genome-editing technology, researchers have made a number of achievements that will help shape the future of our society.
LIFE December 26, 2015
Around 23 percent of Americans who heard of Chipotle Escherichia coli outbreak are eating less often in its chains. With a new outbreak linked to the company's food safety issues, the number might soar higher.
LIFE December 23, 2015
Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are looking into a latest string of E. coli infections detected in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota last month that caused five people to become sick. Each of the victims has reportedly dined at a Chipotle restaurant a week before.
LIFE December 22, 2015
Five people in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Kansas fell ill due to the new E. Coli strain that could be linked to Chipotle's recent foodborne illness outbreak. All five people ate at a Chipotle restaurant a week before getting sick.
LIFE December 22, 2015
As Chipotle rolled out it new food safety program, the fast-casual chain got struck with more sick patrons. This time, norovirus was the culprit.
LIFE December 14, 2015
Is it too late now to say sorry? A corporate mea culpa led Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) co-CEO and founder Steve Ells to apologize for another E. Coli outbreak in Boston. CDC said there are about 52 people in nine states who got sick from the norovirus outbreak.
LIFE December 11, 2015
Several Boston College students reported gastrointestinal symptoms, with all of them dining at Chipotle over the weekend. The students being investigated as potential E.coli contamination victims included eight BC basketball players.
LIFE December 9, 2015
Chipotle vowed to give better food service as the CDC probes to find out what went wrong. Meanwhile, E. coli cases continue to be discovered, the past incidents have already shaken the restaurant chain's financial and sales status.
LIFE December 8, 2015
The Chipotle-linked E. coli outbreak that started in the Pacific Northwest has now spread, reaching six states, the CDC reported. More than 40 people were affected by the outbreak.
LIFE November 21, 2015
Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to reopen its doors after health officials found no E. coli in food samples obtained after the outbreak. The case is still unresolved, but authorities allowed the restaurant to resume operations provided that it complies with several requirements.
LIFE November 10, 2015
Food poisoning incidents at several Chipotle restaurants in the greater Seattle and Portland area are expected to drive customers away from the Mexican fast food chain. Analysts say the food company could suffer a depression in sales as a result of the negative publicity.
LIFE November 5, 2015
Chipotle has shut down all of its restaurants in the cities of Portland and Seattle after receiving reports of E. coli infection cases from health officials. This marks the third food contamination incident linked to Chipotle stores following earlier salmonella and norovirus cases.
LIFE November 4, 2015
Forty-three Chipotle Mexican Grill branches in Washington and Oregon temporarily closed due to the E. coli outbreak. Health officials' early investigations revealed the outbreak was caused by tainted produce.
LIFE November 3, 2015
E. Coli wipes out over 40 Chipotle locations in the Northwest. So far, 22 cases of food poisoning have been tied to six of the locations.
LIFE November 1, 2015
Chipotle stepped up its game in technology related employments. Curt Garner, ex-CIO at Starbucks, confirmed his position of CIO at the Mexican fast-food restaurant. The fast food company said that it aims to improve its services and waiting times.
Legal October 14, 2015
A Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota has been linked to 17 Chipotle stores, with 32 of the 34 patients interviewed having eaten at one of the 17 stores. Health officials believe that the outbreak has been contained.
LIFE September 13, 2015
Health officials in Minnesota report that 45 people in the state were sickened after eating food bought from different franchises of Mexican fast food Chipotle.
LIFE September 12, 2015
The Center for Consumer Freedom has come out with a negative ad campaign against Chipotle called 'Chubby Chipotle' that heavily criticizes the fast food company's policies regarding consumer concerns.
Business September 6, 2015
Foodies can now hack the Chipotle menu by making their own guacamole at home after the chain revealed the recipe on their website on Sunday.
Internet Culture May 4, 2015
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that they have finished removing genetically altered ingredients from the menu Monday, making the restaurant the first major food chain to do so following growing questions from American consumers about the safety of using genetically modified organisms in food production.
LIFE April 27, 2015
Chipotle's been in some rough waters lately, and it doesn't look like it's getting any better as the restaurant is expected to raise prices for the second year in a row.
Internet Culture April 23, 2015
Chipotle lets you customize your Mexican food with a whole bunch of different ingredients. So why not mix those ingredients to order something off of the secret menu?
FEATURE April 7, 2015
The use of antibiotics in meat is becoming widespread across the world, a practice that could lead to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Scientists suggest that superbugs may make it difficult for treating common diseases in the future.
LIFE March 23, 2015
Let's face it: no one is looking for an incredibly healthy meal when going to a Chipotle...but are meals at the fast food chain bad for you? According to new information, Chipotle's not exactly healthy eating.
Internet Culture February 17, 2015
Chipotle plans to open more than 4,000 smaller locations of its popular chain that will offer only takeout.
Internet Culture February 9, 2015
Popular fast food chain known for its high-quality, antibiotic-free ingredients Chipotle pulled pork from its menu after a supplier failed to meet the company's requirements.
Internet Culture January 14, 2015
Pizza Hut is undergoing a major brand makeover. The restaurant chain will soon allow customers to choose the ingredients they want and come up with two billion flavors of pizza.
Internet November 11, 2014
Because free candy from your neighbors just isn't enough, we've compiled a list of restaurants and businesses offering special freebies and promotional discounts only on Halloween. Enjoy!
Internet Culture October 30, 2014