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  1. controversies
    Here Are 13,253 More Reasons to Avoid ChipotleThe state of Massachusetts just hit the restaurant chain with a $1.3 million fine for child-labor violations.
  2. innovation
    Chipotle, Willing to Try Anything These Days, Is Testing Takeout WindowsThe future is now.
  3. brand loyalty
    Chipotle’s Loyalty Program Is HereIt will debut in three U.S. cities today before rolling out nationally in 2019.
  4. the chain gang
    Here’s What Made Hundreds of People Sick at That Ohio ChipotleLocal health officials say it was Clostridium perfringens, which occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.
  5. the chain gang
    Nobody Can Figure Out What Made 700 People Sick at That Ohio ChipotleTests have come back negative for salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria.
  6. the chain gang
    Another Chipotle Is Closed After Customers Complain of Getting SickMore than 170 people have filed reports about getting ill at a location in Ohio.
  7. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Move Its Headquarters to California — Right by Taco BellCan Chipotle’s version of cheesy chalupas be far behind?
  8. the rats
    ‘Burrito-Size’ Rats Are Terrorizing Brooklyn HeightsNeighbors say Chipotle’s trash is to blame.
  9. the chain gang
    Chipotle Hired Taco Bell’s CEO to Run the CompanyHe brings expertise in “foodie experiences.”
  10. the chain gang
    Chipotle’s Next Comeback Plan: Make the Shops ‘Shinier’ and ‘Brighter’The burrito chain will spend nearly $100 million revamping its stores.
  11. whamm!
    A Man Named Bruce Wayne Has Eaten Chipotle for 428 Consecutive DaysThe spokesperson Chipotle needs, but not the one it deserves.
  12. the chain gang
    L.A. Health Officials Are Investigating an Outbreak at Another ChipotleThe bad-burrito version of Groundhog Day continues.
  13. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Try Giving Its Queso Away for FreeBut it will cost some self-respect — you must wear an ugly sweater.
  14. the chain gang
    Chipotle’s Beleaguered CEO Has Agreed to Step DownHe says it’s “the right thing to do for all our stakeholders.”
  15. mobile ordering
    Amazon May Soon Bring Shake Shack to Your DoorIt’s partnering with a mobile-ordering company used by 200 restaurant brands.
  16. haters gonna hate
    Chipotle Swears All the Queso Haters Will Come Around EventuallyAn internal memo sent to employees says that “formal research” prior to the rollout showed “very different results.”
  17. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Dump Chorizo to Focus More on Its Subpar QuesoThe chain needs space on the line, but people aren’t loving the cheese dip so far.
  18. the chain gang
    Chipotle’s Queso Goes on Sale Nationwide Next WeekThe chain brags that it’s whipped up the only queso in all of fast food that relies on “simple ingredients you’re likely to recognize.”
  19. the chain gang
    Chipotle Is Fast Becoming Just Another Mediocre Fast-food ChainIt’s hiring executives from Arby’s and testing lots of gimmicky products.
  20. health concerns
    Chipotle Had to Close a Store Overrun by MiceThe closure comes three weeks after a video of the infestation went viral.
  21. the chain gang
    Health Officials ID More Than 135 People Who Got Sick After Eating at ChipotleNorovirus has been confirmed, and it appears to be an isolated incident.
  22. the chain gang
    Chipotle Shareholders Are Now Suing the CompanyA rough week gets just a little bit rougher.
  23. Chipotle Has Reopened That Restaurant Where People Got Violently IllCEO Steve Ells insists they “took aggressive action to correct the problem.”
  24. health concerns
    Customers Are Getting Violently Sick at Yet Another Chipotle RestaurantThe chain says symptoms are consistent with norovirus.
  25. Chipotle Is Finally Making Its Own QuesoThe company has run entire ads against the cheese dip, which is often full of preservatives.
  26. the chain gang
    Chipotle Hints That More Free Burritos Are ComingIt disappointed investors with this development in an SEC filing.
  27. lawsuits
    Chipotle Warned Investors for Years That It Was Vulnerable to HacksThe burrito company made its security concerns clear in SEC filings.
  28. security breaches
    Hackers Apparently Stole Credit-Card Data From ‘Most’ of Chipotle’s RestaurantsThe breach is a bit worse than the chain initially disclosed.
  29. security breaches
    Chipotle Is Investigating ‘Unauthorized Activity’ on Its Payment SystemIt sounds like the burrito chain could have been hacked.
  30. the chain gang
    Chipotle Made a Bunch of Ads With Comedians So You’ll Forget About E. ColiJohn Mulaney, Jillian Bell, and Sam Richardson get “real” inside a Chipotle burrito.
  31. the chain gang
    Chipotle Says Its Two-Year Quest to Eliminate Tortilla Additives Is OverThis officially makes the chain 100 percent preservative-free.
  32. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Close All Locations of Its ShopHouse Noodle ConceptThey’ll be no more after March 17.
  33. food politics
    Analysts Say a Tariff on Mexican Goods Would Screw ChipotleThe burrito maker “likely would bear the biggest brunt” in the entire restaurant industry.
  34. animal welfare
    Chipotle Will Force Chicken Suppliers to Improve Animals’ Living ConditionsIt’s finally addressing concerns over how industry birds are raised and processed.
  35. the chain gang
    Tight Job Market Now Has Fast-Food Chains Headhunting WorkersThey’re being offered free meals, paid days off, and sometimes even higher wages.
  36. food safety
    Chipotle Installed Devices in Its Stores That Suck Pathogens Out of the AirThe fancy air purifiers use “patented Photohydroionization technology.”
  37. lawsuits
    Customer Bills Chipotle $2 Billion for Putting Her Picture in Promo MaterialsShe claims the chain’s been illicitly using a photo of her since 2006.
  38. the chain gang
    Chipotle’s Burger Chain Already Stopped Using ‘Responsibly Raised’ BeefNinety percent of customers said they either didn’t know or care.
  39. lawsuits
    Chipotle Accused of Fibbing About the Calories in Its BurritosThe lawsuit contends that consumers are lulled into “a false belief” that chorizo burritos only have 300 calories.
  40. the chain gang
    Will Steve Ells Be Forced Out at Chipotle?Investors say his leadership represents “a direct risk to shareholders and the public at large.”
  41. recoveries
    Chipotle Figures, Why Not Give Away Another $20 Million in Free Burritos?They’re offering 20-person burrito parties for loyalty-program users.
  42. lawsuits
    Chipotle Will Pay Millions to Teen Worker Who Was Sexually Harassed by ManagersAn attorney called the store “almost like a brothel that just served food.”
  43. lawsuits
    Chipotle Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination Now, TooA former employee claims race played a role in shift assignments.
  44. america
    Woman Hospitalized by Chipotle Demands Free Burritos AnywayNever underestimate the appeal of free food.
  45. lawsuits
    Chipotle Has Quietly Settled More Than 100 Claims Tied to Its Food-Safety ScareIt hoped out-of-court resolutions would help keep them out of the public eye.
  46. lawsuits
    Chipotle Employees Claim They Worked ‘Maybe Even Thousands’ of Unpaid HoursLike, for example, “cleaning parties.”
  47. lawsuits
    Almost a Fifth of Chipotle’s Employees Say They Were Forced to Work for No PayA class-action lawsuit claims the company used unpaid work hours to meet budget goals.
  48. the chain gang
    Chipotle Broke the Law by Firing Upset EmployeeNot a great outcome for the burrito chain.
  49. the chain gang
    Chipotle Is Desperate to Find a Nonwhite Board MemberThe chain could use a little top-level diversity.
  50. food fights
    Burger Chain Says Chipotle Stole Its Name and LogoTasty Burger argues the burrito-maker’s new “Tasty Made” brand looks suspiciously similar.
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