Chipotle Is Raising Prices and You Let It Happen

Categories: Wake Up Call

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Courtesy of Chipotle.
That burro is about to cost you more.
They brought you the top secret quesarito and made veggie folk happy by releasing Sofritas tofu and now that you're hooked on new menu items, Chipotle is going to raise prices for the first time in three years. According to the Associated Press, the chain will introduce new menu boards in all its locations with higher prices.

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While the chain originally considered ditching guacamole all together to cut costs, luckily that option isn't happening yet. However, inflation on menu staple items like beef, avocados, and cheese are causing the chain to up prices about 5 percent.

Exact price increases have yet to be released, but the company was considering a 3 percent to 5 percent increase in the past, which would put $8 burritos and bowls up in price about a quarter or two. Definitely not that big a jump, but Chipotle's chief financial officer, Jack Hartung, told the AP that the company earned "permission" from customers to up prices due to the superior Chipotle experience.

"Most of the value comes from the experience," he said.

We don't remember giving them permission or even needing to, but whatever helps you sleep at night, Chipotle.

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David Anderson
David Anderson

They are welcome to charge whatever they want. If you don't like the food, don't eat there.

Wenona B. McKinnon
Wenona B. McKinnon

Don't eat there, please!!! They've been owned by McDonald's since the first year they were open and TRUST me McDonald's doesn't giving a flying hoot aboit anyone's health!!! They are simply trying to tap into the market of people who refuse to eat at places like McDonald's. Off course they are going to tell you they are "enhancing" their product! Money hungry punk's! Prove tp me their product doesn't come from the same plants/factories at McDonald's! Sorry for the rant Lol :-)

Cynthia Forbes
Cynthia Forbes

I will never eat here again thanks to that blog about the top 30 ways to piss of a Chipotle worker. You guys can go to hell. Along with your teenage employees. Ungrateful to even have a damn job.

Amy Bright-Huerta
Amy Bright-Huerta

Bound to happen. Prices go up everywhere and they started skimping on the rice, beans and other toppings. Just like anything else pay more, smaller portions. BUT they do seem to have their CS down. Always make things right if its wrong.

Audra Billy
Audra Billy

Damn guess I'll be including ever topping in my burritos lmao

Derek Willard
Derek Willard

I never eat there anyway, overrated and too expensive.

Kenn Kanniff
Kenn Kanniff

Is it because wages are going up? That's a favorite reason of people who don't read to keep wages at poverty levels.

Pilar Silva
Pilar Silva

Is this the quesadilla/burrito u we're talking about last time? Enrique G Silva

thebuddhist
thebuddhist

This doesn't matter to me. Chipotle is BORING food. I know I'm in the minority here, but that shit just isn't really exciting no matter how you mix and match. 

John Phoenix
John Phoenix

It's hardly expensive man. Don't eat it so.

Josh Yeager
Josh Yeager

Who gives a shit? If you live in a city with such diverse offerings of indie Mexican, vegetarian and vegan options and want to gripe about $0.50 more at a chain, then you deserve to choke on that burrito and thin the gene pool anyway.

megan.onlineaccts
megan.onlineaccts

the guacamole is organic and made fresh daily as well as being hand mashed for 20 minutes. it's worth the 1.80

shayne.navarro
shayne.navarro

This is crazy. They already charge $1.80 for about $0.50 worth of guacamole. Guess I won't be eating there anymore.

shayne.navarro
shayne.navarro

This is crazy. They already charge $1.80 for about $0.50 worth of guacamole. Guess I won't be eating there anymore.

Ashley Welker
Ashley Welker

Did you know that from a time in 2011 to a time in 2012 they were serving conventionally raised meats but labeling it as otherwise. 43% of the beans are organic. 100% of the cilantro is...and that's about it.

Ashley Welker
Ashley Welker

After working at a Chipotle for 2 and a half months....I'll never go back. One of the worst places I've ever worked.

Jason Caflin
Jason Caflin

Support your local 'Bertos. Fuck McDonalds!!

Jeremy Makowski
Jeremy Makowski

Anita Mahaffey, Chipotle is not and never was owned by McDonald's. McDonald's was one of many financial investors to get the owners up and running.

Rob No Bull
Rob No Bull

They play tight with the meat and chicken, I stopped going there a loooonng time ago

Jeff Butler
Jeff Butler

oh well..Phoenix is full of cheap, good and more authentic mexican food than chipotle so no worries

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

It's 50 cents, people. Quit your whining. If you can't afford 50 extra cents, then you shouldn't be eating out to begin with.

Johan Tessensohn
Johan Tessensohn

Chipotle sucks. It's over priced and bland. Now they want to charge more. No thanks.

Gucci Santoro
Gucci Santoro

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Robert Dean
Robert Dean

I'm just wondering where these Chipotles are that provide a "superior customer experience". I would say the ones around here are underwhelming, but that would be giving them too much credit.

Anna Sanchez
Anna Sanchez

Because it seems to be the only place that gives a shit about food issues such as gmo products and locally grown foods.

Cheri Madrid
Cheri Madrid

I had never heard of Cafe Rio! It looks really good..thanks Jess Johnson for mentioning it..why havent I ever seen it advertised??? Im not a fan of Chipolte anyways, their meat has fat in it and when I come across that I cant eay it anymore .

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