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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:51 pm

Quick! Chipotle is giving away free burritos!

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I don't know why but this really cracks me up.
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Post by ericf4 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:58 pm

hahaha no thx.....
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Post by matt.wu » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:27 pm

I don't know about your local locations, but there has probably been (by my scientific eyeballing while walking/driving by) a 90% decline in patronage at Chipotle in my areas. It used to be packed and out the door anywhere close to meal time. Now, it's a ghost town, with probably 3-5 groups in the restaurant in the middle of lunch or dinner.

I know I haven't eaten there in months.
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Post by ericf4 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:28 pm

same by my house.....crazy
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:35 pm

They are doomed.
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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:37 pm

Ate there once, wasn't impressed and didn't understand the hype. Oh well.

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Post by nweash » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:39 pm

Love me some Barbacoa, brown rice and guac for days.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:39 pm

CGSshorty wrote:They are doomed.
They are, which is a shame because they ran fundraisers for my daughters school and they matched everything sold. :angryfire:

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Post by GregBe » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:42 pm

matt.wu wrote:I don't know about your local locations, but there has probably been (by my scientific eyeballing while walking/driving by) a 90% decline in patronage at Chipotle in my areas. It used to be packed and out the door anywhere close to meal time. Now, it's a ghost town, with probably 3-5 groups in the restaurant in the middle of lunch or dinner.

I know I haven't eaten there in months.
Same here. Their Denver location, right down the street from their headquarters used to have lines everyday winding throughout the restaurant. Now they are only ever 10 people deep at most.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:42 pm

Always wait for the guy to put on the first scoop before ordering double meat on your burrito.
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Post by sierra11b » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:42 pm

I've been giving this a lot of thought. I feel bad for those who fell ill but I feel a little bad for chipotle.

Their concept is exactly what people wanted and what most local joints are doing anyway through their local purveyors, farmers markets, etc.

You'll likely never hear about how your favorite local place killed someone because the kale they bought from Old McDoland at the local hipster farmers market was tainted with salmonella. Instead they'll just be closed and tied-up in court for awhile.

Chipotle was essentially doing this but on a massive scale which means they were playing Russian roulette for awhile given their volume. In hindsight they should of had commissary kitchens testing product, but quality would have suffered, and prices would have increased.

Eating food always comes with risk.

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Post by nweash » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:44 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Always wait for the guy to put on the first scoop before ordering double meat on your burrito.
Serious words to live by.

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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:51 pm

sierra11b wrote:I've been giving this a lot of thought. I feel bad for those who fell ill but I feel a little bad for chipotle.

Their concept is exactly what people wanted and what most local joints are doing anyway through their local purveyors, farmers markets, etc.

You'll likely never hear about how your favorite local place killed someone because the kale they bought from Old McDoland at the local hipster farmers market was tainted with salmonella. Instead they'll just be closed and tied-up in court for awhile.

Chipotle was essentially doing this but on a massive scale which means they were playing Russian roulette for awhile given their volume. In hindsight they should of had commissary kitchens testing product, but quality would have suffered, and prices would have increased.

Eating food always comes with risk.
I agree 100%.

Hindsight is always 20/20 but I seriously wondered how they were pulling it off with the labor they employed. And with what training?

I never ate at one but was curious enough a few years ago to go into one and just watch for awhile. I walked away with more questions than I did before my visit.
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Post by BBK357 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:18 pm

I haven't eaten it in about 7 years since I consequently got a flu/GI bug the same night I ate it- at a Super Bowl party.

But my wife loves it. Being 8 months pregnant she asked me to get her some a few weeks ago when I was driving home. I did- but it was just for her except some chips. There were not many people in there at all.
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Post by Axelay2003 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:29 pm

It's gonna pass like everything else. Chipotle should consider this a temporary recession.
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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:42 pm

Today it was announced Chipotle is pledging up to $10M for their growers to advance food safety. IMHO, it's a diversion and passing the buck. They should have had something as standard operating procedure in place long before this.

http://www.eater.com/2016/2/8/10938040/ ... initiative
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Post by sierra11b » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:33 pm

marchone wrote:Today it was announced Chipotle is pledging up to $10M for their growers to advance food safety. IMHO, it's a diversion and passing the buck. They should have had something as standard operating procedure in place long before this.

http://www.eater.com/2016/2/8/10938040/ ... initiative
Seems they thought blowing through product and FIFO was all that was needed. Who knows if they can fully recover from this one. They haven't even scratched the surface on how much this is going to end up costing them: New SOPs, HACCP, Commissary/Labs, QC/Health audits internally and externally, training programs, maybe hiring another body at each store
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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:37 pm

It is inconceivable to me they did not have HACCP in place. But maybe they didn't.
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Post by sierra11b » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:50 pm

Who knows.

But we still don't know what was contaminated which I find strange. It could because so much product is cross-utilized in each item that they can't narrow it down. But on that note I also wonder why more weren't sick. They only swap containers when they're getting low so I imagine what was in that particular pan was completely sold and consumed.

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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:53 pm

It's possible. What a nightmare. E. coli aside wasnt there Norovirus in Boston too?
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Post by sierra11b » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:09 pm

Don't forget Salmonella.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:11 pm

Chipotle for dinner and Blue Bell for dessert. Like Russian roulette.
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Post by marchone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:13 pm

sierra11b wrote:Don't forget Salmonella.
I'm somehow missed that. Wow. They hit the jackpot.
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