We’re thinking we’ll get our burritos at Baja Sol from now on
By Michael Bastasch
Holy moly! Chipotle Mexican Grill may stop serving certain items, including the ever-popular guacamole, because of global warming.
And Chipotle would rather cut menu items than pay higher prices for locally grown goods.
According to the company’s SEC filings, food price increases during 2013 have made them more wary of the effects of global warming on their food, and the company expects there to be “additional pricing pressures on some of those ingredients, including avocados, beef, dairy and chicken during 2014.”
“Increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change, could have a significant impact on the price or availability of some of our ingredients,” Chipotle said. “Any increase in the prices of the ingredients most critical to our menu, such as chicken, beef, cheese, avocados, beans, rice, tomatoes and pork, would adversely affect our operating results.”
GCS might have said, “Holy guacamole!” but that might be cheesy.