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How the 'create your own' restaurant concept took over fast food — and created a massive headache for workers

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Restaurant chains with highly customizable menus exploded in recent years and remain popular. The rise of mobile ordering made modifying orders much easier. Some workers say these customizations have made customers demanding and unreasonable. In 2022, diners expect to walk into the fast food chain of their choice and customize a dish from start to finish. Chipotle is the poster child for that "create your own" assembly line model, but it's used across the industry ...
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54 Amazon gifts teenagers actually want, from a mystical board game to cozy loungewear

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Amazon has an abundance of great gifts for teens, from the "Dune" books to a Kindle to read them on.Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to gifts.  To help ease shopping stress, we put together a list of 54 cool and convenient Amazon gifts.  Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our list of the all-time best products we've ever tested. Teens may be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to sea...
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Why All Chipotle Locations Need To Be Converted Into Franchise Locations, ASAP

New Post From The Franchise King® Without a doubt, Covid-19 has impacted the way Chipotle locations across the country operate. And not in a positive way. In this post, I’m going to give you couple of examples of things I’ve seen take place at Chipotle restaurants, recently, and why corporate needs to start offering Chipotle franchises again. Wait. Again? Keep reading. […] The post Why All Chipotle Locations Need To Be Converted Into Franchise Locations, ASAP appeared first on Find The Best Fran...
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Chipotle is ignoring Beyond and Impossible's fake meat in favor of creating its own, and experts say it's a brilliant move

Chipotle Chipotle just announced its vegan chorizo would expand to menus across the US. The chain developed its own plant-based meat, instead of working with an outside company. Two experts told Insider that it's a smart move for Chipotle. Chipotle rolled out its plant-based chorizo to menus nationwide on Monday, and analysts are praising the chain.The fast-casual chain first debuted the meat-free chorizo in around 100 stores in Denver, Indianapolis, and Orange County, California last sum...
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Chipotle Canada Promo: FREE Delivery on NEW Lifestyle Bowls

Chipotle Canada has NEW Lifestyle Bowls. From Keto to Paleo to plant-based Sofritas, Chipotle have bowls for your goals. Get $0 delivery fee on Lifestyle Bowls and plant-powered entrées. Higher menu prices are charged for delivery; additional service fee applied at checkout as well. Order must include Lifestyle Bowl and preconfigured entrée cannot be altered or Sofritas. Min. order $12/max order $200, each excl. tax. Click here to find a Chipotle near you! The post Chipotle Canada Promo: FREE D...
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The fast-food industry had a uniquely tumultuous 2021, from staff shortages to supply chain issues

Hollis Johnson Fast food chains dealt with a labor shortage and supply chain constraints in 2021. Workers were pushed to the limit with understaffing and angry customers. Drive-thrus and mobile orders were up, and they gave workers new problems to handle. 2021 was another difficult year for fast food. Demand came rushing back after the unusual trends of 2020, but managing supply issues and staffing were bigger challenges this year. Here are a few of the debacles that made up the year in fast ...
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Chipotle's growth in 2021 shows how it's successfully embracing the future of fast food

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Chipotle increased the total number of its restaurants by 124 locations in 2021. The growth is a result of successfully adding drive-thrus and mobile ordering. The new Chipotle Digital Kitchen shows how serious the chain is about these changes.  It's been an undeniably strange year for fast food, but it might help us figure out where the industry is moving. After restaurants suffered in 2020, most fast-food chains added more locations to their portfolios in 2021 ba...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

You made it to Friday! Time to celebrate with more tech news. Silicon Valley bigwigs are swarming Las Vegas real estate, and Uber Eats will try out driverless delivery next year. Let's dive in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are among the thousands of Californias leaving the state every year for Nevada's balmy weather and more reasonable cost of living.Summit Club; Justin S...
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52 Amazon gifts teenagers actually want, from instant cameras to a necklace of their zodiac sign

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Amazon has an abundance of great gifts for teens, from the "Dune" books to a Kindle to read them on.Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to gifts.  To help ease shopping stress, we put together a list of 52 cool and convenient Amazon gifts.  Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our list of the all-time best products we've ever tested. Teens may be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to sea...
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Chipotle's newest restaurant shows how far the chain is straying from its roots

Chipotle Chipotle just announced a new restaurant design, the Chipotlane Digital Kitchen. The new format will open in Ohio later in December. All orders will be made digitally and picked up by walk-up or a drive-thru lane. Chipotle will open its first Chipotlane Digital Kitchen restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in December 2021, the chain just announced.The new restaurant format will only serve customers through digital orders. Customers place orders online or through the Chipotle app, then ...
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Chains like Chipotle and Starbucks once coaxed Americans out of their cars for a premium experience, but the drive-thru is winning out now

Chipotlane.Mary Meisenzahl/Insider Starbucks and Chipotle built their brands around offering premium experiences. Now, both chains are growing their drive-thru presence in the US. Drive-thrus exploded during the pandemic in 2020.  Drive-thrus now dominate the quick service industry, but it wasn't always obvious things were moving that way. Once, chains like Starbucks and Chipotle convinced Americans to get out of their cars and go inside stores, promising them a premium experience.Chipotl...
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Fast food is abandoning 'kitschy' design for minimal glass cubes, and experts say it's a smart move

Burger King rebrand.Burger King Quick service restaurants have adopted a uniform design of minimalism and clean lines. Experts say that this design is most efficient for handling mobile and drive-thru orders. Fast-food and fast-casual chains look more alike, and they're competing for the same customers.  Next time you eat a burger, a burrito bowl, or a pumpkin spice latte, you might be picking it up in an airy, cube-shaped restaurant. McDonald's, Burger King, and other chains across t...
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These were the most mispronounced words of 2021, including Chipotle, Ever Given, dogecoin, and dalgona from 'Squid Game' — see the full list

Zhang Jingang/VCG via Getty Images Language-learning app Babbel released a list of the US and UK's most butchered words of 2021. They include entries like Chipotle, dogecoin, ethereum, Shein, and container ship Ever Given. See the full list of the most mispronounced words of the year − and the right way to say them. If you hadn't noticed before, it's become clear now that pretty much no one agrees on how to pronounce "Omicron," the new coronavirus variant.But that's not the on...
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A Los Angeles restaurant shut on Thanksgiving after workers didn't show up, as hospitality staff continue resigning from the industry in droves

A Boston Market restaurant in San Francisco, California. Staff at one of the chain's restaurants in Los Angeles didn't show on Thanksgiving, reports say.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A Boston Market restaurant in LA shut on Thanksgiving after staff didn't show, reports say. "No employees showing up today… We are unable to fulfill the orders," a sign at the restaurant read. The company said it was refunding people who had preordered Thanksgiving meals. A Los Angeles restaurant shut ...
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A Chipotle general manager and 4 of his employees quit after a surge of to-go orders drove them to their breaking points

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider At least 5 workers at a Chipotle in Austin, Texas told Insider they quit on November 14. The location's former general manager said the store was too understaffed to meet the demand for food orders. Chipotle said the Austin location was closed November 15 "due to available labor," but reopened the following day. A group of five Chipotle employees, including a general manager and kitchen manager, quit their jobs at the end of their shifts on November 14 afte...
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There's virtually no difference between fast-food restaurants like McDonald's and fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle anymore

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Fast-casual chains are adding drive-thrus and cutting down on wait times. Fast food is getting more expensive with slower service. Distinctions between the two types of restaurants are disappearing. Quick-service chains got a boost across the industry over the last year and a half, and it's changed how they work. Fast food keeps getting slower, while fast-casual chains have embraced drive-thrus and sped up service. Fast food is fairly clearly defined, and recogniza...
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Fast-food chains are increasingly collaborating with celebrities and it's a brilliant way to borrow star power without the risks

McDonald's, Popeyes, Dunkin' Major fast-food chains have embraced celebrity partnerships over the last year. Brands like Dunkin' and Popeyes can have the excitement of a new menu item without adding complexity. Chains seem isolated from any backlash associated with celebrity partners. McDonald's, Dunkin', Tim Hortons, and other chains keep launching partnerships with celebrities, and analysts say it's a smart move.Just this week, McDonald's launched its Mariah Menu...
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Fast food celebrity partnerships are a smart way for chains to borrow star power without the risks

McDonald's, Popeyes, Dunkin' Major fast food chains have embraced celebrity partnerships over the last year. Brands like Dunkin' and Popeyes can have the excitement of a new menu item without adding complexity. Chains seem isolated from any backlash associated with celebrity partners. McDonald's, Dunkin', Tim Hortons, and other chains keep launching partnerships with celebrities, and analysts say it's a smart move.Just this week, McDonald's launched its Mariah ...
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Desk lunches are making a comeback, but restaurants will likely never see midday sales at pre-pandemic levels again

Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images The desk lunch is slowly making a comeback as people return to the office and to schools. NPD Group data shows that visits to restaurants during lunch rose 4% over the last year. Still, NPD Group forecasts that lunchtime restaurants visits may not return to pre-pandemic levels. The desk lunch is slowly making a comeback, but it may never return to pre-pandemic levels. Market research firm NPD Group studied the future of lunch and found that peo...
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A Kentucky Chipotle temporarily closed after staff and managers walked out

Sign posted at a Kentucky Chipotle. Jeff Burnett Workers and a manager walked off the job at a Louisville, Kentucky, Chipotle on Monday. Chipotle says the restaurant closed temporarily due to "staffing needs," but is back open now. The closure is a symptom of the labor shortage and workers demanding better pay for service jobs. A Chipotle location in Louisville, Kentucky, temporarily closed this week, according to a sign posted on the door shared by WHAS local news producer Jeff Burnett.T...
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Chipotle customers and workers say the Halloween 'Boorito' promotion crashed the app and led to a walkout

Chipotle orders left at the end of the night in a California location on October 31. Anonymous Chipotle workers say they were overwhelmed with orders during the chain's Halloween promotion. Chipotle acknowledged "intermittent issues" with its app but otherwise said the event was a success. Some customers also took to social media to complain about not being able to order food. Chipotle moved its annual Halloween "Boorito" promotion online this year, but workers and customers said it w...
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Chipotle workers say they're overwhelmed by surging demand for online orders, which has led to delays and angry customers, according to a report

Chipotle staff said a surge in demand for online ordering was leading to angry customers. Mark Makela/Reuters Chipotle staff told MarketWatch their restaurants were struggling to cope with a surge in digital orders. Some said their restaurants had shut their dining rooms early so they could focus on online orders. One Chipotle ex-employee said his restaurant "kept losing people left and right." Chipotle employees have said that surging demand for online orders through the pandemic has wrou...
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Chipotle employees in New York are going on strike after expressing concerns over Halloween 'Boorito' promotion and poor working conditions

Chipotle employees in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Chipotle employees in New York City are striking on Sunday to protest working conditions and its annual Halloween promotion. The effort comes after staffers expressed concern about the holiday event following a chaotic BOGO deal day in July. The strike is also part of a larger effort among staffers statewide calling for recognition of New York's Fair Workweek law. Chipotle employees in New York City are joining the "Stri...
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Chipotle has made its popular $5 'Boorito' promotion online only this year, but workers say they're scared it could still be a disaster

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle is selling $5 burritos online on Halloween and giving away burritos through Roblox. Some workers are worried about running out of food and not having enough staff. Workers and customers said Chipotle's BOGO event over the summer was "pure chaos." Chipotle's annual Halloween Boorito promotion will look different this year, but some workers are still worried that their restaurants aren't prepared to handle the usual influx of customers. S...
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Chipotle is switching up the model that made it famous as it embraces changing consumer habits

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle is growing its digital business, which makes up nearly half of all orders. The chain is also pivoting to rely more on drive-thrus, which offer higher margins. A focus on digital orders and drive-thrus is a major change from Chipotle's origins. Chipotle just shared record earnings for the third quarter of 2021, and it shows that the fast-casual chain is changing its business model.Chipotle first grew popular with customized burritos and burrito...
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TikTok is the newest place to recruit employees - here's how to use the app to find your next hire

TikTok is more than a place for internet memes; it's a source for potential new company talent. Daniel Constante/Shutterstock TikTok recently launched "TikTok Resumes" for users to apply for jobs at companies like Chipotle and Shopify. Candidates on the app can showcase their creativity and social media savvy using video résumés. Hiring through TikTok can help broaden your talent search and engage a new pool of potential hires. For video marketing agency Movers+Shakers, TikTok is more ...
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Wealthy teens are obsessed with Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and Chipotle

People walk past Chick-fil-A in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Chick-fil-A ranked as rich American teens' favorite restaurant, according to a recent survey. Starbucks and Chipotle trailed behind in the second and third spots. The research surveyed 10,000 teens in 44 states. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chick-fil-A is the restaurant of choice among wealthy American teens, followed by Starbucks and Chipotle, according to a recent survey by Piper Sandle...
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Top marketers from Chipotle, Walmart, and others lay out how they're using mobility data to tailor consumer experiences

Mary Meisenzahl/Insider Mobility data can help brands fill in the blanks when it comes to measuring campaign performances. Top marketers joined Insider and Arity for a roundtable discussion this week. They discussed how mobility data can transform future consumer experiences. This conversation was part of Insider's virtual event "How Mobility Data Transforms Future Consumer Experiences," presented by Arity, on Tuesday, September 28. Data has become an integral component in most marke...
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Top Stories this AM: Fauci's watching Mu; Tripwire's CEO steps down over abortion comments; Chipotle's digital sales skyrocket

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Fauci's following Mu. Fauci says he's "keeping a very close eye" on the COVID-19 Mu variant, which is already in every state except Nebraska. Dr. Antony Fauci said the Mu variant is not an "immediate threat" at the moment, because Delta is still the dominant variant. Tripwire's CEO is out. CEO of ...
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Chipotle's digital sales hit a record $2 billion so far this year - here's how its loyalty program led the company to success

The Chipotle app encourages customers to spend more with challenges and badges. Chipotle In 2021 alone, Chipotle has reached $2 billion in digital sales. Chipotle's VP of Digital Marketing credits the chain's mobile app and loyalty program for the success. Digital sales account for 48.5% of Chipotle's total sales, up from 19.6% in 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chipotle has logged a record $2 billion in digital sales so far this year, driven by a wildly ...
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