| TigerSoft News Service Originally 11/3/2008
updated 6/16/2014 CHIPOTLE REVISTED
See at the bottom of this page my very positive comments back in December 2008
about the Pacific Beach Chipotle in San Diego.
GREED IS STARTING TO RUIN CHIPOTLE.
Chipotle still has very good food. But its two co-CEOs (Steve Ellis and Mority Moran)
have paid themselves about $20 million apiece since 2011. To brin g in this much
money and impress Wall Street. they have sharply raised their prices and regularly
nickle and dime their customers in all sorts of irritating ways. Believe it or not, now
they charge $2.55 for a bowl of plain lettuce, which is even more than the $2.20 they
charge for a side-order of chicken. The chicken used to be $1.75 and the lettuce
was always free along with a nice tortilla. That was only a few years ago. .
But GREED has changed everything. The averge Chipotle worker gets paid a
measly $8.50/hour. This is bound to make some of them pretty surly. How many
people reading this could live on this, much less help support a family?
Glassdoor reports the typical cred memeber gets less than $8.70 an hour.
If the manager toes the CEO's line about prices, service, sanitation, hygiene (or the
the lack thereef, he can hope to make $12.00/hour and have a shot at becoming a
General Manage who gets an average salary of $44,000.
Back in 2012, a lot of customers started noticing how Chipotle was nickle-and-diming
them by ROUNDING UP their bills to the nearest nickle. After the story
got out, New Jersey's Dept. of Consumer Affaits forced Chipotle to ROUND
DOWN the bills. Chipotle tried to claim they were just trying to speed up
their lines. But this makes no sense. The money is dispensed automatically by
See Chipotle Caught Cheating Customers Out Of Pennies, Aug 28, 2012
It used to be that every single Chipotle worker seemed super-friendly and helpful.
Those were th good old days. Now you are forced to fight for a fair price
and even a decent serving of vegetables. I notice now it is much more common
to see unhappy customers at Chipotle's. There never used to be any
complaints. But now the pressure to make more MONEY for the big bosses
is frequently cited by unhappy Chipotle workers. Read some of the
horror stories these workers tell.
Is it legal to not allow workers to use the restroom? Without a union, the individual
worker has very little protection. Any complaints and you'll be fired.
" You were not permitted to use the restroom in the 7.5 hours you had to stand
there for your shift. The only time you were allowed to do so was when you got
your half hour lunch break that you had to eat on also. One of my fellow employees
had to go so bad one day and all the managers were "doing a trash run," aka, smoking
out back. She went very quickly and returned to ring out customers that had only been
waiting a few minutes. She was fired at the end of her shift.
People are starting to complain about how high the prices are compared to what one gets.
"The only reason I went here was because my sis had a coupon for buy one get one free.
So I thought why not? The staff was very nice and helpful with our questions.
I guess I am spoiled because of all the good Mexican food I have had, I just did not think
their food was that great. Also, I am a huge hot sauce connoisseur and the fact that
they don't have a salsa bar is a huge no-no in my book. Also, if I'm going to pay for chips,
they better be some dang good chips. Their chips were pretty nasty. Overall, I doubt I will
go here again. There is just so much better Mexican food elsewhere I don't see why
I would spend $8-10 on a meal that isn't that satisfying when I can go down the street
and get something a million times better.
The stock has risen more than 1000% since I recommended the stock here
in December 2008. I sure wouldn't own the stock now.
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Chipotle's (CMG) Great Food and Modest Prices.
(An unsolicited testimonial from a hungry Tiger)
by William Schmidt, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
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