Chipotle announces price hike, new content marketing site

Most firms in the midst of announcing a 3 to 5 percent price hike would be doing damage control; Chipotle’s doing a victory lap, because the hike is due to the removal of GMOs.

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Chipotle’s stock reached an all-time high last week after it announced that it would be raising prices on its “entire menu,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The company’s co-CEO, Steve Ells, said during a conference call that the price hike is due to “ingredient inflation” and the cost of removing GMOs. The price hike will likely be around 3 to 5 percent.


The initial response to the latest GMO news elicited joy when delivered to an audience of financial analysts and other investment-banking types. Following the announcement of the GMO and price-hike information, along with news of better-than-expected quarterly profits, shares rose nearly eight percent.

Chipotle has also launched a new site in partnership with The Huffington Post, called Food for Thought. It’s a bold new content marketing move from a company that’s starting to be known for bold content marketing moves.

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