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How Chipotle is fixing its restaurants

Chief Restaurant Officer Scott Boatwright talks to Restaurant Business about how he’s working to turn around Chipotle’s operations.

6 takeaways from a fusion fast casual’s recent PE infusion

Coming off a successful appearance on the TV show “Shark Tank,” Chi'Lantro founder Jae Kim discusses what makes the Korean-Mexican fast casual an investable brand and the challenges on growing the concept, including how to deal with the chain’s cashless policy.

The former Krystal CEO will lead the 179-unit Tex-Mex chain.

Brian Niccol, in his first Chipotle earnings call, says the company has been “invisible,” and needs to provide more “consumer access.”

The acquisition aims to boost growth of the polished-casual Mexican chain.

The Mexican QSR is also bringing back the Beefy Crunch Burrito in a 30-store test.

An asset review could mean “less than 100” stores are shut down, a common practice in turnarounds, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In the recent Harris Poll reputation survey, the chain came in last among restaurants rated, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The deal comes just days after Chipotle's CEO vowed to provide more consumers “access” to the brand.

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