- Business Insider 16:35January 4, 2022The high price of chicken is making cheaper dark meat like thighs more attractive in to restaurant chainsWingstop, Just Salad, and a few other chains are experimenting with selling dark meat.
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- Business Insider 16:05January 4, 2022Fast food is way more expensive than it was pre-pandemicCosts for staple ingredients like chicken breasts, eggs, and pork have skyrocketed.
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- Business Insider 05:51January 1, 2022The fast-food industry had a uniquely tumultuous 2021, from staff shortages to supply chain issuesFast-food chains dealt with a labor shortage and supply chain constraints in 2021, and Workers were pushed to the limit dealing with angry customers.
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- Business Insider 16:49December 23, 2021Chipotle's growth in 2021 shows how it's successfully embracing the future of fast foodThe new Chipotle Digital Kitchen opening in Ohio shows how serious the chain is about these changes.
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- Business Insider 19:24December 16, 2021Chipotle's newest restaurant shows how far the chain is straying from its rootsChipotle just announced a new restaurant design, the Chipotlane Digital Kitchen. Customers can't even go inside.
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- Business Insider 16:27December 12, 2021Fast food is abandoning 'kitschy' design for minimal glass cubes, and experts say it's a smart moveExperts say that this design is more efficient at handling mobile and drive-thru orders, which are becoming larger percentages of sales for fast food.
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- Business Insider 16:19December 12, 2021Chains like Chipotle and Starbucks once coaxed Americans out of their cars for a premium experience, but the drive-thru is winning out nowDrive-thrus rule the fast food world, and even fast casual chains are changing their original business models to make them more drive-thru friendly.
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- Business Insider 22:49November 22, 2021A Chipotle general manager and 4 of his employees quit after a surge of to-go orders drove them to their breaking points"We struggled just to keep our heads above water," former Chipotle general manager Peter Guerra told Insider.
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- Business Insider 17:39November 20, 2021There's virtually no difference between fast-food restaurants like McDonald's and fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle anymoreDistinctions between the two types of restaurants are disappearing as fast food gets slower and more expensive, and fast-casual speeds up and adds drive-thrus.
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- Business Insider 22:28November 11, 2021Desk lunches are making a comeback, but restaurants will likely never see midday sales at pre-pandemic levels againRestaurants that cater to lunch crowds were hit hard in 2020 as offices emptied and the typical patrons stayed at home.
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- Business Insider 18:46November 11, 2021Subway again denies its tuna is altered as it faces another lawsuit with accusations it's not really fishPlaintiffs say that tests revealed pork, beef, and chicken in the tuna samples, but no traces of actual tuna DNA.
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- Business Insider 16:50November 7, 2021See the biggest and most ambitious drive-thru concepts from Taco Bell, Burger King, and KFCDrive-thrus became more important than ever in 2020 as dining rooms closed, and now chains are betting they'll continue to grow.
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- Business Insider 15:11November 6, 2021To-go orders are ruining restaurant workers' livesSome workers say they can't keep up normal service standards with multiple orders coming in each minute.
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- Business Insider 17:53November 3, 2021A Kentucky Chipotle temporarily closed after staff and managers walked outChipotle says the restaurant closed temporarily Monday afternoon due to "staffing needs," but is back open now.
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- Business Insider 23:17November 1, 2021Chipotle customers and workers say the Halloween 'Boorito' promotion crashed the app and led to a walkoutChipotle acknowledged "intermittent issues" with its app but otherwise did not mention any problems with the promotion.
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- Business Insider 22:57October 29, 2021Chipotle has made its popular $5 'Boorito' promotion online only this year, but workers say they're scared it could still be a disasterFor Chipotle, Halloween is something like the chain's Black Friday, and workers are scared of the influx of orders could result in shortages and chaos.
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