Secrets Chipotle doesn't want you to know
Chipotle first opened its doors in 1993 in Denver, Colorado, and was a near-instant hit. It wasn't long before new locations appeared, and the expansion has continued ever since. An example of the so-called "fast casual" restaurant style, sitting somewhere between fast food and full table service, Chipotle has worked hard to build a reputation around offering healthier food made with more ethical ingredients, all of which is underlined by its slogan "food with integrity" — and it seems to be working. Since opening that first location in 1993, Chipotle has expanded to over 2,000 locations and an annual revenue in 2015 of $4.5 billion. Unfortunately, while everything looks shiny on the outside, there are some pretty large cracks underneath that Chipotle would rather you didn't know about.