In reporting its latest quarterly financial results, Chipotle Mexican Grill ended up again showing how its economic recovery is coming slower than many expected. And one financial expert says social media is to blame for the hurt the fast casual restaurant is still experiencing after making about 500 people sick in 11 states last year.…

Dozens of headlines in recent days proclaimed that Chipotle is still doing what it’s executives said it would start doing months ago. It’s been a testament to the power of the Denver-based burrito chain’s marketing team to generate ink without actual news. beach-beatThe media blitz regurgitates the food safety plan and staff that Chipotle has…

What a drag it must be to wake up every day as the public relations guy for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Seriously, consumers to the left of you, media to the right, and there you are — stuck in the middle with Steve Ells and the burrito bunch. beach-beatFor almost a year now the Denver-based fast…

It looks like top officials at both the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have fallen behind in the transparency department. Both FSIS and FDA have routinely published, after-the-fact, the calendars of their top officials, showing who they’ve been meeting with outside the federal government  This…

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s executive team boosted Wall Street’s confidence in the company by characterizing the chain’s customers as confused and predicting they would all return by next year. The occupants of the Denver-based chain’s C-Suite discussed public reaction and corporate responses to a string of Salmonella, E. coli and norovirus outbreaks linked to their restaurants…

santa-naughty-list_406x250Tis Christmas Eve and sadly some children–little girls like Zelda, Gloria, Beth, Grey, Nina, and Lisa along with little boys like Steve, Jack, Monty and Terry—are on the Food Safety News Naughty list for 2015.  They will find nothing from us  in their stockings or under their trees on Christmas morning.  Some have been really…