Twitch Taps Chipotle as Exclusive Livestream Gaming Partner
Dining - Esports - Gaming - Streaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill and livestream gaming platform Twitch have entered a partnership naming Chipotle the exclusive limited-service restaurant of /twitchgaming, a new channel on the platform, the br...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 16, 2021

From McDonald’s to Chipotle, Restaurants are Doubling Down o...
Dining

Fast food and fast casual chains are betting on the staying power of drive-thrus — even as the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the early stages of the pandemic, restaurants struggled as indoor di...

Modern Retail
June 15, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Chipotle to Air First National Spot with Athlete
Branding - Dining - Sports

Chipotle will air its first-ever national TV commercial featuring a professional athlete. The ad, which highlights Julie Ertz’s training routine, will air starting July 5 during the U.S. Women’s N...

Associated Press
June 14, 2021

Chipotle Celebrates Pride Month in Partnership with Drag Queen...
Dining - Influencers - Non-Profit

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it will celebrate drag culture and support affiliated LGBTQIA+ organizations throughout June's Pride Month. The brand will serve up realness across two different...

QSR Magazine
June 1, 2021

IHOP is Ready to Launch it’s Flip’d Concept Restau...
Branding - Dining

After pausing the launch because of the coronavirus pandemic, IHOP plans to open its first Flip’d by IHOP location this summer. Flip’d is a fast-casual spinoff of the pancake chain, with a menu fo...

CNBC
May 20, 2021

McDonald’s Raises Pay at US Corporate Stores Ahead of Pl...
Dining - Retail

Dive Brief: McDonald's is raising hourly wages by an average of 10% at its U.S. company-owned restaurants, impacting more than 36,500 employees, the chain announced Thursday. Ninety-five percent o...

Restaurant Dive
May 13, 2021

U.S. Fast-Food Chains Cash In, Seize Market Share During Pande...
Dining

McDonald’s Corp, Taco Bell, Chipotle and other fast-food chains stand to gain yet more market share from sit-down restaurants as consumers stick with the mobile ordering habits they picked up during...

Reuters
April 30, 2021

Domino’s Pizza Profit, U.S. Sales Beat Estimates As More...
Dining

Domino's Pizza Inc (DPZ.N) on Thursday beat Wall Street's expectations for quarterly profit and U.S. sales as the fast food chain benefited from easing dining restrictions as well as accelerated vacci...

Reuters
April 30, 2021

Quesadillas Are Taking Off at Chipotle
Dining - Online

It took a while for Chipotle to roll out its quesadilla. But the cheesy item hit menus last month, and customers are into it. About 10% of all orders now include a quesadilla, CEO Brian Niccol said d...

CNN Business
April 22, 2021

Nike, Chipotle, and Crocs Top Brand Popularity Chart with Teen...
Branding - Dining - Retail

Nike has retained its No. 1 spot in the minds of U.S. teenagers for more than a decade, and strengthened that lead by 200 basis points year over year to 27%, according to Piper Sandler's most recent s...

CNBC
April 9, 2021

Chick-fil-A Remains No. 1 Restaurant For Teens; Starbucks ...
Dining

Chick-fil-A remains the most popular restaurant choice for teens, according to the latest “Taking Stock with Teens” spending survey from financial services company Piper Sandler. The firm release...

Restaurant Business
April 8, 2021

Pizza Hut Races Into the Drive-Thru Game
Dining

Pizza Hut is joining the restaurant rush to the drive-thru. The Yum! Brands chain unveiled Tuesday “The Hut Lane,” a dedicated digital order pickup window available at more than 1,500 locations, w...

QSR Magazine
March 31, 2021

Burritos or Bitcoin? Chipotle Asks Fans to Pick
Dining - Finance

Free burritos or Bitcoin? Chipotle Mexican Grill has both up for grabs Thursday for National Burrito Day. The fast-casual chain announced Tuesday it will give away $100,000 in free burritos and $100,...

USA Today
March 30, 2021

Global Fried Chicken Wars & Free donuts: 5 Fast Food Stor...
Dining

The fried chicken sandwich wars are going global, cookie subscriptions are the new Netflix, and, for or better or worse, you can soon get a free doughnut every day for the rest of the year. Those are...

CNN Business
March 29, 2021

Chipotle Invests in Self-Driving Delivery Company Nuro
Automotive - Dining - Tech

Chipotle has invested in Nuro as part of the autonomous delivery company's Series C funding round, marking the restaurant's first significant investment in a third-party technology company since CEO B...

Restaurant Dive
March 25, 2021

Drive-Thru Ordering Surged During the Pandemic. Fast-food Chai...
Dining - Retail

Drive-thru ordering surged over the last year as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered indoor dining and made consumers wary of entering restaurants. Industry experts believe that drive-thru ordering wi...

CNBC
March 12, 2021

Taco Bell is bringing back a fan favorite after a five-year hi...
Dining

Cheese connoisseurs, it's time to celebrate: Taco Bell is bringing back the Quesalupa after a five-year hiatus. The Quesalupa quickly became a fan favorite when it debuted in 2016, combining the chee...

CNN
March 10, 2021

e.l.f. Cosmetics and Chipotle
CPG - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Partnerships

e.l.f. Cosmetics partnered with Chipotle to collab on a new menu item and makeup collection inspired by the fast-casual chain's ingredients. 

Chipotle Cracks the Code on Adding Quesadillas to the Menu: Ma...
Dining - Online

The wait is over. After years of testing and tweaking, Chipotle Mexican Grill will finally add quesadillas to its menu nationwide — but only for online orders. The menu addition has been under con...

CNBC
March 9, 2021

E.l.f. Cosmetics Partners with Chipotle on Makeup Collab
Dining - Health & Beauty

E.l.f. Cosmetics and Chipotle Mexican Grill have teamed up to offer a limited-time menu item and a makeup collection inspired by the fast-casual chain's burrito ingredients. The brands will offer the ...

Marketing Dive
March 5, 2021

Burger King is Testing a Rewards Program; Here’s Why Res...
Branding - Dining

Beginning this week, Burger King is rolling out its new Royal Perks program in five areas of the US, including Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, New York. It works a lot l...

CNN
February 15, 2021

Super Bowl LV: Ads by the Numbers
Sports

The big game's ads, broken down by sentiment, social engagement and more. Viewership for the game was down 15% from last year. Viewership of Super Bowl ads on YouTube during the game rose over 70% fr...

Marketing Dive
February 9, 2021

Chipotlanes? Chipotle CFO Says the Idea of Drive Through Servi...
Dining

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, +1.75% is hard at work adding drive-through “Chipotlanes” to restaurants, but Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung says the idea wasn’t always popular ...

MarketWatch
February 5, 2021

Shawn Mendes and Chipotle, Charli D’amelio and Dunkin’, Tr...
Dining - Influencers

Last September, McDonald’s circulated a memo mandating its employees learn a raft of secret catchphrases and rituals. They were advised to be on the lookout for strangers who told them “Cactus J...

Vox
February 5, 2021

Super Bowl Will Welcome Some New Advertisers That Had a Great ...
Sports - Television

Consumers are likely to notice something different when they tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday: a slew of advertisers they’ve never seen before on the game, many of which saw their businesses boo...

CNBC
February 4, 2021

What’s new in fast food: Chicken sandwiches and cauliflo...
Dining

If you felt like a new fried chicken sandwich debuted every day in January, you're not far off. Some chains tried their best to slim down, while others did the exact opposite. The flurry of chicken sa...

CNN
February 1, 2021

Chipotle pilots carside pickup
Dining

Since the start of the pandemic, one out of three new Chipotle customers have accessed the chain through digital ordering channels, according to the release. The Mexican chain's most recent earnings r...

Restaurantdive
January 29, 2021

Chipotle’s debut Super Bowl spot highlights support for ...
Dining - Sports

Chipotle Mexican Grill will premiere its first Super Bowl commercial during the Feb. 7 game's second quarter. The fast-casual chain's spot, titled "Can a Burrito Change the World?," highlights the eff...

Marketing Dive
January 25, 2021

Goldman gets bullish on fast food stocks. Two traders’ t...
Dining

Fast food, big potential? With Goldman Sachs issuing bullish calls in the fast-food and restaurant space on Tuesday, two traders assessed whether the firm’s picks could continue to deliver gains in...

CNBC
January 20, 2021

Chipotle’s slimming down for the new year too, adding ca...
Dining

Chipotle is adding cauliflower rice to its menu as customers' tastes shift toward healthier options.Beginning Monday, the cilantro-lime flavored rice alternative will be available at all of ...

CNN
January 4, 2021

Sweetgreen is launching a new ‘healthy’ drive-thru...
Dining

Sweetgreen plans to open a drive-thru in Colorado in winter 2021. The chain is calling it a "drive-in" with options to stay and eat on-site. Fast food brands have been competing to improve drive...

Business Insider
December 18, 2020

Now That DoorDash Is Public, Here’s How It Plans To Be Profi...
Dining - Online - Tech

DoorDash’s much anticipated IPO Wednesday exceeded expectations and most certainly turned heads, generating a nearly 80% gain on volume within its first few hours. The company’s expectations we...

Forbes
December 11, 2020

2020 Retail Dive Award Winners announced
Branding - CPG

This year, like no other in recent memory, has been defined by crisis. From the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic recession to a racial reckoning and sociopolitical upheaval, 2020 cha...

Retail Dive
December 9, 2020

Qdoba names new CFO
Dining - People

Leviathan Winn has been named chief financial officer at Qdoba. He joins the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain from Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, Inc., where he was global CFO. Bef...

Food Business News
December 8, 2020

What will the fast-food experience look like in 2021?
Dining

This isn’t going to be your average December for restaurants. Typically, we’d look forward with last year’s lessons as guardrails. But COVID-19 rendered the present a purgatory of sorts. For ...

QSR Magazine
December 2, 2020

How Influencers Became Key to Big Brands During the Pandemic
CPG - Dining - Influencers - Online

Influencer marketing has also given rise to new partnerships between brands that arguably have nothing to do with each other, with influencers as the linchpin linking them together. Examples include a...

dot.LA
November 30, 2020

How Chipotle’s ‘culture hunters’ are capturing fans
Dining - Online

During a pandemic which has seen many restaurants struggle, Chipotle Mexican Grill has seen its digital sales more than triple, and the chain’s chief executive, Brian Niccol, stated that he thought ...

The Drum
November 21, 2020

Chipotle turns fans into ‘royalty’ with TikTok cha...
Dining - Influencers

The "Chipotle Royalty" challenge is giving users of the social video app a chance to win $10,000 by proving why their Chipotle order is the best among more than 4 million possible combinations. Full S...

Mobile Marketer
November 18, 2020

Uber Eats, Chipotle, and Hinge team to keep the sparks flying
Dining - Tech

Available exclusively on Uber Eats, the Chipotle Cuffing Season Menu features meal deals inspired by Hinge dating habits and Chipotle's most beloved dishes. For the full story, visit QSR Magazine ...

QSR Magazine
November 13, 2020

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