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Why Chipotle Can't Raise Prices

Chipotle (NYSE: CMG  ) has been talking about a potential price hike for a while, but it hasn't touched menu prices in over a year. Meanwhile, competitors like Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA  ) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) ¬†have boosted prices, giving a lift to both sales and profits. In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos discusses what's kept Chipotle from doing the same, and what investors can expect from the company in the quarters ahead.

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  • Report this Comment On April 26, 2013, at 2:32 PM, muiwa wrote:

    The distinctive brand of Chipotle is a winner today and tomorrow. Eating healthy is no longer a fad, as more people make that decision, guess what? the winner is chipotle. So huge vertical investments that sustains quality and grows customers base will eventually result in higher customers wallet share.

  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2013, at 1:25 PM, crca99 wrote:

    Please put video in the title so I can be warned not to waste my time, or provide the text instead of teaser text. It's my biggest negative on TMF.

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