Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, burrito specialist Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chipotle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Chipotle facts

Headquarters (founded) Denver (1993)
Market Cap $12.3 billion
Industry Restaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.3 billion
Management Founder/Chairman/Co-CEO Steve Ells
Co-CEO Montgomery Moran
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 22%
Cash/Debt $456.3 million / $3.7 million
Competitors Panda Restaurant
Qdoba Restaurant
Taco Bell

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 16% of the 2,994 members who have rated Chipotle believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bears, jwilbanks, touched on the headwinds working against Chipotle:

The world is deleveraging, the consumer is tapped out, and this is a niche business that sells $8 burritos that is beyond the budget of most families. Who eats there besides young people? Their faithful followers will eventually tire of paying for a premium priced product that is mostly beans and rice and short on meat. Not to mention that it's a high fixed cost business with limited growth potential while priced for 30% [compound annual growth] for the next 10 years. ... All it will take is one bad headline from Europe, QE3, or a slight earnings miss and watch it implode like Netflix.

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