Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Class B common shares of burrito specialist Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) (NYSE:CMG-B) have earned a coveted five-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

$2.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.43 billion


Founder/Co-CEO Steven Ells

Co-CEO Montgomery Moran

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

25.1% and 51.2%

Cash / Debt

$208.3 million / $3.9 million

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CAPS Members Bullish on CMG-B Also Bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 966 members who have rated Chipotle's B shares believe they will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include SeekTheFire and dvena.

Last month, SeekTheFire reminded our community that Chipotle "is a great company with a great product." Our CAPS member continues: "Ahead of its time with focus on organics and natural foods in a value setting. Trend is moving in their favor and as more people discover Food with Integrity it will drive continued growth."

In an earlier pitch, dvena elaborates on Chipotle's fresh way of doing business:

The other great option in the restaurant space ([Buffalo Wild Wings] is the other, [in my humble opinion]). They are fast, great tasting, and inexpensive. They are stellar in sustainable business practices and offer extremely high-quality ingredients. They have even assisted some of their organic suppliers with infrastructure so everyone wins. They are winning by changing the rules.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation and is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle Mexican Grill-Class B shares are Motley Fool Hidden Gems selections. The Fool owns shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle Mexican Grill-Class B shares. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.