Chipotle: Guacamole Production Not At RiskBy: Jennifer Curra - March 5, 2014
Many enjoy crunching into tortilla chips with a large bowl of guacamole in hand. Recent concerns have been voiced that unusual weather conditions may influence the abundance of this popular food item. According to an annual report generated by Chipotle Mexican Grill, global warming may be a culprit in either decreasing the production of guacamole, or causing an increase in prices for the tasty food. The report read as follows:
“Increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change, could have a significant impact on the price or availability of some of our ingredients. Alternatively, in the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients, we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.”
Those who like to dine on the delicious dish should not fret just yet. According to Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold, “This is nothing more than routine risk factor disclosure. The sky is not falling. I wouldn’t read too much into this.”
Arnold went on to explain that similar circumstances have occurred previously. “We saw similar issues in 2011 and incurred higher prices for the avocados we used, but never stopped serving guacamole,” he said.
Arnold insists that the recent annual report served as nothing more than the company’s required disclosure. Fans of the popular restaurant chain should not worry about guacamole being removed from the menu at this time. Now, where are those tortilla chips?
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