No need to panic yet, people.
Chipotle guacamole is not going anywhere anytime soon. A restaurant spokesman confirmed that the reports that Chipotle will no longer carry the side are “way overblown”.
The company said in its most recent FEC filing that costs of food items like avocados, beef, dairy and chicken went up in 2013 and could rise even more in 2014.
“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,” the filing said.
Those words seemed to leap out from the pages, sending people into a panic after word got out.
The twitterverse went nuts following reports that Chipotle would not be serving the green stuff and it seems people started to take the threats of global warming way more seriously.
— Climasphere (@climasphere) March 4, 2014
Chipotle might stop serving guacamole if climate change gets worse 🙁 http://t.co/7gS5H586QD
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) March 4, 2014
— Deborah Roseman (@roseperson) March 4, 2014
CRISIS: Climate change could stop the supply of Chipotle guacamole. We need to solve this now! http://t.co/t5skyVcsAO
— Allison Carter (@AllisonLCarter) March 4, 2014
Chipotle already charges too much for guacamole as is. It's like they don't even know avocados grow on trees.
— Chris Moody (@moody) March 4, 2014
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 4, 2014
Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said the news “is way overblown” and the filing is just routine.
“As a public company … we are required to disclose any potential issues that could have potential impact on our business, and we do that very thoroughly,” he said.
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