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Chipotle (CMG +0.5%) just might have a second act, according to SA author Adam Levine-Weinberg....

Chipotle (CMG +0.5%) just might have a second act, according to SA author Adam Levine-Weinberg. At its current price-earnings ratio of 35, the company stands a chance of growing into its multiple by adding stores and improving margins. And while much has been made over the threat of Taco Bell's Cantina Bell to cut into Chipotle's loyal customer base, it's not clear that Taco Bell's sales surge isn't at the expense of chains such as McDonald's, Hardee's, and Jack in the Box as much as Chipotle.
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  • 427812
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    Chipotle is gluten-free except tortillas (for now). I seriously doubt TB is. We celiac disease folks aren't going TB just because they say it is healthy.
    31 Aug 2012, 11:29 AM Reply Like
  • memargolis
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    I would not buy CMG with a 10-Foot burrito. ITS TOO EASY TO COPY THEM. Quality burrito places are popping up everywhere. And the mini chain here in Cincinnati (Currito). is better than Chipotle (have different types of burritos, such as asian flavors...). Go to http://www.currito.com to see for yourself. Currito has put a hurt on the nearby Chipotle. My guess this is happening in a lot of places.

     

    31 Aug 2012, 11:54 AM Reply Like
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