Chipotle vs. Taco Bell: No sooner had Yum Brands posted its quarterly earnings before analysts...

|About: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)|By:, SA News Editor

Chipotle vs. Taco Bell: No sooner had Yum Brands posted its quarterly earnings before analysts on both side of the Chipotle debate pointed to the 7% rise in Taco Bell's same-store sales to make their case. While one camp sees the jump as a clear indication that the Cantina Bell menu is pulling consumers away from pricier Chipotle restaurants, the other side maintains Chipotle's growth numbers will be undeterred by the marketing blip.