Burrito fans in the US have approached the fast food chain after announcing another price increase – for the fourth time in just over two years.
The “modest” price increase “to offset inflation” could impact menu items across the board, as it has yet to be determined which food items will be affected by the price increase.
That’s according to Laurie Schalow, Chipotle’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer CNN: ‘For the first time in over a year, we will implement a modest price increase to compensate for inflation.’
When the Mexican restaurant last raised its prices in July 2022, customers paid an extra $1 for their entrees starting in August.
Chipotle previously raised its prices by four percent in the first quarter of the same year.
Chipotle’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Laurie Schalow, shared in a statement with CNN that there would be a “modest” price increase to “offset inflation.” The new increase will be the fourth increase for the fast food chain in just over two years (stock image)
According to InsiderAccording to the company, this came shortly after another rebound in June 2021, which was implemented to balance rising staff wages.
Fans have struck after the Mexican-themed restaurant raised prices again and branded the food as unbelievably ‘slop’.
Many took to
‘I loved the place. For me, however, it has lost its luster. I hope others have a better experience.’
Another said: ‘Hot take: Chipotle is slop and we don’t know why anyone likes it.’
Others shared their dismay at the already high prices, with one user joking, “I think it speaks volumes about the convenience of people paying $30 burritos.”
One person shared, “I stopped going six months ago when I paid $13 for a burrito.”
Some people said the price increase encouraged them to pre-pack their lunch, saying, “Honey, I plan to take my lunch with me for the same reason, and also because Chipotle sucks.”
But X wasn’t the only social media site where customers expressed their anger, and many did so Reddit to bash the fast food restaurant’s expensive price tag.
One fan commented, “For the prices you pay at Chipotle, you might as well go to a restaurant.”
Another continued: ‘It just makes me not go there often. In the late 2000s, I ate this three to four times a week. They have fallen on quality so far and raised prices at the same time.”
Chipotle fans took to
Others reminisced about the larger portions and lower prices, writing: ‘High prices and lower portions…what a shame.
“I miss the days when the workers would put piles of food on my plate or make me a burrito from the seams.”
But I saw it as a potential positive for local businesses and said, ‘This is actually great, some fast food restaurants are following this trend. People can even support local restaurants.”
MailOnline has reached out to Chipotle for comment.
This comes after the fast food chain developed a robot that could halve the preparation time of guacamole in restaurants.
Chipotle announced the robot prototype last July in light of the labor shortage in the hospitality industry.
The collaborative robot, aptly named Autocado, can cut, core and peel avocados itself in just 50 minutes.
All the employees have to do is fill the device with 25 kilos of avocados and Autocado will do the rest.