Holy guacamole, enough with the panicking!
March 5th, 2014
04:30 PM ET
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Could guacamole and some salsas become victims of global warming? Possibly, says Chipotle Mexican Grill.

The restaurant chain, in an annual report, listed drought and global weather change among a long list of business risks faced by the company.

"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," Chipotle said in the filing last month.

If the cost of ingredients jumps, the company said it "may choose to temporarily suspend" serving items such as guacamole or some salsas.

The warning was highlighted Tuesday by ThinkProgress, a liberal blog.

The good news is Chipotle customers won't have to deal with guacamole withdrawal anytime soon.

Read - Holy Guacamole! Chipotle says don't panic

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Filed under: Chipotle • Climate Change • Fast Food • Shortages • Sustainability


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  1. Pelumi

    The filing they are talking about is probably the 10K that every compnay has to file. Basically you have to list what are potential business risks, so every food company will say weather conditions might affect them. I think CNN is just searching for a story to put up.

    March 7, 2014 at 9:43 am |
  2. Calmer Head

    Same as the oil industry: the wind changed direction so we're raising the price of gas .25 cents a gallon.

    March 6, 2014 at 7:31 am |
  3. Thinking things through

    Guacamole comes from a warm-weather fruit, so I am wondering what gives here. Or is is rain-weather changes? Or is it Chipotle wanting to be in the news? Or, perhaps, both??

    March 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm |

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