Saturday, August 29, 2015

Would Chipotle stop selling guacamole?

It seems unthinkable - and it probably is - but Chipotle says in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that a price spike of avocados would force the company to stop buying them temporarily.

Would Chipotle stop selling guacamole?

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It seems unthinkable - and it probably is - but Chipotle says in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that a price spike of avocados would force the company to stop buying them temporarily - and that would mean guacamole and some salsas would come off the menu.

The quick-serve giant, which maintains an air of sourcing sustainable ingredients, cites “increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change."

Chipotle has not issued a public statement on the threat since the filing, which got major play on ThinkProgress, a liberal blog.

The company says it uses 97,000 pounds of avocados a day.

Drought-stricken California is a major supplier.

In the short term, anyway, Chile right now has a bumper crop, according to the Hass Avocado Board.

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