Minor Chipotle crisis

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The time is coming for Chipotle to give away their free food with a purchase of a Sofritas item. But that might be an issue for some as the company is currently having a pork shortage.

That’s right. They don’t have enough pork to provide for all of their locations. But it’s for good reason.

“We chose to suspend one of our pork suppliers when a routine audit found some inconstancies with our protocols. Our pork comes from pigs that are raised with access to the outdoors or in deeply bedded barns, and without the use of antibiotics. With a supplier suspended, we do not have enough pork for all of our restaurants. Rather than compromise our protocol and serve conventionally raised pork — which falls well short of our animal welfare standards — we have chosen not to serve pork in some of our restaurants.

The outage is affecting about one-third of our restaurants,” Communications Director Chris Arnold said in a statement.

At least they are staying true to their company values and not selling out or compromising just to keep their customers’ bellies full. Principle is as good of a reason as any to experience a temporary shortcoming in a business.

The company is hoping to have the problem resolved soon.

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