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Chipotle Ends the Penny Before U.S. Mint Does

Rounding up or down to the nearest nickel saves time and that's just one argument against the diminutive denomination.

Fast-casual burrito lovers are reading headlines like "Chipotle caught STEALING pennies" this week and thinking one of a few things:

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Why Won't Chipotle Sign the Fair Food Agreement?

Some simple changes would give Florida tomato pickers a living wage and humane conditions and give you a burrito to be proud of.

Here at GOOD, we love the burrito. Efficient and highly portable, cheap and tasty, the tortilla-wrapped meal holds a special place in our bellies. We've also long favorably covered burrito supplier Chipotle and its "Food With Integrity" philosophy. But we're currently in a moment of putting fast food chains under the ethical microscope though, and couldn't let this slide.

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Pig Love: How the Fast-Food Industry Is Making Pork More Humane

Mistreated porkers are increasingly finding some unusual allies—fast-food restaurants.


Factory-farmed pigs lead a grim life. Breeding sows are kept locked inside gestation crates for the entire duration of their pregnancies—about four months. These enclosures, which are illegal in eight U.S. states, are so small the animals can’t even turn around. Once the pigs give birth and their piglets are weaned, the animals are inseminated again and again over a period of three years, after which time they’re typically killed. It’s a brutal and largely unsanitary process. And in America’s multi-billion-dollar pork industry, it’s standard.

But there’s reason to hope that pigs are making progress toward greener pastures. Mistreated porkers are increasingly finding some unusual allies—fast-food restaurants.

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Building Better Burritos

Steve Ells founded Chipotle Burritos in 1993 in Denver. Nearly two decades later, his restaurant has expanded to almost 900...

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