Global warming is no joke. Most of us are aware of the matter, but are blasé about it. If the idea of scarce agricultural resources don’t hit home for you, maybe this will process more effectively: Chipotle has announced that because of progressive climate changes, the chain may have to put an indefinite halt on guacamole and some of its salsas. Now, granted, there are worse things in the food business being affected by climate change, including more basic nutrients that help sustain our health and energy. But the fact that a successful fast casual — one that’s become the epitome of fresh quality and value — is being so open about the threat makes it more "real" to a broader audience.
Will global warming affect all restaurants who source locally? And with threats posed more transparently now than they have in the past, will aspiring restaurateurs rethink concept format in order to ensure long-term scalability? Read More
Edit: Chipotle has confirmed to us via Twitter that customers needn't worry about a guac pull. See here