Carnitas are coming back! Chipotle sees end to pork shortage

April 22, 2015 5:11 PM

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Carnitas are coming back! Chipotle sees end to pork shortage

The fast casual Mexican restaurant plans to soon end its self-imposed pork shortage after it found a new supplier that meets its standards for free-range pork, Chipotle founder Steve Ells told investors in a conference call Tuesday.

The carnitas crisis began in January when Chipotle suspended one of its main pork suppliers for failing to reach its standards. While meeting most of its quality requirements, which include being antibiotic and hormone free, Chipotle cited the supplier for failing to have large enough room for the p...

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