Chipotle Explains No 'Quick Fix' With Carnitas Shortage

April 8, 2015 6:35 PM

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Chipotle Explains No 'Quick Fix' With Carnitas Shortage

Chipotle said in January that it wasn't sure how long its "carnitas" shortage would last, and today it's acknowledging there's no "quick fix" to the problem, partly because is it takes six months to raise a pig, a spokesman for Chipotle said.

Back in January, the company announced that it pulled one of its major pork suppliers because its audits discovered it wasn't adhering to the restaurant company's protocols. Since then, the company has asked its other suppliers for more pork and tried different cuts of pig.

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