Chipotle Supply Woes Threaten to Hamper Growth for Rest of Year

April 21, 2015 11:32 PM

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s supply shortages, which led to “rolling blackouts” of carnitas in recent months, are expected to last until the end of the year, threatening to undercut the restaurant chain’s growth.

After first-quarter sales missed analysts’ estimates on Tuesday -- in part because of a lack of pork for tacos and burritos -- the company said it probably won’t be fully supplied again until the fourth quarter. The disappointing outlook sent the shares down as much as 6.2 percent to $649.50 in late...

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