Chipotle Struggling to Get Customers Back

March 17, 2016

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Sales down 26 percent in February for fast-casual leader.
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Fast-casual burrito leader Chipotle is still struggling to regain its footing after E. coli and norovirus outbreaks last year sickened hundreds of customers.

The company announced during an investment conference this week that same-store sales were down 26.1 percent in February after declines of 30 percent and 36 percent in December and January, respectively. Chipotle executives also said they expected their first quarterly loss since going public in 2006.

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