If you see that your burrito is slightly more expensive than you’re used to, don’t be surprised.
That’s because Chipotle is combatting staffing issues by increasing the price on menu items.
In May, Chipotle announced its employees would receive a pay increase with an average of $15 per hour by the end of June. To compensate, the restaurant plans to raise menu prices by about 4%.
The fast-food chain is also offering employees a $200 employee referral bonus.
1. We’re increasing restaurant wages ($15 average hourly wage) by the end of June.— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) May 11, 2021