Chipotle Could Stop Serving Guacamole




My dear fellow Chipotle lovers, I’ve got some seriously depressing news for you: The fast-food chain loved far and wide, by meat-lovers and vegans alike, might eventually pull guacamole from the menu. Say it with me: NOOOOOOO!

So, who’s to blame for this catastrophe? Well, that would be climate change, my friend. Here’s what Chipotle had to say in their annual report, according to Think Progress:

“Increasing weather volatility or other long-term changes in global weather patterns, including any changes associated with global climate change, could have a significant impact on the price or availability of some of our ingredients. In the event of cost increases, with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients, we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.”

I repeat: NOOOOOOOO!

If chowing down on a brick-sized burrito sans guacamole just doesn’t cut it for you, I’m totally with you in that sentiment. But don’t start mourning the loss of your favorite healthy-ish (We said “ish!”) fast-food dinner quite yet. Although drier conditions due to climate change might affect your Chipotle burrito-bowl toppings in the future, the avocado industry is looking okay at the moment, says Think Progress.


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  • Steve Richter

    Global warming alarmists of the world unite!

    (Um, not so fast.)

    Two facts: 1. The snowcover in North America this winter is the third-highest on record (not to mention that it’s freaking freezing in Philly). 2. Chipotle backed away from this story as soon as it went viral. According to their spokesperson, the response to the item (in their Annual Report) “is way overblown.” From today’s Los Angeles Times:

    “Chipotle’s Chris Arnold told the L.A. Times on Wednesday morning that the disclosure was routine: ‘As a public company … we are required to disclose any potential issues that could have potential impact on our business, and we do that very thoroughly.’ So far, Chipotle is handling weather-related problems with ingredients just fine. As NPR points out, avocados seem to be in plentiful supply despite vagaries of climate change that resulted in “lemon-sized” Hass avocados.

    ‘The sky is not falling,’ Arnold said. ‘We have guac in all of our restaurants.’ ”


    Bottom line: no global warming, and no shortage of avocados to make guacamole.


    Link to story:,0,1040665.story#ixzz2v87T6bDS

    • Jeff

      You do realize that climate change is the reason we have had all these crazy snowstorms and record snowfall right? It doesn’t just mean things are “warmer”. It does mean that we have more frequent and more violent storms, among a host of other things

  • matthew brandley

    Only a obama loving maggot would even think of writting a rticle like this and blame climate change. hw sick can people get! when your going to add 2.3 trillion to the cost of the economy and 1,200 to the avg family of four because of this bogus b s by 2034 your are indeed sick in the head and going to bankrupt the nation with your sick b s! enough is enough.! proof that the earth has been in cycles like this for years exists and has infect cooled over the past 17 years and was omitted in the u n report last year. so take that libs. btw with the shutting down of the over 200 more coal plants in the next 2 years electric rates will rise over 80 pct . solar is 9 xs more expensive to produce. natural gas is 4 to 6 times more expensive as we have seen this winter. wind is times more when you can get it