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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