Chipotle May Raise Menu Prices in 2014

Avocados and salsa are getting expensive

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Don't be surprised next year if your burrito bowl at Chipotle is a bit pricier.

Beware Chipotle lovers, there may be an across-the-board price increase in 2014, according to Reuters.

Chipotle founder and CEO Steve Ells announced during an investor conference call that next year menu prices may increase anywhere from 3 percent to 5 percent. The reason for this is because they have to keep up with the price increase of California avocados and salsa. In addition, non-GMO meats, cooking oil, and tortillas can be costly.

Why are people so in love with the fast-food Mexican grill? Their menu offers burritos, burrito bowls, crispy tacos, soft tacos, salads, chips and guac, and a kid’s menu where you can customize your toppings. Chipotle caters to carnivores, vegetarians, and those looking to eat light. The prices vary depending on how many toppings you wish to have.

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