Chipotle posts 85% profit gain, 11% rise in comps

DENVER Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., operator of 640 namesake burrito restaurants, continued to buck the industry trends of stalled sales and squeezed profits with a near 40-percent year-to-year jump in second-quarter revenue and an 85.1-percent rise in profit.

Same-store sales at Chipotle locations open more than 13 months increased 11.6 percent.

The company said menu price increases associated with the chain’s use of naturally raised meats, efficient

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