Chipotle puts hopes in queso — and higher prices

Company thinks September queso rollout will keep same-store sales on track

A norovirus incident in Virginia and an incident involving rodents at a location in Dallas hurt same-store sales at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., over the past week, but the company believes it can turn that around quickly, thanks to cheese sauce.

For the quarter ended June 30, same-store sales increased 8.1 percent.

The burrito-chain’s same-store sales slowed by 5.5 percent in the week

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