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Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.08:30 EDT Sunday, August 26, 2012 LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (“Chipotle” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CMG) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on allegations that certain statements issued by the Company between February 1, 2012 and July 19, 2012, regarding Chipotle's business and financial prospects were false and misleading. Chipotle develops and operates fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. The investigation is related to the Company's July 19, 2012 announcement of disappointing revenue results for second-quarter 2012. Specifically, the investigation concerns allegations that the Company misrepresented or failed to disclose that: (1) Chipotle did not have the pricing power to implement price increases sufficient to offset rising food costs and, as a result, the Company's margins would be under pressure as Chipotle would be unable to pass through these commodity costs to consumers; (2) demand for Chipotle was slowing -- customer traffic at Chipotle stores had begun to slow due to the economy and increased competition -- and could not support the Company's aggressive 2012 earnings forecasts; and (3) Chipotle was experiencing a deceleration of growth as it was becoming a mature company. As a result of this news, on July 20, 2012 the price of Chipotle stock dropped 22% -- the largest one-day stock decline in the Company's history. If you purchased Chipotle common stock between February 1, 2012 and July 19, 2012, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Michael Goldberg, Esquire, of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067, by telephone at (310) 201-9150, Toll Free at (888) 773-9224, by e-mail to shareholders@glancylaw.com, or visit our website at http://www.glancylaw.com. This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Los Angeles, CAMichael Goldberg(310) 201-9150 or (888) 773-9224shareholders@glancylaw.comwww.glancylaw.com