Chipotle Mexican Grill, the country's favorite quick-service chain, posted its quarterly results on Tuesday, and as respectable as its revenue growth might appear, there are some unappetizing trends hiding at the bottom of its bowl.
Among the things sure to help shape the week ahead on Wall Street, Visa will tell us whether we've been choosing plastic over paper; Disney will tell us how much magic it has in its financials; and Panera and Chipotle will serve up their quarterly results.
From a fast-growing burrito roller coming undone to an educational electronics toy maker topping a holiday sales list, here's a rundown of this week's star performers and biggest losers in the business world.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is getting flattened like one of its flour tortillas. The fast casual restaurant chain posted disappointing quarterly results after Thursday's market close. That's bad, but its outlook for 2013 is even less inspiring.
McDonald's has finally caught up with consumer sentiment on the subject of factory farming and the inhumane treatment of animals. The fast food giant is using its massive leverage to push its pork suppliers to phase out cruelly confining gestation crates for their pigs.