BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that shareholders of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (“Chipotle” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CMG) have until October 16, 2012 to move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff in the securities fraud class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a class (the “Class”) comprising all purchasers of Chipotle common stock between February 1, 2012 and July 19, 2012 (the “Class Period”).
Chipotle develops and operates fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. The Complaint alleges that the Company and certain of its executive officers misrepresented and/or failed to disclose material adverse facts concerning Chipotle’s business and financial prospects, including 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 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.
No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you are a member of the Class described above, you have certain rights, and have until October 16, 2012 to move for lead plaintiff status. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time, or may retain counsel of your choice. If you wish to discuss this action or learn more concerning your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, Toll Free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.