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Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Oct 03, 2013

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-03/chipotle-the-one-that-got-away-from-mcdonalds#r=hp-lst

Questions for Discussions:

  • Why do you think McDonald’s sold off Chipotle when they did?
  • What does this decision say about McDonald’S management thinking then?
  • Was it a bad financial deal?

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