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Chipotle? Try These Tacos on The Trail, Hillary Clinton

Don’t Settle When Stumping; Go For the Real Deal

So, Fox News anchors wondered if Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle stop in Ohio was Hispanic outreach. More than likely, the Democratic presidential candidate was just jonesing for a burrito bowl since the stop was unannounced. But to earn real street cred, Hillary’s campaign bus should stop at these joints as she makes her way along the campaign trail. Take notes, Rubio, Cruz and Bush.

Los Angeles: El Tepeyac

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While fundraising in LA, she must head out to Boyle Heights to order the Manny’s Special. It’s the size of a baby, so don’t expect to finish it. The press plane can enjoy her leftovers.

Des Moines: La Rosa

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Hillary can hit La Rosa for some chilaquiles as she makes her way across the state hitting 99 counties during Iowa caucus time.

Tucson: El Charro

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Arizona is a border state that may likely lean to the Republican candidate, which should give Hillary even more reason to hit El Charro in Tucson for the Carne Seca.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Maria’s

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The food here is so authentic, Chipotle wishes it was as legit as Maria’s. Hillary should stop here and have their green chile stew — nothing gets food to the polls more than food.

Dayton, Ohio: Taqueria Mixteca

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The state has an impressive record for picking presidents and the 166,000 Latino voters can the difference. Which means if Hillary’s thinking aheadshe needs to head to Dayton’sTaqueria Mixteca for the Bistek Campechano.

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Jessy’s Taqueria

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Hillary has a friend in Virginia in governor Terry McAuliffe, but why take chances? The state has a history of backing Republicans, so heading to Jessy’s to try their famous tacos is in order.

Madison, Wisconsin: Taqueria Guadalajara

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Hillary better spend some time in Wisconsin if she wants to keep the state blue. A visit to Taqueria Guadalajara for Jalisco-style tacos in Madison may help her cause. We recommend the gorditas or tripa tacos.

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Wilmington, Delaware: La Poblanita

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With Vice President Joe Biden stumping his home state, Delaware is expected to stay blue. But Hillary shouldn’t risk it. She should set a chalupa date with Joe Biden at hit La Poblanita.

Las Vegas: Original Lindo Michoacan

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Obama carried Nevada in 2012 because he won Clark and Washoe counties, although he lost the rest. Carnitas at Vegas’ Lindo Michoacan will impress the locals.

Nashua, New Hampshire: El Colima Mexican Restaurant

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The nation’s first primary will likely be a walkover for Clinton (will there be any Democratic challengers?) but hanging onto the Northeast may prove critical for the Dems. Hanging out at El Colima in Nashua will only help her case.

Philadelphia: Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria

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Scoring Pennsylvania’s vote in 2016 will be pivotal. The state is predominantly Democratic, but it’s a tight race and mingling with a few of the party’s 4 million voters at Los Gallos for some beef short rib tacos at Los Gallos on Philly’s South Side will surely score among the delegates.

El Paso: Lucy’s

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Forget it. Texas is a lost cause for the Democrats. The last party nominee to carry the state was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But not so fast. With more than 3.8 million Latino voters, Hillary might make history and take the state’s vote especially if she schedules a meet-and-greet at Lucy’s over their famous cheesy machaca plate.

Charleston, South Carolina — Taco Boy

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It will be tough to shift the red tide of South Carolina, but it can be done with a trip to a place called Taco Boy that will let the state’s 82,000 Hispanic voters know that she’s serious about winning them over.

This E.L.F. x Chipotle Collab Is Every Burrito-Loving Makeup Addict’s Dream


This E.L.F. x Chipotle Collab Is Every Burrito-Loving Makeup Addict’s Dream

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If you’ve ever steadily stuffed your face with a silver foil-wrapped bean burrito from Chipotle while applying a rigorous cat eye, we’re dedicating this post to you. Si chicas, your love for makeup and Mission-style burritos are getting the official mashup thanks to a new beauty partnership and the outcome will include a whole heck of a lot of glitter and eyeshadow that will have you looking snatched.

That’s right, Chipotle’s latest item is here to turn YOU into a snack.

Chipotle and e.l.f. announced over the weekend that they have teamed up to release an unlikely collaboration that features a limited edition burrito-inspired makeup kit.

The limited-edition kit includes a wrap of perfection.

With the $43 bundle,  E.l.f’s Matte Putty Primer, a Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow, a Matte Liquid Lipstick, a Bite-Size Eyeshadow, a Lip Lacquer, a Primer-Infused Blush, a Lip Exfoliator, a Blush Brush, and a Fluffy Eye Blender Brush can all be yours.

Of course, like any good collab, there’s a catch.

According to PopSugar, only 100 kits are currently being which means if you want burrito-style makeup fast you’re gonna have to act faster than the guy who wraps up your order.

Chipotle Was Hit With The Biggest Child Labor Penalty In Massachusetts After An Investigation Proved The Chain Was Violating Child Labor And Sick Time Laws


Chipotle Was Hit With The Biggest Child Labor Penalty In Massachusetts After An Investigation Proved The Chain Was Violating Child Labor And Sick Time Laws

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Chipotle was just hit with the biggest child labor penalty in the state of Massachusetts. Turns out the Mexican fast-food chain was cited for violating child labor and sick time laws. Some of the child labor violations include minors working without valid work permits, working too late into the evening and too many hours daily and weekly. 

Massachusetts’s Attorney General just hit Chipotle with the largest ever child labor penalty in the state.

Attorney General Maura Healey ordered the largest child labor penalty ever issued by the state against the Mexican restaurant chain after finding an estimated 13,253 child labor violations in its more than 50 locations.

“Chipotle is a major national restaurant chain that employs thousands of young people across the country and it has a duty to ensure minors are safe working in its restaurants,” Healey said in a statement. “We hope these citations send a message to other fast-food chains and restaurants that they cannot violate our child labor laws and put young people at risk.”

A review of the chain’s records revealed that minors “routinely worked in violation of the child labor laws,” according to AG Healey.

The fine detailed that Chipotle had employees under the age of 18 working past midnight and for more than 48 hours a week. Teenagers told investigators their hours of work were so long that it was preventing them from keeping up with their schoolwork. The company also regularly hired minors without work permits. 

Some Twitter users and former Chipotle employees were not surprised. 

“Not even a small bit surprised” tweeted one user.

Just last year, workers at an NYC Chipotle staged a mini-strike over the same issues.

“Keep your tacos, keep your bowls, pay your workers what they’re owed!” chanted the crowd of about 30 workers before employees at the Sixth Ave. store in Greenwich Village walked off the job in a staged strike. Workers at another four Chipotle outlets in the city planned to join the Manhattan group in a protest against their employer, which had violated city law by overbooking their weekly work schedules.

“Right now, we’re fighting for our rights as Chipotle workers,” said part-time employee Carlos Hernandez. “I honestly don’t believe the management shows the employees respect. They just don’t want to give us the hours. They don’t want to give us more money.”

The AG’s office of Massachusetts began investigating Chipotle in 2016.

The investigation started after a minor’s parent alleged that the employee had worked “well past” midnight at a Chipotle restaurant in Beverly, the AG’s office said. Audits between 2015 and 2019 identified child labor violations such as minors working without valid work permits, too late into the evening, and too many hours daily and weekly. The chain regularly permitted dozens of 16- and 17-year-old employees to work later than what is allowed by law and worked minors past the nine-hour daily limit and 48-hour weekly limit, the AG’s office said.

Some people have taken to social media to express their discomfort with Chipotle as a workplace.

“Working at this Chipotle makes me feel real uncomfortable” wrote one user. “They over work [their] minors”

Chipotle also did not notify employees of their right to earned sick time. 

According to the AG’s office, the chain did not properly notify employees of their rights under the earned sick time law. It failed to provide the AG’s office with complete timekeeping records and, in some locations, failed to pay workers within six days of the end of the pay period. 

The chain was cooperative with the investigation and is now in compliance with state child labor laws. 

“We are committed to ensuring that our restaurants are in full compliance with all laws and regulations and we believe that in hiring workers beginning at age 16, we can provide younger employees with valuable experiences and provide a compelling work environment,” Laurie Schalow, chief corporate reputation officer of Chipotle, said in a statement.

The settlement total is close to $2 million.

The settlement includes penalties for earned sick time violations in which managers granted employees paid time off only for certain illnesses. The violations also include failure to keep accurate records and pay timely wages. Lastly, the company was ordered a voluntary $500,000 payout to a state youth worker fund dedicated to education, enforcement, and training.

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