With most burritos and bowls at Chipotle costing $6.50 to $7.50, the average customer can expect to spend a little less than 30 cents per entrée to make up for the $15 average wage that the company is giving to workers.
Personally, I don’t mind spending the extra change on a burrito. It’s not the doom-and-gloom scenario that conservatives would have you believe would happen with a $15 wage.
One thing that doesn’t sit well with many people though is that the CEO took home $38 million last year. That number is jaw-dropping to say the least, especially for the chief executive of a fast food burrito joint. When the company can spend that much on one person, while taking years to get to something resembling a decent wage for employees, it sends a signal to employees that the company is more than happy to be lavish with its executives and frugal with the workers who actually do the day-to-day work.