The great carnitas shortage of 2015 appears to be almost over, but Chipotle needed a little help from our friends across the pond to do it.
The American burrito chain announced that they’ve turned to the UK’s Karro Food to fill gaps in their pork supply. The problem began back in January when Chipotle cut ties with one of their pork suppliers because they discovered they didn’t meet their responsibility standards. That left about a third of Chipotle locations without their coveted pork protein option.
With the announcement that Karro Food will cover the shortage, Chipotle predicts that carnitas should be back everywhere by the end of the year.