Chipotles prices rising

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  There are at least three Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Albuquerque, and fans of the restaurant should prepare for a change in the menu, as in prices.

Following a pay increase announcement last month, offering an average of $15 per hour for employees by the end of June, the company now plans to raise menu prices across the board by 3.5% to 4%.

Restaurants in New Mexico and elsewhere are struggling to find workers as pandemic health measures lift.

Chipotle, like many other businesses, is offering higher wages in order to entice workers. The company has said it plans to hire 20,000 new employees