Chipotle prices are going up as workers cash in on pay raises

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That burrito and extra guac on the side will cost you more money next time you visit your neighborhood Chipotle.

This week, the nationwide chain announced a 4-percent raise in menu prices, following a company decision to raise wages for workers to $15 an hour.

In an effort to attract new staff members last month, the company offered a $250 employee referral bonus to current workers and a $750 bonus for candidates that would accept managerial positions at the chain restaurant.

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Nationally, Chipotle is not alone. McDonald’s restaurants across the country have been offering hiring bonuses for new workers as high as $400.

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