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Breakingviews: Ackman's Chipotle recipe outdated

Chipotle restaurant workers in Miami
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Chipotle restaurant workers in Miami

Bill Ackman may be reaching deep into the activist investor cookbook to find a recipe to revive Chipotle. The pushy hedge-fund manager's firm Pershing Square reported a 10 percent stake in the struggling burrito chain on Tuesday. He is no stranger to the fast-food business, but there are few obvious parallels to his previous investments in Burger King, McDonald's or Wendy's.