Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill
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The stock, which has a market value of $20.9 billion, is up 74% this year, as of Monday’s close. Shares are trading down less than 1% on Tuesday.
Before coming to Chipotle, Niccol was chief executive of Yum Brands’ Taco Bell. He took the helm of Chipotle after its founder, Steve Ells, stepped down as CEO as the chain struggled to move on from food safety issues that sickened hundreds of its customers.
Analysts now believe that Chipotle’s foodborne illness woes…