Chipotle flagged immigrant worker audits last year

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N), now in the midst of a widening federal crackdown on its undocumented work force, warned investors a year ago that it was subject to immigration audits and that it may have been employing workers in the country illegally.

In what may prove to be a prescient statement, the Wall Street darling also said in its 2009 annual report that the discovery of a large number of unauthorized workers could disrupt operations and harm financial performance.

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