Chipotle rolls out rooftop solar plan: A new era of green fast food joints?


Rooftop solar power is the next item on the menu for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

The popular burrito chain announced today it had plans to install solar panels atop 75 restaurants during the next 12 months. Collectively, the panels will produce 500 kilowatt hours of electricity. That will make Denver-based Chipotle the largest direct producer of solar power in the restaurant business, according to the company's press release and an article in Environmental Leader.