Wall Street analysts on Friday hailed Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. as the nation’s top restaurant company, after the parent to nearly 1,600 fast-casual restaurants posted stellar fourth-quarter results. While many other restaurant operators commiserated about soft sales in late 2013, especially because of harsh winter weather, Chipotle recorded a 9.3-percent increase in same-store sales during the quarter, its highest since the first quarter of 2012, when same-store sales climbed 12.7 ...
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