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Thu August 30, 2012
To Save Change-Making Time, Chipotle Rounds Bill Up
Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 4:43 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Every so often, people talk of eliminating the penny - which isn't worth much anymore. It survives, but not in a Chipotle restaurant in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger says a customer discovered the restaurant rounding his bill to the nearest nickel, often collecting an extra cent.
Restaurants in New York and Missouri did the same. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: The rounding is done only in New Jersey and New York.] Chipotle says it just wants to avoid wasting time on too much change, and that it's been rounding bills down as well as up.
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