Chipotle Taps Taco Bell Chief As New CEO In Major Culture Shift

Brian Niccol, the Taco Bell head who drove growth with quirky dishes such as Doritos Locos Tacos, is taking the vacant chief executive officer post at Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

Chipotle named Niccol to the post on Tuesday, after founder Steve Ells announced last year that he was stepping down from that role while staying on as chairman. Yum Brands (YUM), Taco Bell's parent, also said that Niccol was departing.

Niccol, who's led Taco Bell since 2015, has been credited with turning around...

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