By James O'Toole@jtotooleJanuary 30, 2014: 6:50 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Chipotle shares are muy caliente.
The burrito chain's stock surged nearly 13% in after-hours trading Thursday following fourth-quarter results showing the company's strong growth continuing.
Chipotle(CMG) posted $844 million in sales, up 21% versus a year prior, and $80 million in earnings. The company is expanding aggressively, opening 56 new restaurants in the fourth quarter, and now has nearly 1,600 locations.