Earlier this week I went to Chipotle Mexican Grill for lunch. I normally don’t eat like that, but I missed breakfast and I justified the gigantic burrito. My buddies Matt Rust and Benji Craig would be proud of me. I am pretty sure they spend more money at Chipotle than they do on their mortgages. Don’t get me wrong, the food is really good. But they are ALWAYS eating there. I always order the same thing, too. What promoted this blog post was the bag they put my burrito in. The bag said:
“I remember it like it was yesterday… The question that changed my life. Black or pinto beans? Black or pinto? I had no idea what to say. I was lost. Everybody I was with knew exactly what they wanted… I was holding up the line, so I went for it. I wet with my gut and never looked back. Black beans, you were delicious. I could taste the cumin and garlic. You were tender, but not mushy. You’ve made me the man I am today. You’re the glue that holds my burritos together… Day after day. Heck, you’re probably the 3rd reason I get up every morning… Sometimes I wonder what life would be like it I would’ve chosen pinto instead of you.”
I read this quote over and over again… Why? Because I can never choose what beans to get, either! Ironically, this week, I ordered black beans. But I will typically order half and half. I also have a hard time with the toppings. Oh, and now they have brown rice. Are you kidding me? I am going to lose my mind if they introduce any more options. When I go to Chipotle, I will order a chicken burrito with white rice, beans (half and half), corn salsa, hot salsa, Pico de Gallo and lettuce. No cheese. That is a waste of calories. Wrap it up and I am good to go!
Speaking of Matt Rust, he recently shared a link on Facebook titled, “16 things you didn’t know about Chipotle.” I told you he was in love with the place! The list is pretty interesting including information on the flagship Chipotle, their commitment to antibiotic-free meat, and more information on their secret menu. Thanks for sharing, Matt!
When I lived in Indiana, we had several options for a burrito. I liked the chicken queso burrito at Qdoba Mexican Grill the best. I really liked the salsa bar at Moe’s Southwest Grill. But the chicken and rice combination at Chipotle was to die for.
I am glad I made the decision to eat there earlier this week. My burrito was nearly 1,000 calories, but it was delicious! If you want to eat healthy while at Chipotle, order a bowl or a salad. They also have a nutrition calculator on their website to help you make a healthy decision. Of course… I don’t go to Chipotle to order a salad! I skipped the chips and salsa… So there’s that!