pellaz said-average meal is >1000 calories
-the tortilla alone is 300 calories
a NYT inspired article, reference:
I get annoyed when non-fitness people write about "healthy" or "unhealthy" something is, based on calorie count.
Different people have different caloric requirements, and not all calories are the same. Fast-digesting carbs, slow-digesting carbs, protein, dietary fat, fiber, etc, these are all "calories", but they're not equal. Please stop calorie-counting and stop listening to weight-watchers if you want your man card back.
Look, ALL fast food is unhealthy, and as eager pointed out, the salt is a major problem for all of them. Or, as pellaz pointed out, trans fats (industrial fats used in many restaurants and food-processing factories).
That said, if I'm out for a while, and I have no food with me, Chipotle is one of the few fast-food places I'll consider. Eating SOMETHING is better than starving yourself, if you want a good physique. You can control WHAT goes into your meal. Don't look at the fucking calories, look at WHAT goes into your meal. Don't get the carbolicious burrito. I order the bowl, with NO rice. I get black beans, and ask for double meat (which comes with an extra charge). I get tons of -gasp- CALORIES, but because I lift, I get the protein and the slow-digesting carbs (from the beans) that I need. If the "calories" alone are a problem, then just fucking eat half of it, and save the rest for later or throw it away.