Chipotle's Fast Food Facelift

  • shoelessj

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    Jul 06, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7857921

    I saw this report on abc news over the weekend.

    it makes me feel better about the occasional burrito from chipotle, since their pigs aren't in cages, their chickens are fed vegetarian meals, most of their cows are fed normal food instead of whatever gruel others feed their cows, etc. just my little contribution to the discussion since there are non-meat eaters who are quick to dismiss all meat as evil.

    (but i have to stay away from the tortillas, which, strangely, have a great deal of fat.)

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    Jul 06, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    shoelessj saidhttp://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7857921

    I saw this report on abc news over the weekend.

    it makes me feel better about the occasional burrito from chipotle, since their pigs aren't in cages, their chickens are fed vegetarian meals, most of their cows are fed normal food instead of whatever gruel others feed their cows, etc. just my little contribution to the discussion since there are non-meat eaters who are quick to dismiss all meat as evil.

    (but i have to stay away from the tortillas, which, strangely, have a great deal of fat.)

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 09, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    My bf and I went into this place once about 2 years ago. He was totally unimpressed to the point he makes negative comments about it when we now pass by. It was a combination of food, lack of service, and the place itself... icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 09, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    I got diarrhea last time I went to the one close by.
  • ickymuffin

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    Jul 09, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    I <3 Chipotle. I almost never eat QSR food, unless we are talking chipotle. I seriously eat chipotle about 5-6 times a week, and their online group ordering is awesome. Tasty.
  • eckilegs

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    Jul 09, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    that's nice to know that they're a bit more humane than other places. I'm a non-meat-eater.

    I used to feel robbed the rare occasion when I ate at Chipotle, because you pay for a $6-7 burrito that is essentially 70% rice. We have a place called Zabba's in Vegas (dont' know if it's in other places) where you can get a burrito that is just as big and filled with a lot of good stuff, plus options of brown rice and wheat tortillas. (*drools)

    Sorry what was the original topic?
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    Jul 09, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    i never found any issues with chipotle. i like the food, find it filling, and the industrial motif is well done, enough for a fast food place. and the modern styled mayan art is very interesting
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    Jul 09, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    GREAT FUCKING FOOD. I seriously love it so much.
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    Jul 09, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    This from a Mexican, the crappiest Mexican food EVER! Well, next to Taco Hell!
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    Jul 09, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    There's a reason they don't list the total calories for any whole burrito, only the individual components: They don't want you to see that they're over 1,000 calories, and that's before you bite into any chips and salsa. Hurray that they're more humane, but that doesn't do my spare tire any favors.
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    Jul 09, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    you people are MAD. I forget what the one I have is called, but the way I have them make it is a burrito, some rice, black beans, corn, salsa picante, lettuce and either the chicken or the beef. VERY nice and what is there in there that is bad? (I don´t like adding cheese to this sort of food and don´t have sour cream either. They add little to the taste and lots to the waist)

    One of the few cheaper eating places in the USA that I enjoy (and it´s not mexican food, it´s tex mex, though the first two times I went in I ordered in Spanish as I was so confused by the hispanic staff icon_redface.gif)
  • hartfan

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    Jul 09, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    I understand that they're probably not as healthy as they would like people to believe. But I really like their burritos and find them tasty. Perhaps I'm not a picker about my pseudo-Mexican food.
  • boilerup_82

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    Jul 09, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidThis from a Mexican, the crappiest Mexican food EVER! Well, next to Taco Hell!


    I agree! the food is bland and overall, their menu sucks.
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    Jul 09, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    Actually, it's not a "face-lift". The founder has always prided himself on the organic/healthy meats in the food. During the period it was partially owned by McDonalds, the McDonalds executives kept trying to get him to dump the "organic" meats, literally saying "no one cares, and it's expensive". But he wouldn't change that, arguing that his demographic does care, and organic meats are part of the brand.
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    Jul 09, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    1969er saidThere's a reason they don't list the total calories for any whole burrito, only the individual components: They don't want you to see that they're over 1,000 calories, and that's before you bite into any chips and salsa. Hurray that they're more humane, but that doesn't do my spare tire any favors.



    No one is forcing you to eat the whole burrito. Cut it in half, and eat it later.
  • ThinBlueFlame

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    Jul 09, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    I don't mind Chipotle, but I'll grab Freebird's before I go there. Is Chipotle no longer owned by McDonald's? I was under the impression they still owned Chipotle.

    For the record, Chipotle is not Mexican food, and I would argue it is even borderline Tex-Mex. It's a fast food burrito.
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    Jul 10, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    it´s one of the few chains I actually enjoy eating in in the USA. Where is all the fat? It´s meat, carbs and vegetables: why do you think having it once or twice a week after a work out is bad?

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    Jul 10, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    I used to love the Chipolte burritos like several people on here. And, in my head I was like, this can't be THAT bad for me, right? It's rice, beans, chicken, etc... I'd leave off the sour cream too.

    Then I got the "Eat This, Not That" book published by Men's Health. I don't have it with me at the moment, but I remember the burrito was a HUGE no no.

    If I remember correctly, the burrito has something like 1,300 calories and almost 50 grams of fat. I want to say the sodium levels were like 3,000mg and carbs were somewhere around 150g.

    So, to those of you that think the burrito is ok to eat and you're trying to lose weight, think again!

    By the way, that book from Men's Health is awesome if you eat out and are trying to eat "better". I'd highly recommend it.
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    Jul 10, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    COLORED TEXT GOES HEREBOLD TEXT GOES HERERESIZED TEXT GOES HEREI LOVE CHIPOTLE!!!
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    Jul 10, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    Luke, you mean

    I LOVE CHIPOTLE!!!

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    Jul 10, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    I don't think anyone really believes that Chipotle is supposed to be authentic Mexican food. You know you're at a real Mexican restaurant when you see goat meat somewhere on the menu. icon_lol.gif

    But I like Chipotle. If you're looking to consume massive calories either as a pre or post workout meal, a chicken burrito will do the job. If you're looking for delicious Mexican food, this is not the place.
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    Jul 10, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    As a mexican friend of mine who lived in the USA used to say: No es mexicana, pero es muy rica

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    Jul 10, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    I'm a bigger fan of Qdoba.
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    Jul 10, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    I don't understand why some have a problem with Chipotle. I love the place!

    First, whether you call it Mexican, TexMex or whatever, it tastes great. Maybe call it Mexican-American, but that's just another label.

    Chipotle's meats are nicely spiced, everything is cooked fresh (you can see them doing it as you are waiting), and the salsas are fresh. You customize your order to your liking, just like you do at Subway, so it's as healthy as you make it (or not).

    When I go, I get a bol (bowl) with NO rice, black beans, the fajita veggies, chicken, mild salsa and the corn salsa. 430 calories, 10 grams fat, 44 grams protein. This isn't healthy for a fast food meal that fills me up?? Sometimes I'll ask for a little cheese, and they put on maybe a couple tablespoons.

    There is a great nutrition information calculator for Chipotle at:
    http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator

    Can't say I'm positive that it's completely accurate, but I don't know why it wouldn't be.

    Good stuff in my opinion!
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    Jul 10, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    Am I the only one here who knows Chipotle as "Big-ass Burrito?"

    Apparently the nickname has more meaning than I thought... icon_lol.gif