Big, bad corporate. They’re always trying to screw us little guys. It looks like everyone’s favorite food chain, Chipotle, cuts corners just like everyone else. Yes, they are good with giving us only the highest quality food and yes, it’s the most consistently good food available to the American consumer.
However, Chipotle employees are specifically told to skimp on seven essential ingredients, aptly called “the critical seven.” These ingredients are:
If you ask for extra any of these, Chipotle employees are told to charge you extra on your burrito.
Whatever. Fair enough, I suppose. This is in response to the rising food costs around the world. Prices on beef are skyrocketing and Chipotle claims that it costs them an extra dollar to make a steak or barbacoa burrito as opposed to chicken or carnitas. Chipotle has even considered raising prices on their beef products if prices continue to rise into the summer due to droughts around the world. I’ll never understand this market.
Chipotle’s loyal customers still aren’t downgrading their protein choices and are still willing to pay full price, even after recent price hikes.
So, just a heads up to those of you who are planning on hitting the beautiful maroon burrito hut soon, be careful when you’re ordering extra stuff. Your wink and nod towards your burrito maker might not be cutting it anymore..
[via Business Insider]