Chipotle is always good. Never, ever has Chipotle disappointed for me. But what if your wallet says it will be hard to get everything you want with a little extra money in your pocket? However the good news is there are many loopholes in Chipotle’s menu and prices structure.
Let’s find out these 6 Chipotle hacks you wish you knew sooner.
1. Get a bowl
According to this article, you can squeeze roughly 12.5x the amount of food into a bowl as you can one of those tortillas. The author of this article found that this method alone gets 15% more ingredients across the board. Also, Grosz figured that ordering this way gets you 15 percent more ingredients for the same price. So for bigger portions, order the bowl instead of burrito. If you want extra tortilla, ask for one on the side. If you prefer small servings, ask for three soft tacos. More is more and we are going to be happy.
2. If you want to eat healthy, use nutrition calculator
Chipotle provides its own nutrition calculator on website. Just select a meal you want to begin your calculation, select meat or tofu, rice and beans, toppings on top, additional chips, salsa or guacamole. And that’s all! Chipotle updates nutrition chart from time to time. You will going to see the results within one second. But the biggest tip is opting for the tacos, which is not as large as the burrito’s tortilla or as portion-heavy as the burrito bowl.
3. Variation is the key
You can ask for as much white rice, brown rice, or both types of rice, corn, black bean, pinto bean, fajita vegetable mix and salsa as you want with no extra charge. Moreover, did you know that you can ask for plain rice and plain corn too? Perfect for people that hate cilantro. No need to say you all love sloping those things into the bowls and burritos, especially for free. Pro tip, say the number of scoops you and the server are on the same page.
4. Craving chips?
If you are in the mood for nacho chips, just ask gently if you could get a hard shell tacos on the side, as known as chips. It’s simple, crispy, fast and delicious.
5. Don’t wait in line, just download Chipotle app.
Imagine you’re in Chipotle in lunch hour. Why do you wait in that line and wait for 20 minutes to reach to the cashier? With the Chipotle app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android, ordering your favorite burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos is as simple as can be. Place your order on the app, and then go directly to the cash register to pick up your order, while other people is waiting in line. Sweet!
6. Sign up for Chipotle Texts
Chipotle offers a lot of BOGO deals, especially to the people that have the text messaging services! Learn about the latest promotions, giveaways and contents. Even if you don’t win, you can expect some sort of coupon. To sign up, text 888222 or sign up to their mobile list online.
And last but not least, always be kind and gentle to the server you meet in Chipotle.