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alwayshungry475

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Chipotle anyone? Tue, 10/6/09 5:13 PM (permalink)
This is one of the very few fast food places that i really like. I know it's not "real" Mexican and is owned by McDonald's. Just trying to gauge what everyone thinks of them.
 
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    kland01s

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    Re:Chipotle anyone? Wed, 10/7/09 11:32 AM (permalink)
    Mc Donalds divested Chipotle in 2006, the original founder is the CEO. These 2 threads should cover what you are asking for:


    http://www.roadfood.com/F...h=Chipotle+restaurants

    http://www.roadfood.com/F...h=Chipotle+restaurants
     
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      alwayshungry475

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      Re:Chipotle anyone? Wed, 10/7/09 3:08 PM (permalink)
      kland01s


      Mc Donalds divested Chipotle in 2006, the original founder is the CEO. These 2 threads should cover what you are asking for:


      http://www.roadfood.com/F...h=Chipotle+restaurants

      http://www.roadfood.com/F...h=Chipotle+restaurants



      Thanks for the Links Kland01s
       
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        drpep

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        Re:Chipotle anyone? Thu, 10/8/09 9:56 PM (permalink)
         South Park ripped the place pretty bad last night. Too gross to comment about here
         
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          Eatallday

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          Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/9/09 2:18 PM (permalink)
          chipotle is awful, i'll take qdoba over that place, as well as taco bell.
           
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            mar52

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            Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/9/09 2:51 PM (permalink)
            Still dislike it.  Just has no taste.
             
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              TJ Jackson

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              Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/9/09 3:00 PM (permalink)
              drpep

              South Park ripped the place pretty bad last night. Too gross to comment about here

              Your statement seems to imply that somehow the South Park portrayal of the food at Chipotle is (or should be) relevant to one's actual real life opinion of the food at Chipotle.......that's not actually your intention, is it?


               
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                jeepguy

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                Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/9/09 4:51 PM (permalink)
                 I watched that hilarious South Park bit last night on YouTube but today it says i'm in the wrong country to view it! They "do" rip Chipotle, big time!
                 
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                  TJ Jackson

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                  Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/9/09 5:22 PM (permalink)
                  But is that relevant to one's own opinion of the food at Chipotle?

                  Example

                  Person A: What do you think of the food at Chipotle?
                  Person B: Mike Judge hates it
                  Person A: ok, uhm, but what do YOU think of the food at Chipotle?
                  Person B: they really ripped into Chipotle's food on South Park
                  Person A: uhm....
                   
                   
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                    drpep

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                    Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 10/18/09 8:28 PM (permalink)
                      I pointed out that an adult oriented cartoon trashed Chipotle and that the trashing was too gross to comment on here.
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 10/18/09 8:34 PM (permalink)
                      TJ Jackson


                      But is that relevant to one's own opinion of the food at Chipotle?

                      Example

                      Person A: What do you think of the food at Chipotle?
                      Person B: Mike Judge hates it
                      Person A: ok, uhm, but what do YOU think of the food at Chipotle?
                      Person B: they really ripped into Chipotle's food on South Park
                      Person A: uhm....


                      I'm still reeling from the guy saying he prefers Taco Bell to Chipotle.

                       
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                        saps

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                        Re:Chipotle anyone? Mon, 10/19/09 12:03 AM (permalink)
                        TJ Jackson


                        drpep

                        South Park ripped the place pretty bad last night. Too gross to comment about here

                        Your statement seems to imply that somehow the South Park portrayal of the food at Chipotle is (or should be) relevant to one's actual real life opinion of the food at Chipotle.......that's not actually your intention, is it?

                         
                        Where's the implication or inference?

                         
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                          Scorereader

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                          Re:Chipotle anyone? Tue, 10/20/09 1:45 PM (permalink)
                          I love Chipotle. Best Fast Food Corporate Food, IMO, in the US.

                          They make everything onsite. The one in crystal City (Arlington) VA is tops. I love their salads, and actually lost weight by having a salad per day (and some working out).

                          To say Taco bell is even close to Chipotle, is absurd. Or Qdoba, or Mighty Taco (sorry Buffalo).

                          McDonalds involvement was as an investment only. It is not a franchise.

                          Every Chipotle I've been to had been spotlessly clean, the service impeccable and friendly and the food has been fresh. Everytime.

                          I cannot say the same for ANY other chain, fast food, or sit down, franchise or corporate, in existance that I've been to.

                          South Park, is awesome, and funny, and is entertaining. However, even in their "controversial" material, they rarely take a side - other than Stan's "I learned something, today" - which often is more benign than the show itself.



                           
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                            tommyeats

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                            Re:Chipotle anyone? Tue, 10/20/09 2:08 PM (permalink)
                            Scorereader


                            I love Chipotle. Best Fast Food Corporate Food, IMO, in the US.

                            They make everything onsite. 

                            it's my understanding that the carnitas is prepared offsite, and reheated onsite.

                            I don't see how anyone could fault the food at Chipotle.  It's all fresh, they're environmentally conscious,  they use notable suppliers,  and it's quite tasty.  It's hard to be critical of restaurant that's doing what other restaurants should be doing, and doing it before it became mainstream.
                             
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                              boyardee65

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                              Re:Chipotle anyone? Tue, 10/20/09 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                I have only eaten at Chipotle a couple of times back in the 90's. I found the food to be fresh, well prepared, and tasty. This is when they only had a few outlets. I haven't been to one since I moved from Colorado 10 years ago. When I moved to Wickenburg I found a better place than Chipotle. It is called Rubio's. They make one of the best fish tacos I have ever had! Their salads are very good too.

                              JMHO

                              David O.
                               
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                                charlottesailor

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                                Re:Chipotle anyone? Wed, 10/21/09 6:17 AM (permalink)
                                For chain fast food mexican Chipolte is very good.  Rubio's is also very good but I think they are different both in food and ambiance.  Although I prefer the way Rubio's used to be in the old days when they were only in San Diego.  I really think Rubio's should be compared to Wahoo's.  Chipolte should be compared to Baja Fresh which I think is very good (for fast food mex) Baja fresh is more corporate like while Chipolte is more LA/Seatle hip.

                                Boy I sure miss the choice of mexican food in the OC just not the same here in Southwest Florida.
                                 
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                                  EatingTheRoad

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                                  Re:Chipotle anyone? Wed, 10/21/09 8:25 AM (permalink)
                                  I'm much more a fan of Baja Fresh than Chipotle. I liked the latter when they first arrived on the scene but after eating there a few times it all becomes the same...the novel factor wears off and you realize that it's all just the same slop lumped in a different wrapper. Baja Fresh has a wider menu with lots of options. Depending on where you are though, any corner Mexican restaurant will easily out do either of their burritos and for half the price!
                                   
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                                    eruby

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                                    Re:Chipotle anyone? Wed, 10/21/09 2:17 PM (permalink)
                                    I've read online about a free burrito promotion on Halloween.  Not sure how elaborate the costume would need to be.
                                     
                                    It's not on their website but it's posted on several freebie site.
                                     
                                    http://www.freestufftimes.com/12/free-burrito-at-chipotle-on-halloween/
                                     
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                                      Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 10/23/09 4:24 PM (permalink)
                                      Have to disagree about Baja Fresh. They have those here as well.  They are a fresher version of Taco Bell, but not as good as Chipotle IMO. Keep in mind Chipotle sells Mission Burritos and then some tacos and salads as alternatives. It's not really a full scale Mexican Restaurant. So, one can't complain about the number of menu options. Taco Bell has lots of menu options, and it isn't really all that good.

                                      I dunno, I had a salad just about every day and never got sick of it. then again, I'm a creature of habit by nature.

                                       
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                                        Alco251

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                                        Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 11/1/09 2:49 PM (permalink)
                                        I don't fool myself by thinking Chipotles is authentic anything but Amerimex.  That said, it's really good Amerimex!  I go there at least once a week and get the bowl.  When I want real Mexican I go to Tacqueria Mercado.
                                         
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                                          Re:Chipotle anyone? Mon, 11/2/09 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                          they sell Mission Burritos. that's it. One can opt out and get a set of 3 tacos or a salad instead, but it's basically a place that sells one thing: Mission Burritos. I'm not familiar with "Amerimex,' but since Mission Burritos are a San Francisco thing, then fine, sure, it's American-Mexican food, born in San Francisco.


                                           
                                           
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                                            IntelligentT82

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                                            Re:Chipotle anyone? Thu, 12/3/09 12:57 PM (permalink)
                                            Yea I go to the same Chipotle in Crystal City VA down the street from where I work and I loveee Chipotle.  I go to the one on Duke Street near Foxchase alot too.  I've worked at Chipotle and Qdoba so I know alot about both.  Chipotle's flavor (seasoning) is wayy better than Qdoba or Baja Fresh or any other similar place.  The ingrediants used at Chipotle are fresher and they use grain fed beef and naturally raised chicken at 99% of their locations.  rBGH free sour cream, don't want no hormones in my food. lol The Sour Cream at Qdoba tastes weird, and Bajas is a little bit better tasting but not better than Chipotles.
                                            Don't get my wrong, Qdoba and Baja are good but just not better than Chipotle.  I actually like certain items better at Qboda and Baja. 
                                            The Steak Tacos (3) at Qdoba are the bomb because for a burrito you really don't need chunky pieces of steak in it to fill it up, but tacos do in my opinion.  And Qdoba has chunkier pieces of steak so their tacos don't feel so empty.  Plus the Three Cheese Queso sauce at Qdoba is off the chain.  The Burrito Bowl at Qdoba is pretty good too, and its bigger than Chipotles but I still like Chipotles Burrito Bowls better overall.  Plus, Qdoba has good quesadillas which Chipotle doesn't have.
                                            I like the Shrimp or Chicken tacos (3) at Baja Fresh.  Baja Fresh salsa (in flavor) surpasses Chipotle and Qdoba.  Notice Chipotle doesn't have shrimp.  Plus, Chipotle's chicken is greasy to me for some reason.  Baja Fresh Chicken is better.  That's why I only get steak (sometimes barbacoa) when I go to Chipotle.
                                            Qdoba has a tendency to make me feel bloated after eating it, but Chipotle rarely makes me feel that way. I actually lose weight when I eat at Chipotle, go figure.
                                            So overall Chipotle wins because of flavor(wish they blow everyone out of the water on), best burritos, and best burrito bowls.
                                            <message edited by IntelligentT82 on Thu, 12/3/09 1:19 PM>
                                             
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                                              jonjax71

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                                              Re:Chipotle anyone? Fri, 12/4/09 11:00 PM (permalink)
                                              Cacapotle has gots to be the worse crap ever, they go nuts using way too much rice. When I was in Denver during the DNC,  my wife and I tried then, after half way through our burritos we just got up and walked out. Qdoba was better but nothing to boast about either. When Baja was still a local family owned L A chain they were good but like others, once they went franchise, they ciocled the drain. I used to like a small chain called L A Salsa but they have become too inconsistent, some outlets are good and some are not. Wahoo's is above average but they are beginning their decline as they continue to expand
                                               
                                              Fortunately living in So Cal we have no shortages of indy familly run eateries, in fact it's an endless quest never to be ended with myraid of regional styles tacos, burritos, bowls to explore
                                               
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                                                That'sMyDawg

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                                                Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 12/6/09 8:10 AM (permalink)
                                                alwayshungry475


                                                This is one of the very few fast food places that i really like. I know it's not "real" Mexican and is owned by McDonald's. Just trying to gauge what everyone thinks of them.


                                                My wife loves this place, I was not as impressed with the food or the store set up for a chain with that much money. The food was "alright" to me but I don't feel the portions match the price. (customer gets the short end of the stick). People like them and my wife eats there at least every two weeks but its just not for me. I seem to like Qdobe better and feel you get a little more for your money. To each his own.

                                                 
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                                                  TraderJosephine

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                                                  Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 04/11/10 1:49 PM (permalink)

                                                  I love chipoltle! I really like it on Quesadillas, do you think it would go well with these?

                                                   
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                                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                                    Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 04/11/10 2:07 PM (permalink)
                                                    TraderJosephine


                                                    I love chipoltle! I really like it on Quesadillas, do you think it would go well with these?

                                                    Um, http://www.chipotle.com/#/land
                                                     
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                                                      MiamiDon

                                                      Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 04/11/10 3:52 PM (permalink)
                                                      I think that was a SPAM post, and her link to "these" didn't post.
                                                       
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                                                        PapaJoe8

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                                                        Re:Chipotle anyone? Sun, 04/11/10 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                                        Their "bowls" were mentioned on a thread I started about healthy fast foods. Any input???
                                                        Joe
                                                         
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                                                          boyardee65

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                                                          Re:Chipotle anyone? Mon, 04/12/10 2:41 AM (permalink)
                                                           Dang, I thought it was a thread for chipotle peppers in general.
                                                           I use them in a lot of applications both in the restaurant and at home. Oh well, I'll post a thread in the recipes section.


                                                          David O.
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Chipotle anyone? Mon, 04/12/10 8:49 AM (permalink)
                                                            PapaJoe8


                                                            Their "bowls" were mentioned on a thread I started about healthy fast foods. Any input???
                                                            Joe


                                                            I don't know about the bowls, but the salads are healthy. At one point, I was exercising at a gym and after my workout had a Chipotle salad every day (fajita style: no beans or rice) and lost 30 pounds.
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             
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