Why Chipotle Always Wins
Chipotle is one of the most popular and beloved fast-food restaurants across the country. People willingly stand in lines lasting up to 45 minutes. This chain restaurant is one of the best dining spots for everyone.
Everyone Can Order Happily
A body builder, a vegan, a health nut, and someone on a strict budget are all looking for someplace to eat. You could be sitting and contemplating for hours on the perfect venue because, let’s be real, trying to please everyone is damn near impossible. Thanks to Chipotle, the options are endless.
Each item normally ranges below 10 dollars, and the serving sizes are incredible. You may have to pay more for some guac or more delicious barbacoa, but hey, it’s so tasty that it’s worth it. And when I say every item is tasty, I mean it. Even meat-free individuals can order happily with a selection of beans and newly-introduced Sofritas, a tofu item. Even gluten-free gurus can indulge happily with the option of burrito bowls, tasty salads, and corn-based taco tortillas.
Chipotle Cares About the Food and the Environment
When you get in line, you can clearly see all the food being prepared before you. There is no wall blocking you from the kitchen like some other restaurants, and can leave a customer feeling confident that the food is fresh and of quality. In fact, it’s probably one of the few fast-food chains that stress the importance of healthy food selections.
Steve Ells, Chipotle’s founder, developed the “Food With Integrity” philosophy that shapes the way the ingredients are grown, distributed, and shared to the public. Chipotle is careful when selecting farms to work with so they can ensure the highest quality, most ethically pleasing foods. Therefore, most of the food comes from local farms.
All meat is organic, hormone and antibiotic free, and fed as naturally as possible. All of the produce is grown locally within 350 miles of the nearest restaurant. Even the napkins are 100% recycled.
Chipotle Cares About Your Busy Lifestyle
Even though this restaurant can be considered “fast food,” a line can still hold up someone’s day, even if it’s only for 20 minutes. But have no fear, Chipotle is here.
They’ve developed an app that allows you to order right on your phone and designate a time for pick up that suits your schedule. You can easily jot down all your order specificities and simply walk inside to grab your order. It’s perfect for those on a tight schedule or students trying to get a decent meal before class.
Chipotle Loves Their Employees
It may be a fast-paced environment, but employees are cherished at this place. Not only can they be hired without any experience, but they receive awesome benefits including insurance, financial and retirement, flexible hours, opportunity for vacation/paid time off, and lots of discounts. Yeah, you have to be able to handle the fussy customers and the constant rush of restocking food, but you seem to be taken care of.
Chipotle Wins In My Eyes
With a flexible menu, environmentally-friendly ingredients, and convenience wrapped all into one, Chipotle is as satisfying as their famous burrito creations. As a health-consious college student, I can’t really complain about anything that Chipotle has to offer.
There’s a reason my local restaurant is always swamped with USF students AND families of the area. It’s delicious, it’s filling, it’s my cup of tea. Do your self a favor and go get Chipot-laid.