6 Pieces Of Insider Intel Commandeered From An Ex-Chipotleer — NEVER, EVER Get The Lettuce
We’ve dished on the best ways to lean up your Chipotle. Sure, a burrito and chips can quickly push 1,700 calories. But it can be a decently healthy, protein-packed option—especially when you’re traveling or in a bind—as long as you’re smart and take 2 seconds to do a little burrito strategizing.
Just use this 9-step plan whenever you’re craving fast Mexican.
But on a deeper level, I’m curious about how Chipotle functions and what actually goes on behind the counter. Behind the nutrition label. Conveniently enough, Reddit hosted a fascinating AMA (“ask me anything”) with an ex-kitchen manager about all-things Chipotle, in all access fashion.
It’s noone with celebrity-status, but nonetheless, he’s an experienced insider that answered a ton of questions and dropped a stream of interesting intel — including their secret guac recipe and the best way to get hooked up with extra meat.
Feel free to peruse the full thread, but here are six of our favorite tidbits. Get the guac, and definitely don’t get the lettuce. So much vomit in my mouth.
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