(NEXSTAR) – Fine. Just do no matter you need, Chipotle customers.
Chipotle has introduced that shops nationwide will quickly allow customers to partake in a well-liked quesadilla-ordering “hack” that had been circulating on social media, following claims that some shops had been refusing to allow it.
The “hack,” in accordance to quite a few TikTok customers, instructed Chipotle customers to strive ordering a steak quesadilla with added toppings, particularly the chain’s fajita-style sauteed veggies, further cheese and sides of bitter cream and French dressing, for dipping. Fans declare it tastes like a Philadelphia-style cheesesteak, which, after all, makes full sense, seeing because the gadgets share lots of the identical substances.
“OK, you guys need to go try this right now,” one TikTok consumer advised her followers in late December, in a video that at the moment has over half 1,000,000 views on the platform. “Run to Chipotle and go get this. It is so bomb.”
Another widespread meals reviewer, who boasts almost 9 million followers, rated the “hack” a 9.8 out of 10 with the French dressing, however a uncommon 10 out of 10 when mixing the bitter cream and French dressing collectively — echoing the emotions of a TikTok consumer named Alexis Frost, who’s credited with sharing the concept on-line again in December.
The downside, nevertheless, is that many customers have claimed their native restaurant wouldn’t allow them to increase their quesadilla orders (that are normally solely by way of digital orders) with veggies. (The choice to add veggies to a quesadilla can be not at the moment obtainable on-line.)
One consumer even shared a video of what appeared to be an indication at her native Chipotle, which learn, “Protein and cheese only on quesadilla!”
Alleged workers of Chipotle have additionally responded on Reddit, claiming they had been advised the quesadillas couldn’t be cooked accurately with the added veggies, or that their administration had threatened repercussions for employees who tried to fulfill such orders.
When requested to make clear, a consultant for Chipotle initially recommended the rationale for prohibiting the “hack” might have had one thing to do with lowering prep time on the eating places.
“We’re amazed by the passion of our fans and their ability to find unique ways to enjoy our hand-crafted quesadillas with Chipotle’s real ingredients,” reads an announcement shared with Nexstar. “Due to the preparation time required, quesadillas were designed to be digitally exclusive to best support our team members, avoid overcrowding on our front-line, and ensure guests have a seamless experience. Currently, our quesadilla offering does not include fajita veggies with a protein, however, we are looking forward to adding this combination in the future.”
Last week, nevertheless, Chipotle apparently caved to demand and determined to add the “hack” to its official menu in March, Chipotle confirmed. The chain additionally recruited two of the aforementioned TikTok reviewers to make the announcement on social media.
Until then, people who need to strive the viral quesadilla concept will have to hope they’ll discover a sympathetic worker at their native Chipotle — or just go to one other restaurant.
“People losing their damn minds over that Chipotle quesadilla,” one Twitter user observed. “Baby, go to a Mexican restaurant: it’ll have way more fillings, probably be cheaper, taste wayyyyy better, and you’re supporting local.”
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