On the way home from work yesterday, I stopped at my neighborhood Chipotle (333 E Alameda Ave) as I often do when Kim is out of town. I read an article earlier in day about a new menu that was being tested in the Denver area. As the Westword said, WTF?!!? A new menu at Chipotle? I had to see this for myself and figured this location would be one of the test restaurants since it was also on the list for the brown rice trails awhile back. Upon entering the restaurant, I was glad to know my regular order as I found the new menu to be a complete change from before.
The first things listed are some featured items, one of which is a “classic burrito” but it specifies exactly what salsa, meat, and toppings go into it, making it hard to understand all of the combinations possible. Another featured item is the Pozole, which includes the new soup they are selling. You read that correctly, they now offer a soup. Fortunately some familiarity can be found on the second menu board, where it lists burritos, tacos, etc. Then there is the “Low Roller Menu” which offers selections such as soup and a taco, a single taco, and side salad. Finally there is a kids menu, featuring items which were always available anyway (quesadillas) you just had to ask.
I know it always takes some time to get used to change, but as they say, “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.” I’m curious to see how this trial goes. I just don’t get why there is now soup, but I guess I should try it first. Unfortunately, I found it impossible to stray away from my normal order (chicken burrito), which is what part of the change is aimed toward. Maybe I can convince someone else to order it so I can give it just a taste while I enjoy my always delicious burrito.