Chipotle Burritos Disappoint Me

There exists a craving only a tasty burrito can fill. I love the taste of a carnitas burrito from Chipotle Mexican Grill. However, there is one issue with my local Chipotle that I can never ignore; they can't roll a proper burrito to save their lives.

I understand the high pressure of food service during the lunch rush. It sucks. Anyone who's been in food service can tell you that it is a lot more stressful than you would probably believe. Chipotle does everything right except one small step. Employees of Chipotle, I beg of you, please turn the burrito a little bit before you roll it.

I've drawn a cross-section of what I consider to be the most perfect and delicious burrito.

Perfect Burrito

I've also drawn a typical Chipotle burrito for comparison.

Chipotle Burrito

As you can see, the components of the burrito are stratified horizontally rather than vertically. This is the problem, and it can easily be solved.

To demonstrate, here is a typical burrito before it is rolled.

Burrito Components

As a point of reference I'll add axes to the tortilla for explanation. Also, that is a sentence that I'd never thought I would ever type.

Burrito Axes

Notice how the ideal burrito can be achieved by rolling along a 90 degree angle (along the vertical axis). Chipotle tends to roll along the horizontal axis. This is because the burrito is slightly turned each time it is passed along the burrito assembly line. Final Person in the Line, please turn the burrito back before rolling. It would make my mouth happy rather than enraging it.

Mouth Happiness vs Burrito Rolling Angle


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