Chipotle Has A Secret Burrito Wrapped Inside A Quesadilla
Published: March 2, 2013
Chipotle Has A Secret Burrito Wrapped Inside A Quesadilla, Animal-style fries. The McGangbang. The Enchirito. The Suicide Burger. Fast food restaurants have long had not-so-secret secret menu items. Besides their obvious deliciousness, the items have an in-on-the-joke insiders appeal for fast-food connoisseurs. Perhaps the most mythical is the double-secret burrito to end all burritos from Chipotle. America, meet the quesarito.
This calorie-bomb chimera (estimated at 1,540 per) is a burrito wrapped inside a quesadilla. It’s so secret, even the company’s head flack said he’d never heard of it. But writer Mark Wilson managed to get his hands on one and document its yummy existence. Nothing says gluttony like a burrito embraced by a cheesy, gooey exterior.
It’s noon on a Tuesday. I walk into a crowded Chipotle, and I’m so anxious that my stomach is churning. Earlier that day, I’d come across something called a quesarito, which is a full-blown Chipotle burrito wrapped inside a quesadilla, a 1,540-calorie fallen angel that one Redditor had claimed was hiding deep within Chipotle’s secret menu. So I say the word–”quesarito”–half-expecting to be laughed out of the restaurant. Instead, the girl’s eyes open wide, like she’s seen a yeti. Then her face goes deadpan.
“We don’t have that.”
“You don’t? But it seems like maybe you do?”
An urgent smile betrays her. “No, but if we did have it, it wouldn’t be between the hours of noon and one.”
It was only then that I realized my horrendous faux pas. Like Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, my first steps into a decadent clandestine society had been both naive and far too public. A moment later, it was as if the topic was never broached. I ordered a mere chicken burrito and quickly ate it in shame. Meanwhile, my hunger for the elusive quesarito only grew.