TikTok Isn't Convinced About This Chipotle Burrito Hack

An enterprising TikToker went to Chipotle Mexican Grill and scored a burrito for half the price. The video producer may have believed they were doing the world a service by showing them how to beat the system, but just as TikTok saw red in response to a deceptive Chipotle order, viewers of the now-deleted video did not seem very impressed. 

Chipotle may be a bit pricier than the average fast food outlet and their prices keep rising, per Eat This, Not That. The cheapest food item on their menu is an extra portion of chips at $1.30, while the burritos range between $6.50 and $7.50. As one commenter on the TikTok video shared, "I can suddenly afford Chipotle now." According to Fast Food Menu Prices, this rather steep menu is due to Chipotle's efforts at sourcing its food from producers who adhere to ethical production practices. No matter the reason for the chain's costs, one social media user found a way to save a bit of money but other TikTokers don't seem to think it was worth it.

The Chipotle burrito hack

The TikToker shared a video of the money-saving Chipotle hack. They ordered a soft flour tortilla with sides of chicken, brown rice, black beans, corn, fresh tomato salsa, tomatillo green chili salsa, and sour cream, then selects the tortilla on-the-side option. She then picks up her order in a car. The order amounted to $3.35.

Many of the responses to this now-deleted TikTok video were dubious, and one commenter claimed he received some old fashion retribution for attempting the same trick. "I tried this and the employees took me behind the store and broke my kneecaps," he complained. Whether or not he was joking, another commenter expressed a similar sentiment, "[The original poster is] about to never get an order made right." Other followers seemed concerned about the plastic container waste generated by the complex order to which the protagonist, obviously in a light mood, responded, "The truth is I eat the plastic when I'm done using it."

The crux of the matter for these TikTokers was that the order became labor intensive for both the buyer and Chipotle staff and seemed environmentally unfriendly — it begs the question, was it worth it?