With the popular carnitas option falling in and out of the Chipotle menu, the fast-casual Mexican chain added a tofu option as a protein last fall. It looks like the menu is widening even further, with a new spicy meat.
Chipotle is testing a chorizo option at all of its 33 Kansas City locations. The combination of ground chicken and pork sausage can now be added to burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. The two meats are combined into a patty (the addition of chicken makes it less greasy overall) and then seared on the grill. Before serving to customers, the meat is crumbled into chunks.
According to the Kansas City Star, corporate chef Nate Appleman says that he’s been trying to get the chain to serve chorizo for the last five years.
If successful, we may very well see the protein on national menus in the near future.