Well, That Was Awkward: Chipotle’s Bizarre Twitter Hack

So, what did you do this weekend? 

Chipotle: Oh, you know. Went on an epic search for an avocado in Colorado, learned how to pronounce “cilantro,” then asked the boo to pick up some groceries on the way. Typical weekend.


This past Sunday afternoon, Chipotle’s Twitter account was seemingly taken over by the most nonsensical of hacks. Its usual responses from PR reps Joe and Candace were replaced by a series of bizarre tweets ranging from a question fit for Siri (“Find avocado store in Arvada, Colorado”) to a nonchalant request for groceries (“Hi sweetie, can you please pick up some lime, salt, and onions? twitter.”)

When Mashable reached out to the burrito chain for an explanation, the company simply responded, “I’m glad no one went Anthony Weiner on us, but everything seems to be fine.”

So was Chipotle hacked or is this just an ingenious marketing stunt? Or aliens? Must be aliens.



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H/T Mashable

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

2 replies on “Well, That Was Awkward: Chipotle’s Bizarre Twitter Hack”

They opened up a Chipotle near me and I tried it out. I’ve had better ersatz Mexican food at Taco Bell. My mother made better Mexican food from an Old El Paso mix. The menu was confusing, the help was rude, the burrito I ordered was a big soggy wad of rice wrapped in a tortilla the consistency of a wet newspaper. I’m not really seeing why this place is supposed to be so awesome.

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