It feels like every time you go to Chipotle your meal costs more than the previous ones. And it can happen.
Citing inflation, Chipotle has raised prices several times over the past few years.
But some people have found a way to cheat the system and they are sharing their hacks with Chipotle lovers on TikTok.
Four days ago, a user posted a video details a money-saving hack that has received nearly 5 million views and over 200,000 likes. He ordered a taco (he chose the chicken taco), through the Chipotle app, and ordered a portion of all he wanted (like rice, beans, veggie fajita and salsa – all for free), plus a tortilla on the side. His homemade burrito costs just $4.50 before tax.
Breaking it down, it’s $3.10 for the “chicken tacos,” $1.00 for the always-high-priced guacamole, and $0.40 for the additional tortilla. Ordering a chicken burrito without guacamole and without the usual hack will cost $9.45.
Another user posted a video nearly two weeks ago showed how to apply the same strategy, but for a final bowl of chicken without guacamole costs $3.10 (chicken is the least expensive meat option). It received 2.6 million views.
Users will inevitably ask her TikTok viewers to thank her afterwards, and a lot of them did so in the comments section.
Another video, posted in late July, showed one user had done so, even ordering larger sized portions of sides and asking for a bowl on that edge. She brought out a single taco she ordered, with all the side effects at no cost, nearly filling her bowl. She captioned the video as the best $3 she’s ever spent. Then she Posted a follow up video after others asked her how she did it, showing that she was in fact going through the app and placing an order.
It’s not the only video of the $3 Chipotle hack, and it’s not the only hack people come up with to counter Chipotle’s costs. There are other ways like the $5 nacho hack and the $2 bean and cheese hack. For a while, adults ordered kids meals to save money because they cost around $6 and came with two buns. tacos, a side and a drink.
The hashtag #chipotlehacks itself has 77.3 million views on TikTok, meaning people want their Chipotle and they want it cheap.
This is the result, they say that all good things will come to an end. And, well, Chipotle, did indeed end the good times. In a statement to Luckthe company said:
“We are temporarily disabling tacos from our online ordering system. While we have long embraced customizations and even released our own hack menus, current social media trends are leading to a poor experience for our food, our employees, and our customers. us while waiting for orders. ”
Updated, September 7, 2022: This article has been updated upon publication with a comment from Chipotle and an adjusted title.
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