Chipotle continues to mount their comeback from those disastrous E. coli outbreaks, and their latest move to boost sales is adding a dessert to their menu. Starting next month, Chipotle will begin testing the new dessert at restaurants, which really grinds my gears considering that I just housed a chicken burrito bowl there last night.
Via CNBC, here’s everything you need to know about Chipotle’s newest menu addition.
While many speculated that Chipotle would roll out a churro dessert, the company opted for a different Mexican sweet —buñuelos.
Buñuelos are fried tortilla strips with honey, cinnamon and sugar and will be served with an apple caramel butter dipping sauce. The strips will be made in already existing equipment in the restaurant and only require a few additional ingredients, the company said.
As a big-time churro enthusiast, I’m deeply saddened to hear that Chipotle opted to go with a different Mexican dessert. Just a total slap in the face to a first ballot Hall of Fame amusement park treat. And because I’m a boring ass gringo, I’ve never even had a buñuelo before. But I will admit that they sound delightful, and I’m definitely going to give them a whirl once they become available.
Everybody knows that you have to cap off a salty and spicy meal with something sweet, so I’m thinking this will end up being a major win for Chipotle.