The jig is up—Chipotle is now charging for the tortilla on the side

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Hands up. It’s over, everyone.

Due to the personal pick-and-choose nature of Chipotle’s ordering system, you know that there’s bound to be a bunch of hacks and loopholes you can use to rack up extra bits of food here and there, or even create new off-menu dishes.

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But here’s a bummer. Chipotle is finally charging for the optional tortilla on the side when you order a burrito bowl. Those of you in this deviously secret club already know that there’s typically more filling in a burrito bowl than there is in a burrito, so not only are you getting a better deal on the volume of filling, you’re also still getting the tortilla. That way you can make your own non-sports-ball-sized burrito and still have enough leftover burrito salad for a midnight snack.

As of Monday, Chipotle is charging for that large flour tortilla. How much? $0.25. While it’s not the end of the world (2020's got that covered), it still marks the end of an era.

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But not all is lost. Due to the pandemic, the Boorito promotion (the endearing one where you show up in costume and get a $4 deal) has been shifted from an in-person deal to a digital one: From October 29-31, buy-one-get-one codes will show up on Chipotle’s Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok accounts. You then text the code to 888-222, and you’ll be granted the deal, but only redeemable on Halloween via the Chipotle app or website.

I mean, it’s not the same thing, obviously, but at this point, we’ll take what we can get.

Staff writer at The Takeout. Also: Saveur Humor Blog Award Winner, professional pizza maker, and insufferable troublemaker.

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If only there was an alternate way to procure tortillas....