If you love ordering Chipotle and taking it home to feast on, then you might be familiar with one epic battle: making it back before your meal turns into a giant, messy blob of sadness. One man in California shared his creative hack for ordering Chipotle that helps solve this problem; but the interwebs are undecided on the matter. What say you? Read on to experience the ingenuity.
Josh Williams is a loving father of three kids, and a devoted husband who understands that Chipotle is the greatest food ever invented. This past Sunday night, he took his son to the theater while his wife stayed home to write an essay for school. Note: his wife is a culinary student, which explains why she also understands the awesomeness that is Chipotle. Anyway...
The father and son stopped by a Chipotle on the way home to pick up dinner. But! One problem. They live in a small town about 45 minutes from the restaurant, he tells BuzzFeed Food; so he devised a plan so his chicken soft tacos would survive the ride unscathed: request that all the cold ingredients be packed in individual containers so he could build the tacos when he got home.
Ah. Yes. I see what you're doing there!
Brilliant? Yes. And many tweeters were quick to voice their support:
Started asking the folks at Chipotle to individually package my ingredients so I can assemble it all at home.— Josh Williams (@jw) July 3, 2017
Am I weird? Or brilliant? pic.twitter.com/OUXbJH3c7g
Chipotle Meal Kits. Billion dollar idea!— Buzz Andersen (@buzz) July 3, 2017
been there done that I approve this message— Nathan (@nathanperetic) July 3, 2017
Genius.— Sriram Krishnan (@sriramk) July 3, 2017
Not everyone was on board, though. The haters came out in droves and minced no words:
its wasteful as hell and it is a huge inconvenience for the people who work there— A Puppy In A Gang (@kingbadass) July 4, 2017
Such a waste of packaging, all of that plastic is going to straight to a landfill pic.twitter.com/ADGJ8OYqPP— Wesley (@esleyeaton) July 4, 2017
Excellent way to let us know you don't work in the service industry for a living— 💔💔💔 (@StarStuffSister) July 4, 2017
Do you at least tip them for all the extra work you make them do? Or buy the people behind you food for making them wait longer to eat? pic.twitter.com/wNI7bSR7SN— Zack (@AceTrainerZack) July 3, 2017
Please don't do this. The amount of wasted packaging involved because you're trying to be "innovative" is indicative of our dying earth.— 🌲🌹 (@turtlesandfoxes) July 3, 2017
Dang. All this hate just because the man was trying to avoid a soggy taco.
Williams didn't let it get him down, though. He told BuzzFeed, "In spite of all the Chipotle hate on the thread, I'm a fan ... And we actually make tacos at home ALL THE TIME, but if the fridge is empty and you're in a bind, this is a solid alternative."
We totally feel you, Josh. Chipotle has saved my life many a-nights when cooking or grocery shopping definitely weren't going to happen. Also, props to you for taking your little one out and providing dinner while your wife was writing her essay. You're A-OK in my book.
Just do us and Mother Nature a huge fav and recycle all that plastic, because pollution and whatnot.