Chipotle is cheaper than most of its burrito- and taco-slinging rivals, but one customer has disclosed a technique to acquire the cheapest Chipotle burrito ever.
Wyaleena Ahmed, a Boston TikToker, recorded a video showing how she pays $3 for the item. Chipotle's burritos start at $6.50, thus her hack has gone viral.
Add-ons like sour cream, queso, and guacamole can get costly at Chipotle. In order to combat commodity inflation, Chipotle has raised food costs by
4% in the past year, making each dish 30 to 40 cents higher. Ahmed understands how to save money in tough times.
The 46-second video has over 2.6 million views and 170,000 likes. It shows how to order the burrito using the chain's mobile app.
Chicken is the cheapest protein option. Next is the kicker. Ahmed orders the remainder of his toppings as sides at no extra cost.
The TikToker orders brown rice, black beans, roasted chile corn salsa, fresh tomato salsa, tomatillo-green chilli salsa, sour cream, and another soft tortilla.
A single chicken taco at her Chipotle costs $3.05. The extra soft tortilla cost 30 cents, bringing her total to $3.35.
While many TikTok users are thrilled, some believe it's a nuisance for Chipotle staff. "This is a nuisance for the staff. Please don't "Negative commenter:
Some worry about unneeded plastic containers. "Container waste worries me," comments one user.