How to Nearly Double Your Chipotle Burrito for Free
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By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2015 1:35 PM CDT
A modern-day Einstein has discovered how to nearly double the size of your Chipotle burrito at no extra cost.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

(Newser) – Are you cheap and gluttonous? Do you also love Chipotle? (Just kidding; if you're cheap and gluttonous, you obviously love Chipotle.) Then you'll want to read this method for nearly doubling the size of your burrito from the Mexican restaurant chain at no extra cost. The burrito hack was discovered by an intern at Apartment List, who ordered 35 "test" burritos over seven days, took each of them apart to weigh their ingredients, and compared them to a "control" burrito, reports. Hungry diners should end up with 86% more burrito, thanks mostly to human error in measuring out the ingredients:

  1. Order a burrito bowl, and a tortilla on the side (15% gain in ingredients)
  2. Ask for two tortillas (25% increase in weight)
  3. Ask for both kinds of rice (23% increase in weight; 93% more rice)
  4. Ask for both kinds of beans (16% increase in weight; 92% more beans)
  5. Order two kinds of meat (9% increase in meat; 53% more meat)
  6. Add free fajita vegetables and corn salsa (15% increase in weight)
Apartment List runs down the exact math, noting that you'll have to roll it yourself, but you'll end up with a nearly 2-pound burrito. Or, as the enterprising intern puts it: "The only thing better than Chipotle is more Chipotle...Please send the Nobel Prize to my mom's house."