Penn State’s Chipotle closed yesterday after a few employees quit, citing “borderline sweatshop conditions” at the State College location. Penn State’s Chipotle is a very popular food spot in the town, often having lines that fill up the entire restaurant.
Read the letter posted on the Chipotle door »
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Two Delaware residents were arrested for having sex on top of a Chipotle in Newark.
The police went to the East Main Street Chipotle around 9:40 p.m. last night after multiple (multiple!) reports of a couple openly having sex on top of the restaurant. A quick Google Street View check shows the roof of the restaurant does not appear to offer much privacy. Also, the Chipotle is open until 10.
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Photo by Flickr user Jeramey Jannene
Confirming what you always feared was probably true, a new study found that many consumers wildly underestimate the number of calories in their beloved, brick-size Chipotle burritos. Um, whoops.
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My dear fellow Chipotle lovers, I’ve got some seriously depressing news for you: The fast-food chain loved far and wide, by meat-lovers and vegans alike, might eventually pull guacamole from the menu. Say it with me: NOOOOOOO!
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Tonight, from 4pm to close, Chipotle is offering burritos, bowls, salads or orders of tacos for just $3 to anyone who shows up in a costume. And just to make you feel even better about it, all proceeds (up to a cool million dollars) will go to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.
It’s as simple as that. 1 costume = $3 tacos.
Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill
It might seem weird to some to test a vegan menu item from a national chain in Philadelphia. But we know better, there’s never been a better time to be a vegan or vegetarian in Philadelphia. So we’re not too surprised (ok we’re still surprised) that Chipotle has chosen Philadelphia as a test city for its new vegan menu item. Sofritas, which are defined as “shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblano peppers and a blend of aromatic spices” will be available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads starting next Monday, October 21st.
Check out more on sofritas and Chipotle at Be Well Philly.
Yup. In addition to all the run-of-the-mill awesomeness involved in a Night Market (particularly a Chinatown Night Market), this one will have a little extra kick in the form of free tacos being offered by Chipotle.
Sure, there’s an ulterior motive. They’re basically offering a sneak-peek taste of the new sofritas that they’re going to be rolling out at Philly stores later in the month in order to drum up interest in the new menu item. But really, who cares? Free tacos are free tacos. And they’re going to be offering two varieties–shredded, braised tofu with roasted poblanos, chipotle chilies and spices, and barbacoa (which is the same thing, only with beef).
So anyway, if you find yourself either short on pesos or craving tacos, look for Chipotle’s tent. I’m guessing you’ll be able to spot it by the line.
Chinatown Night Market [Official]
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and Chipotle is offering educators a special buy-one-get-one-free on burritos, salads, burrito bowls or orders of tacos.
The promotion is offered today, May 7th from 4 p.m. to close and teachers and educators must show a valid school ID.
Chipotle [Official Site]
There were two awesome things about the Grammys last night. The first was Deadmau5‘s super-cool, light-up mouse head (which I would be wearing to work every day were one to somehow fall into my hands, hint hint). And the second was this amazing commercial from Chipotle: the first big, national ad buy from the company, and an uncontested out-of-the-park home run besides.
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Chipotle’s Walnut Street location is set to open on October 20th.
Meredith’s in Berwyn has become Aneau, a bistro and wine bar. There will be 30 wines for under $30 and a “more well-rounded, hipper” dining experience.
Lord Chesterfield is on the fridge at Standard Tap.
The Capital Grille in King of Prussia is set to open on November 8th. Gino’s Hamburgers in King of Prussia is even less far out.
Dobbs is looking to make another go of it on South Street. A.D. Amorosi puts the hoped-for opening in November. [City Paper]
Over the weekend with barely a peep, Denim became Whisper. [The Insider]
It doesn’t look good for Ro-Zu where mail has been piling up inside the front door. [The Insider]
Falafel Factory didn’t make it a year, the 18th Street quick-serve spot has been padlocked. [The Insider]
Mugshots Girard Avenue location is on its way by October 31st. [Phoodie]