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Smaller Portions Continue to Get Smaller!
Posted by Cubaunida on 12/26/2013
LAKE FOREST BETWEEN ROCKFIELD AND EL TORO, CALIFORNIA -- I have been a fan of Chipotle ever since I discovered them back several years ago. I used to eat there at least once per week for lunch. What caught my attention was the taste and size of portions. It was a bit pricey, but I thought that the size and taste compensated for the price. About six months ago I started noticing how the portions of the rice and beef where getting smaller and smaller. I talked it over with couple of my coworkers and they all agreed to my finding. So, I knew it wasn't me over reacting. Today 12-26-13 after not trying Chipotle for over 6 months I decided to give it another chance. To my surprise, the portions were smaller than before. I guess I should have been thankful for experiencing large portions at one point in this restaurant.
     
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Posted by Millsap74 on 10/26/2013
GAMBRILLS, MARYLAND -- Took my mom there for her first visit and we felt very rushed. They put wrong ingredients on our bowls. When we asked them to change employee rolled her eyes and made smart comment. I asked to speak with the manager. I told her the situation she said she would speak with her. We went to find a table which was dirty and the whole time we were there manager never spoke with employee. This is not how I wanted my moms first time being there to end up.
     
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Posted by clutzycook on 2013-10-30:
If the manager was any good they wouldn't be speaking with the employee in the front of the restaurant. They would pull them aside away from the public eye to give them their talking to. It could be that the manager was planning on addressing it later in the day when there weren't customers to take care of.
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Boycott Chipotle Until The VP Washes My Car Seat
Posted by Tplsbtm on 06/06/2012
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- On 6/6/12 at around 2:30pm I purchased a burrito bowl. when I got home I lifted the bag and there is a stain that made me think I spilled the bag. I looked and the bag had been upright along with the product. There were no signs of spilling over the top either or around the edge of the bowl. What I did notice was the bottom of the bowl was leaking. I took it back and asked for the store manager his name was Ben. He inspected it said it doesn't happen a lot but it looks like I got a defective bowl. I explained it leaked on my car seat cover and asked what they would do about it. he looked confused. I asked about getting it spot cleaned and being repaid the cost. He said he would need the GM to authorize that, he couldn't. I asked how I would get ahold of him and Ben went and got Patrick who also admitted the bowl looked defective as it had no damage or obvious holes but was leaking and soggy. He said he could replace the bowl as there are health issues with serving it like that but he could do nothing about the car. I asked his name and the other guys name so I could take this further and he handed me his card then walked away without saying anything. He didn't even care enough to look at the seat or that we were really talking about a few dollars to spot clean the seat an I would be fronting the cost.
     
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Posted by clutzycook on 2012-06-07:
Have you tried emailing corporate? They've been pretty responsive any time I've had to contact them. That being said, I wouldn't hold your breath on getting them to pay to have your seat cleaned.
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-06-07:
I think it's just an inherent risk that goes with ordering food that comes in a bowl or cup. I would doubt if they are going to pay to have your seat cleaned.
Posted by KevinTX on 2012-06-07:
I agree with FoDaddy... putting food in your car seat has a risk of spillage.

Of course, even if you put it on the floor you'd have a stained floor mat.. so hmm, not a win win either way :)
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Posted by Mespecial27 on 06/01/2012
MEDINA, OHIO -- The employees were just rude to me. I felt like I wasn't welcome there. Also, I felt like half of them smelled like alcohol and drugs. I don't know if the managers are okaying them to do so, but I feel like that's against the law and company policies. I would like this place to be invested or shut down. I will never return back to this company again until I know that the managers and employees are clean. Also, I overheard one of the employees talking about doing drugs at the work place. I cannot believe the manager was allowing them to talk about it at a work place.
     
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Posted by clutzycook on 2012-06-02:
Odds are the manager wasn't in earshot
Posted by TLSmith on 2012-06-02:
Did you order food and then eat it anyway?
Posted by Ella on 2012-09-07:
The Strongsville branch is the same way - the employees and management are on some sort of drugs. It is very sad that this is allowed. I will never eat at Chipotle anywhere.
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Vegetarians Beware
Posted by The Customer Service Advisor on 12/09/2010
On 12/08/10, I ate at the Chipotle in Oak Brook, IL on 22nd St.

I asked to speak with the manager. She was a very short (4'11" Hispanic woman). I am a vegetarian and wanted guacamole tacos. In the past, when I have asked for quacamole tacos, I have ended up with very soggy tomato tacos with a garnish of guacamole. That wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted guacamole tacos. So, I told her what I wanted. I wanted an order of tacos. That isn't what she charged me for (unbeknownst to me at the time). She charged me for two tacos, when I expected to get three. At no time did I tell her I wanted to buy my tacos individually. I was charged $2.20 per taco + $1.80 for guacamole (for a total of $6.71 with tax). The guacamole was the main ingredient for my vegetarian tacos. It was not like I was asking for extra garnish. When someone buys meat tacos you do not charge extra for the meat. When I left I was starving and had to go eat lunch someplace else.

Also, the parking spots in the parking spots only left about 14" in between cars. If I lived close to that location, I wouldn't go there anyway, because the chances of your car getting dinged are extremely high.

How is a vegetarian supposed to get what they order and not be overcharged?
     
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Posted by FlShopper on 2010-12-09:
What exactly does the woman's height have to do with anything. I'm not sure what they put in a veggie taco but I do know that Chipotles charges us carnivores extra for guacamole. Is it normally included in a veggie dish?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-09:
If I understand your review right, you wanted to substitute the main ingredient, meat, for guacamole (a guac taco) and are upset b/c you were charged regular price for a meat taco and extra for the guac. And that this is not an actual item on their menu. Is that right? Do they have an actual veggie taco on their menu?

Not familiar with Chipotle, but can only assume they don't do substitutions like that and that's why you were charged the way you were.

Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-12-09:
guacamole is a separate item on the menu (with chips). You were ordering a "side" if you will of guacamole, therefore the additional charge. When you choose a lifestyle, you sometimes have to pay more. IE an organic only lawn, garden or diet will definitely cost you more than "off the shelf" non organic will.
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-09:
Avocados are expensive. I would think to have a taco stuffed with guac rather than meat would be a special order and would cost more. How much are tacos normally?
Posted by rockfishing on 2010-12-09:
If you don't want to be overcharged for being a vegetarian then simply go to a vegetarian restaurant. Since there is no guacamole tacos you simply got a regular beef taco without the meat and extra guacamole. Since the poor woman behind the counter had no other way to document your special order you got what you asked for. You still have to pay for the beef even though you did not want it and you had to pay for the extra guacamole. Otherwise the woman behind the counter would have to pay for it. Plus your special order caused extra labor. It's your choice not to eat meat and request special meals, you have to pay for it.
Posted by andbran on 2010-12-10:
why not just go to a restuarant that is vegetarian?
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They Lied
Posted by Clutzycook on 09/11/2010
ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS -- So, three weeks ago I posted a compliment for the restaurant about a negative experience and their positive response. Here it is three weeks later and I'm still waiting for them to come through with their promised gift cards. I waited two weeks before responding to corporate about the lack of cards. The following day (this past Monday), the manager of the store in question called me and was falling all over himself in apologizes about the poor service and he promised to send me the aforementioned gift cards. I gave him my address and waited patently to no avail. Even with the holiday, the absolute latest the cards should have arrived in my mailbox was yesterday or today. While I am not specifically angling to get free food, the service was poor and they have promised to make good. I'm just trying to get them to hold up their end of the bargain.
     
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Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-09-11:
Get his e-mail and send him a link to these pages
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-11:
I emailed them immediately after I posted this and told them that I have posted a negative review about them here.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-09-11:
keep us posted.
Posted by werelucky on 2010-09-11:
You complemented a negative experience? If your not specifically angling to get free food, does that mean you are unspecifically angling to get free food?
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-11:
werelucky, I complimented how the company handled the complaint about the negative experience. And while I will appreciate getting some free food, my main reason for pushing this issue is that if a company promised to make good on an issue, they should do so and not just pay lip service to the customer. They said they would do something, and I am doing my best to ensure that they do so.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-11:
The only thing worse than not getting a response from a company is when the company doesn't follow through on its promise. It makes the customer feel tricked and deceived.

I don't see anything wrong with complimenting a company on how it handled a complaint, and then complaining that the company didn't follow through. If clutzy was offered the gift cards before writing the compliment, then why would the compliment be considered angling for free food? And why wouldn't she now complain that the manager didn't make good on his promise?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-12:
clutzy, is the restaurant far away? Couldnt you just go pick them up?
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-12:
The restaurant is in the same town that I live in but I would rather that they not get a look at me in case they decide to add a few ingredients to my burrito if you catch my drift.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-09-12:
Good grief. I hate it when businesses do this. I had a similar issue with Olive garden years ago.

I didnt ask for a gift card; it was offered then never arrived. Needles to say, after following up twice I gave up and just dont eat there any longer.
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-09-12:
I agree, raven. I think it would have almost been better if Chipotle hadn't ever responded to my complaint in the first place. Then I would know for a fact that they don't give a flying fart.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-09-12:
PERZACTLY!
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A Bad Situation Turned Good
Posted by Clutzycook on 08/21/2010
After the overly stressful day I had in cyberspace and in real life, I did not feel like cooking on Thursday. So, I ordered Chipotle for my husband and Noodles and Co. for myself. Noodles was great, as usual. Here's the email I ended up sending to Chipotle regarding my experience there...

I am extremely disappointed in the service I received at the Algonquin store this evening. My husband and I adore your burritos and chips and salsa, but after tonight's events, I may have to rethink my preferences. I placed an order online for pickup at 5:25pm. I arrived at the store at 5:27 pm (according to my watch). When I arrived, I went to the register and asked for my order. The cashier looked to the wall where the tickets were posted and called for another employee while they hurriedly made my order. When they bagged my food, they tried to ring up the order when I informed them that I had already paid when I ordered online. I then asked for the extra salsa that I had requested in the order and asked why the order wasn't ready when I arrived. They gave the excuse that they like to have it fresh and hot. While I appreciate their concern for the quality of the food, I informed them that the point of ordering ahead is for the food to be ready when the customer arrives. If I was concerned about how hot my food was, I would order it when I arrived at the store. I asked to speak with the manager. When the manager came out, he apologized but gave the same excuse about having the food hot and fresh. At this point, I had to ask twice more for my extra salsa. When they finally gave it to me, I left. When I arrived home and started to eat my chips and salsa. I noticed that the salsa tasted as though the tomatoes were rotten! This has to have been the worst experience I have ever had in one of your stores and I think it will be a long time before I set foot in it again. I work too hard for my money to throw it away on rotten food and terrible service.

Here's their reply...

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry that your online order with our Algonquin restaurant on Thursday was not ready for you at the specified time. Online ordering is a convenient option designed for customers who would rather bypass the wait in line. Therefore, you should never have to wait for your order to be made upon arrival. I can also imagine your frustration with having our team make excuses for your order not being ready on time, along with having to request several times for your salsa. Additionally, our salsa should never taste rotten, as it is make fresh, twice daily. I will communicate these issues with the folks who oversee this location and make sure that our online orders are being completed by the designated time and that we are serving simply the freshest ingredients.

I would like redeem your order by sending you a couple free burrito cards and a free chip & guac card (good for salsa too). Simply send me your mailing address and I will get those out to you shortly. Rest assured, your feedback and satisfaction is important to us, and your next order will be top-notch!

Thanks for your patience.


See? That's how customer service is supposed to be! Some of the businesses we complain about here should take note.


***Update 9/11/10***
Chipotle has not send me the promised cards. See my next review with this company.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-21:
I love eating at chipotle one of my fave Burrito places. Glad Chipotle made things right.
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-08-21:
Me too, wally. I haven't eaten there much this summer since I've been on WW, but with free burrito cards coming (hopefully), I might have to have a "naughty eating day" and have one :).
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-21:
The Burritos are huge and filling. I dunno why they charge almost 2 bucks for some Guac or salasa though.
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-22:
Great to see a problem corrected as it should be, Clutzy!
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-08-22:
Wow, a COUPLE of free burritos, that's good stuff!
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-08-22:
Glad to see good customer service is a focus of this place. I LOVE their burritos.

And I agree, why order ahead if they are gonna wait until you get there to make the food??
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-08-22:
That's what I was trying to explain to them, raven. I don't know if there was a language or an intelligence barrier in place there, but after the day I had on Thursday, I was in no mood to break it down into small syllables for them.
Posted by Alain on 2010-09-12:
They promised the cards. Time for them to deliver.
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RESOLVED: Overpriced and unfairly portioned
Posted by Jrodriguezfl on 08/06/2010
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- I stopped by today to grab lunch to go before work, and ordered my usual steak burrito minus rice and beans. Keep in mind this is not my first time visiting chipotle. Today the girl making my burrito put an insanely small amount of steak on my burrito. I asked her if the portions got smaller. She said "No, it looks like less because theres no rice and beans on it". That was the silliest thing I've ever heard because I order the same thing all the time and this was the first time out of all my visits I could actually count the pieces of steak. Anyway I asked how much it would be for extra steak and she said 2.75!!! I said no thank you and almost thought about cancelling the whole order but there were people behind me. The gentleman behind me even had to ask for more beans on his burrito bowl so it wasn't just my imagination that the portions were being rationed more than usual. I guess I am complaining because when a burrito is 6.00, you would expect a decent size amount of meat. I will go to another location in Jax and compare and if it's still a half scoop of meat I'll just go to Taco Bell from now on.


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UPDATE: I received a very nice email from corporate regarding this experience. It is as follows:


Janelle,

Thank you for writing to us. I'm sorry we skimped on the amount of steak we added to your burrito the other day. We have not, as a company, instructed our servers to reduce portion sizes so we'll contact our Orange Park restaurant to ensure they're offering the appropriate portions.

For your troubles, we'd like to cover your next meal with us. If you reply with your mailing address, I'll send out one of our burrito bucks (good for any of our meals). I'm confident, the next time you dine with us, your meal will be hearty and delicious.

We look forward to serving you again soon!
Sincerely,

Joel

Joel Bond | Marketing Consultant

Chipotle Mexican Grill



I was very happy that they took the time to reply to me. Alot of these emails to companies go unanswered. I haven't had the chance to go back to Chipotle yet, but I will soon and will do another review regarding the portions.
     
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Posted by andbran on 2010-08-06:
maybe the restaurants food bill went up.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-08-06:
Eh I can see where your coming from. I love Chipotle, but I order the same thing every time, a chicken burrito with just rice and cheese. Every time it seems like a different size, and it is. It looks like they just eyeball portion size for meat so if you have someone with a big eye you get more meat. They don't have time to weigh portions out so it's just how it has to be.
Posted by Jrodriguezfl on 2010-08-23:
Thanks Ytropious! Yeah, it was just my observation that during my last visit the portion was unreasonably small. From most servers putting a whole scoop of meat versus barely a half scoop in my last visit. Like I said, I could could eight little pieces of steak, and I was really shocked.
Posted by Jrodriguezfl on 2010-08-23:
*I could count*
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Cheese cheapskates
Posted by Furman on 05/07/2010
MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA -- I went to the Ridgedale MN. Chipotle tonight though this applies to all my visits in town they ask you what you want on your selection and when it comes to the cheese they put the smallest amount possible on them. I repeatedly ask them to put on more cheese. When my second selection came around I told him to put on the same ingredients on this selection too he then attempted the cheapskate cheese portion again. are they bringing the extra cheese home at night? I would rather have more cheese than all the meat which would balance the flavor. I looked at there website but found no place for reviews. Love the food !
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-07:
I love eating at chipotle I agree they tend to be cheap with the toppings.
Posted by Weedwhacked on 2010-05-07:
You do realize that they have marketing specialists that determined how much cheese should be put on the food to make it profitable don't you? They can't go by your own individual taste. If you want extra cheese, pay for it.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-05-08:
Actually Chipotle seems to have no portion standards. I get a different amount of chicken every time it seems. Some people do a whole spoon, some do a spoon and a half, some give me a skimpy spoon, etc. The preparers just eyeball it. I always eat there so I never get a chance to take it home and weigh it and truly see how much it changes each time. I wrote an email to Chipotle once inquiring about a new location and they sent me a very nice email back. I bet you can send them an email asking about the cheese issues and they would be nice in sending you one back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-08:
Some of my favorite complaints on this site follow the same formula as this complaint.

"I didn't like [blank] so I asked them to fix it and they did."
Posted by Skye on 2010-05-08:
I don't think they are being cheap. They have portion control for the items and that's what they go by. Glad you got what you asked for and enjoy the food. At least they didn't try to nickel and dime you for the little bit of extra portion you requested.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-08:
They charge you 1.50 for a dab of Guac thats to much for guac.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-05-08:
Skye, that's true, but I have a reverse complaint. Someone who gets a loaded burrito with the works, tons of cheese, salsas, sour cream, you name it pays the same as me, someone who just gets chicken, rice, and cheese. They used to secretly charge a "line item" price of like 4.90 for my not so loaded burrito, but they don't anymore. I think there should be a "value" burrito for people who don't get the works.
Posted by Skye on 2010-05-08:
I totally agree with you Yt. I do not eat Chipotles, I find it too spicy for myself, but my husband does, and those burrito's he has brought home for himself were always HUGE.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-08:
The times I have gone to Chipotle they make the burritos so huge they can hardly wrap them. My friends and I just buy one now, split it and then order a side of chips and guacamole to go with it. The portion of cheese that I have gotten has always been enough, but I guess the term "enough" is subjective and depends on who you are asking.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-08:
I have been known to scarf doown two of the burritos when hungry.
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Great food, needs more salsa
Posted by Clutzycook on 09/16/2009
ALGONQUIN, IL -- My husband and I LOVE Chipotle burritos. We also love the chips and salsa. I could eat the salsa by itself. My only complaint is that while they give you a good-sized bag of chips, they only give you a little cup with maybe 3 tablespoons of salsa in it. That's nowhere close to being enough for two people when they're enjoying the chips. usually I get a little salsa on a couple of chips, then my husband polishes off what's left of the salsa (maybe a tablespoon or two), leaving me with just plain chips. As I said before; awesome salsa, there just needs to be more of it.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
All you have to do is ask for extra salsa.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
yeah and then charge me an extra 50 cents for it. I just want enough salsa to go with my chips for the price. Besides, they'd probably mess up and put in on my burrito, LOL :P.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
another good review, clutzycook.

I had no idea they charged for extra salsa.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
You're right. What they give you is good for about 3 or 4 chips.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Sorry but I gotta say it. If spending a dollar or two more for extra salsa is going to break you perhaps eating out is not for you.
Evey Mexican restaurant I have been in only gives a little salsa and sour cream and guacamole. Extra is $2.50. I buy it. I know how hard it is to maintain a business in these times.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
sorry but I gotta say it. you're wrong and there's no need for you to suggest someone is too poor to eat out.

most mexican restaurants provide all the salsa one wants free of charge.

they do however typically charge for xtra sour cream or xtra guacamole.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
King, I didn't say the OP WAS too poor. Just suggesting that if 50 cents is too much perhaps they should stay home.

The key word is MOST. Not ALL. My Mex place to eat has the best food that is why I am willing to pay. Why does everyone complain about THIS store charging just because THAT one gives it free? THIS store is not THAT one.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
I'm not saying that an extra 50 cents is too much to spend, but what I am saying is that if they give you a lot of chips, they should give you an appropriate amount of salsa to eat with it. I don't want extra, I just want enough :)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
nah, it was rude and you meant to be snide. else you wouldn't have posted it for there was no mention of clutzycook stating it was [breaking] her to spring for the extra 50 cents, but rather that it seemed odd to offer so many chips, yet so little salsa.



Posted by trp2hevn on 2009-09-16:
What's the point in getting chips if there isn't enough salsa for them? The Mexican restaurant that I frequent gives you a little tiny bowl too, but thank goodness all I have to do is ask and they bring me some more. I'd rather give an extra .50 in the tip than to have to pay for salsa that should just come with the chips.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
It is the same with the cheese dip. You get a little and more chips than you get sauce. I was not being snide. I can't help that you take things as an attack.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Clutzy, I have seen that happen before and they put it on another guy's burrito!
When they give me a funny look when I ask for salsa I offer up the 50 cent. It's worth it.
My beef with them is the lack of meat in their meals.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Ladyscot, I like you, but some of your comments do tend to get out of line. They should give you a decent amount of salsa for your chips. Places like Baja fresh have a bar were you can pick up as much salsa as you want for free.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
let's talk about this ladyscot. esp since it seems I'm not the only one that took your remark to be quite rude. if you weren't intending to be snide, what exactly was your intention in posting such a remark?

again, clutzycook made no mention that it was a financial strain on her to pony up the extra 50 cents, she was simply [and did a great job, I might add] stating that it would be nice if there was enough salsa for the amount of chips served.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
We are talking CHIPOTLE not Baja and LadyS is spot on regarding these tough times for restaurants.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
so you support her rude comment to clutzycook, eh zzrokk? is that what you're saying?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
I apologize then if my comment was taken as being rude. It was not intended as being rude. Trust me. I am the least politically correct person you will ever meet. If I intend you to be insulted, you will know. :)

I only mentioned the 50 cents because the OP mentioned it as part of her complaint.

Posting words does not really have a personal feel so emotion can not come through. I am not mean, but if I intend to tick you off you will know cause I will tell you lol.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Usually when it's tough times for restaurants they bend over backwards to attract/keep customers. It's just salsa for pete's sake. Every single Mexican restaurant around here gives you all the salsa you can slurp down. Keep pissing off your customers there's a business plan that can't fail.

Excellent comments KJ and Wally.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
I know they did that, zz. I read your review shortly after I posted mine :).

As far as the chips and salsa debate, if they only want to give a few tablespoons of salsa to the customers, then they should reduce the amount of chips given. I don't doubt that these are tough times for restaurants, but they're tough times for the average Joe Taco-eater too, and if we're going to spend our hard-earned money in any business, we want to get our money's worth. Am I right?
Posted by Fufu487 on 2009-09-16:
lol people, people!! Lets just relax, sit down, and talk about this calmly over a nice bowl of chips and salsa :D

Can't we all just get along?? Lol
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Clutzycook, The customer is always right so of course you're right.
Posted by Fufu487 on 2009-09-16:
and btw, im with you all the way clutzy, I LOVE salsa, and would be heartbroken to eat dry chips :(
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
LOL Fufu. Chips, sure. Salsa, we're gonna be short. :D
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
I don't see anything on this post that was rude. The opinions and suggestions were both well written and polite.
If offense was taken by anyone, they need to get over it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
*smacks Stew with a bowl full of salsa*
:-)
I, too, dig Chipotle. Hmmmm... I guess it's just a Texas thing, but whenever I go into my local Chipotle, they don't skimp on the salsa. But, then again, I don't know where you're from Clutzy. You could be from Texas, too. If not, come on down... !
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
of course you're right, clutzy. good job.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
I'm from IL, bear. That's a little far to go for salsa, even though it's probably better there anyway. And I hear everything's bigger in Texas, so it's only natural that the salsa servings would be as well :).
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Ah, that explains it, Clutzy. j/k :-)
Well, use the knowledge I have bestowed upon you should you ever decide to give Texas a visit. :-)
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
+1 bear, clutzy, being from the Republik of Illinois explains it. LOL!
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
what's that supposed to mean jk?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
Just saying that Illinois is not know for it's Mexican food, but more for it's politik's from a dumb Southerner's point of view. No offense intended....welcome to M3C!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
I almost went to Chipotle today but the line was outside of the door. The chips and salsa is nearly a meal in itself. ($1.75) Even Stewart can afford that on his "ONCUE" budget, right Stew?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
I cannot eat tortilla chips plain. They MUST have salsa or guac or soemthing on them. 50 cents is ridicilous to pay for extra salsa.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Zz, I can make you some nummy mexican food
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
You're absolutely right about politics in Illinois, jk, and not in a good way either. To make matters worse, I live near Chicago, the birthplace of political corruption (or was that NYC?).
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
ZZ, When I walk into Cue it's like a beginning scene of a Cheers episode -- STEW!!!! I get more free soda refills than a cop and the roller food that's too old to sell.. yeah, they turn me on to it. So ah little man don't be dissing the Cue.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
clutzy, take your pick.
Stew, the way I travel, they do that at the hotels I stay in.
Voted this helpful for the information. A particular location would be more helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
Clutzy, how many DECADES have the Daley's been running that city?
"....roller food that's too old to sell...." Yuck!
I can't talk since I had one of those huge $2.49 microwaveable burritos from RITE-AID today.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
Darned if I know, zz. Too long, I'm sure. I'm originally from central IL. I only moved up here about 4 years ago and I live in the suburbs to boot, so I stay as far away from that junk as possible. Of course, you have to remember that his dad ran the city for eons back in the day, too, so I'm sure it seems like he's been there even longer. BTW, did you get a bottle of pepto to go with that burrito? :p

JK, I edited the review just for you :).
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
My Mother is from Chicago. I used to hate going there for vacation in the 60s and 70s.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
yeah I feel your pain. If you thought it was bad then, it's probably even worse now. I refuse to drive there unless I have locked doors and a GPS.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
Thanks, LOL, it is just that just because a particular location screws things up, doesn't make the whole chain bad.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-09-16:
I never said it was a screw-up. I was just saying that I'd like more salsa. The store as a whole isn't too bad. Food's decent, workers are relatively polite. Can't get much better than that.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-16:
'cept they need to put more salsa in the bowl!!! Nite all
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16:
still haven't checked out the Chipotle,i'm a Mexican Food snob.It has to be authentic for me to give it some respect.
I love those 'fast food' Mexican joints that have the salsa bar,along with fresh chips.You can get all you want @ no extra charge..dine in or take out.There are a few up by me..Rodrigo's is my all time favorite...there is a great Mexican bakery a few towns over that has the best Carne Asada burritos i've ever slopped down,worth the drive for sure.



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