I wasn’t aware a trip to Chipotle was leaving people wanting, but there are ways to get more food for your buck there…
#1.) Get the burrito bowl, not a burrito. The burrito bowl and burrito cost the same price. But when the employee is dumping stuff into the bowl and not into a tortilla shell, they give you a LOT more.
One test online found you get about 0.6 pounds of ingredients inside a Chipotle burrito . . . and 1.08 pounds inside their burrito bowl. That’s about 80% more.
#2.) Get the tortilla on the side. When you order a burrito bowl, Chipotle will give you a tortilla on the side. You just have to ask. They’ll also give you their smaller, taco-size tortillas. That way you can make your own burritos out of the contents.
#3.) Double the beans and rice. Chipotle employees guard the meat amounts carefully. But they don’t really care about beans or rice.
So, AFTER you order beans or rice, ask for a full EXTRA scoop. And make sure you do it after . . . don’t order “double beans” first . . . so that you get the traditional really big first scoop.
#4.) Avoid the lunch rush. The worst time to go to Chipotle is when there’s a line out the door. The employees will try to conserve their ingredients so they don’t slow things down by waiting for more. You’ll get a little more food at off-peak hours.
#5.) Try half-and-half meat. Instead of just ordering chicken or steak or barbacoa, try ordering half chicken, half steak.
USUALLY you’ll end up getting more than the usual portion of meat . . . but you do run the risk of getting an EVIL employee who screws you with small scoops of both.