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Request That Chipotle Make Pinto Beans Vegetarian

With more than 200 Chipotle locations in the United States, the fast-food Mexican chain is becoming a major player in the national restaurant scene. Specializing in burritos, Chipotles black beans are vegetarian. Unfortunately, the pinto beans are cooked with bacon.

Few customersif any at allwould stop buying Chipotles burritos if the pinto beans were vegetarian, yet taking out the lone animal ingredient in the beans would make the chain more attractive to millions of Americans who avoid pork for ethical, health, and religious reasons.

Since Chipotle sells thousands, if not tens of thousands of burritos daily, removing the bacon from its pinto beans could do just as much--if not more--good as getting some number of individuals to stop eating bacon. And the best part is that it takes virtually no effort on our part, so we have very little investment with a potentially high payoff.

Please politely let Chipotle know that vegetarians and others who avoid pork would love to have more options when they visit the hundreds of Chipotle locations across the country. Call or email Chipotle and ask them to take the bacon out of the beans! (See this sample correspondence.)

Contact Chipotle today!

[email protected]

303-595-4000
 

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Great idea! My coworkers are always talking about how awesome chipotle is, but I won't try it because of the bacon.
 

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Chipotle is awesome! Everything else there is safe, except for the flesh, cheese and sour cream of course.

They make a mean veggie burrito. I get mine with veggies, guacomole, corn salsa, black beans, and rice. MMMMMMMmmmmmm...check it out. Cool web site too.

Hey, if they don't change the pinto beans it's not a big deal to me. The black beans are available and vegetarian.
 

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Chipotle is owned by McDonald's. Would you really trust them if they all of a sudden said they changed their recipe and the beans were now vegan?

Personally, I avoid McDonald's and/or it's subsidiaries b/c of the whole french fry thing. I have a very hard time believing anything that corporation says.
 

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They actually are careful not to claim that their cheese is vegetarian- it has rennet. But while you are asking them to make the pinto beans veg, ask them to make nutritional info available. I was very disappointed when they said they had none.
 

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Originally Posted by chipotle View Post

Mike,

Right now we are not looking to alter or replace our existing items,

since

the simplicity of our menu has been key to the success of Chipotle. We

are

sympathetic to our vegetarian customer's needs, so you never know, this

may change down the road.

Sincerely,

David Chrisman

Mo'Joe

Chipotle
So comes the reply...

Now that I know they're owned by McDonalds I'm not sure if I want to eat their vegan things.
 

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Originally Posted by dotnetdiva View Post

I'm addicted to those d*mn burritos. Sent them an email about their pinto bean problem. Thanks for making me aware of this.
Well at least the black beans are vegetarian and always have been.

in reply to mikie's reply letter- wouldn't vegetarian refried beans be simpler than ones with pork? That way everybody can eat them, they don't have to teach their employees not to put the refried beans on vegetarian burritos or warn customers when they ask for them.
 

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Originally Posted by Thalia View Post

They actually are careful not to claim that their cheese is vegetarian- it has rennet. But while you are asking them to make the pinto beans veg, ask them to make nutritional info available. I was very disappointed when they said they had none.
the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) analyzed the nutrition of Chipotle's food last month. Here is a link to the findings.

http://www.cspinet.org/nah/10_03/freshmex.pdf

you need to download Adobe Acrobat to view it.

Baja Fresh, Rubio's and La Salsa are included also - and with more applicable veggie info included.
 
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