Last month, the devastating news broke that everybody’s favorite fast-casual Mexican restaurant, Chipotle, was responsible for a series of E. coli outbreaks throughout the country. Even though the Center for Disease control recently issued a statement claiming that the outbreaks are over, the public remains uneasy about the safety of Chipotle’s food.
As a response to the buzz among loyal customers who fear their next trip down the line, Chipotle will close all restaurants on February 8th between 11 am and 3 pm to conduct a national employee meeting focusing on food safety.
While the fine employees of this chain are brushing up on their food washing and prepping skills, it’s very important that we all remain calm and stay positive about the future of Chipotle. In the meantime, here are some Chipotle-inspired recipes to hold you over until February 9th. Or 3:01 pm. #NoJudgment
Why spend your time pouting when you can prepare this adorable mason jar and unleash the trendy, sustainable side of you that you never knew you had?
Too lazy to prepare meat? Leave that to Chipotle another day and make a black bean burrito for a delicious shortcut.
It’s basically like you’re at Chipotle, you just have to put in some arm work on the cutting board for this recipe. Make. These. Sacrifices.
You’re hungry. And tired. And Chipotle doesn’t have Fritos. But you do. So make this.
On any other day, you’re a Chipotle addict, but today, you are a passionate homemade salsa maker. Embrace it.
Fake it ’til you make it with this bowl.
Let’s face it. Today has gone to shit because Chipotle is closed. This obviously calls for tequila.