I haven’t been into Chipotle in a while but we went there the other day for lunch and realized that I could no longer get steak soft tacos for $6.07 after tax, I now have to pay something like $6.37 before taxes. I wouldn’t mind paying a little more if there was a guarantee that I would not get “chewy” pieces of steak in my tacos. I swear, everytime I get the steak tacos I end up spitting out half of the meat because it’s too chewy for my teeth to break apart. Sometimes it’s not even just little parts of a piece, but rather, the entire piece of steak. It’s also quite embarrassing when you’re out to eat with friends or whoever and all of a sudden you get one really chewy piece that you have no desire to swallow, but don’t know what to do. Spitting it out, even into a napkin, always just seems rude to me, but what else do you do?
I’ll still continue to eat at Chipotle despite the price increase and the chewy steak, but it’s only because there’s no taco bell near work. I’d rather pay $1 for meat that came out of a caulking gun than pay $2.15 for a taco that I can’t chew and have to spit out. Both tend to have the same results when coming out the other end, so I really can’t see a reason to spend the extra money if I don’t have to. Don’t get me wrong, Chipotle is delicious and has a lot more flavor than T-Bell, but I did not pay money to chew the meat and then spit it out. What good is that going to do me?