Chipotle Restaurant Gift Card – They Do Have A Sense Of Humor

You can buy gift cards for eating at your local Chipotle restaurant, but read the back of the card for some entertaining information:

Believe it or not, this card is made from corn plastic, an abundant, renewable resource. While it does help to reduce the demand for petroleum based plastics, it is still not edible. So please refrain from eating the card. But you can use the card to eat, obviously, at Chipotle.

Treat your Chipotle gift card like cash. Cash that may only be used for making purchases at Chipotle restaurants – you can try and use it someplace else, but it won’t be accepted, and you’ll probably be mocked. It cannot be redeemed for cash or applied as payment to any account unless required by law. Chipotle is not responsible for unauthorized use of this card – namely someone other than the rightful owner using it to score a burrito. Except in certain circumstances, the value on this card will not be replaced if the card is lost, stolen or destroyed. Use of this card, constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

It is good to see that the folks at Chipotle have a good sense of humor, and are able to mock the standard legalese that most gift cards force upon us.

I have never eaten at a Chipotle restaurant, so I cannot comment on the food.  But if you have eaten at Chipotle, let us know what you think.

Comments welcome.

Source – Peter X. Tang’s Blog

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  • the oracle

    The menu is small, tacos, burritos, and a few other things like a salad plate with Mexican style dressing, and quesadillas.

    Everything is of very high quality and usually organic. There are choices of chicken, steak, pork (carnitas), or barbeque beef mexican style (barbacoa), there are several styles of salsa, fresh guacamole and everything is in large portion.

    A steak burrito is about $6, but also about 8″ long and about 5″ in diameter. I am a big man with a big appetite and I can only eat about 1.5 of them. I usually hold it to just one, so I have some room for their absolutely great tortilla chips with guacamole (sea salt and lime on the chips, always fresh!) and the places are simple and clean, with music that appeals to a wide variety of people (in SoCal it’s not easy to please the children and grandma with one type of music, they seem to strike a good balance at these places).

    It is fast food, but it is not fried, nor greasy, the ingredients are healthy, and its easy to eat there or take out. If you live in a college town, you see all the college kids hang there.

    They used to be owned by McDonalds, but I don’t think that is the case any more.

    For fun, reasonably priced quality food (if you like Mexican cuisine) you cannot do better.

    • Ron Schenone

      Thanks Marc for the info.

  • Phillip

    I love Chipotle, pronounced “Chip Oat Lay” btw.

    Their Chicken Fajita burritos are my fave. They are so big that I can’t eat a whole one in one sitting, so I usually ask for an extra tortilla (sometimes they give you one for free, sometimes they charge you 25 – 50 cents). Then when I’m at the table, I open up the burrito, remove half the guts and place them into the second tortilla, and roll them both back up. I wrap up the second one and take it home for later.

    I also really enjoy their chips and guacamole. The service has always been great. The food is always fresh and the staff is friendly and efficient.

  • CherylB

    Hey, my grand daughter can eat a whole burrito. She is 6 and weighs about 60 lbs. I think she has hollow legs. lol. But this is a good value and good food.

  • Andy

    Chipotle? Tasty, tasty, tasty!!!

  • Michael Cronin

    You call this an unbiased report? This is article is only biased. You journalism majors must have a different dictionary with its own set of definitions.

    • JohnF

      glad someone realized this is a bullshit of an article. i hope he meant it as a joke

  • Dixie Gillaspie

    I’m not a fan of this move – neither am I a fan of your reasoning. While your description of yourself at 19 is amusing (and possibly a reasonably accurate representation of most kids that age) there are exceptions. College can kill a spirit as surely as it can educate a mind, not all do, but it doesn’t make college the most nurturing environment for most entrepreneurially minded individuals. And then there’s the investment… You say that they are throwing away their investment, the money they will be given only pays their school debt to date making it a wash. From this, can we not infer that you believe the value in college is in the completion not the education, the degree and not the knowledge? Because otherwise they have already received value for the money they have paid (and borrowed) have they not? Makes me wonder what you think the REAL value is in a college education. Babysitting until you’re old enough to have some sense and a scrap of paper that says you’ve jumped through a set of hoops? No wonder a college education is so expensive!