Chipotle is scrapping chorizo from its menu

Posted at 8:58 PM, Sep 19, 2017

Chipotle is scrapping chorizo from its menu.

A spokesperson for the Mexican chain restaurant said in an email that chorizo made up less than three-percent of the companies sales, compared to the other meats offered like steak, chicken and barbacoa.

As the company was testing its recently-added queso dip in Colorado and California, it was also testing chorizo. One market sold both queso and chorizo while the other sold queso.

"Our aim in doing that was to get a sense for customer reaction and operational efficiencies," the spokesperson said. "When we made the decision to rollout queso nationwide, we ultimately decided to add queso and remove chorizo."

It is not clear exactly when restaurants would stop selling chorizo, however.

A week after Chipotle unveiled its queso, people have taken to social media to share their reviews. 

Foodies long asked Chipotle to add queso to its menu, but the restaurant had trouble finding a way to make it without additives. It is made with aged cheddar cheese, tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers.

Chipotle said during the rollout that the flavor might vary between stores due to variances in the cheddar cheese's characteristics.