Chipotle is a chain of fast food associated with Mexican cuisines. It was a dream idea of Steve Ells, the CEO and founder of the chain who while starting the first restaurant didn’t dream of opening more than a single restaurant. However, the type of fast food served in the restaurant became so popular that Chipotle has become one of the most famous fast food franchises in the world.
So, how did Steve start it all? After graduation, he worked at a restaurant learning to cook properly and to taste it critically. With a little help from his parents, Steve was able to set up the first Chipotle catering restaurant in Colorado in 1993. His restaurant became immensely popular and he was able to set up two more in just another two years. With rise in fame and stature and with cash flowing in, Steve was able to open five more restaurants in Denver 1996. The success story kept going on and today Chipotle catering restaurant is a well renowned group and is public on New York stock exchange as well.
For a true Mexican foodie Chipotle offerings in restaurants and in Chipotle catering for events are truly excellent! Most of the dishes from the kitchen of this chain have smoked chili pepper as it is a must to give the food a Mexican touch. The restaurant offers mainly five dishes including burrito, tacos, salad, chips and a specially prepared kid’s menu. For these items you have a number of options of toppings and meat which you can select.
The most popular item burrito comes with flour tortilla, cilantro-lime rice, meat (of your choice) salsa, cheese and black beans. A different edition of burrito is burrito bowl which is basically the same thing but is served in a bowl instead of being wrapped in a foil. Tacos, another specialty of the Chipotle menu comes in two varieties: crispy tacos and soft tacos. The crispy ones have corn shells stuffed with meat, salsa, and cheese and romaine lettuce. The soft tacos have the same stuffing but their core is soft and is made up of flour tortillas. The tasty Salads come with romaine lettuce, salsa, cheese, fresh chipotle-honey vinaigrette along with beans and meat. The kids menu consists of a tacos core and the stuffing is provided separately to allow the kids to make their own special tacos.
Chipotle catering supports the idea of raising livestock with respect and in an open environment. As of now all the pork used in by the company is naturally raised. Even the chicken and beef served are naturally raised. Moreover, to take care of your health, no trans-fat frying oil is used to cook. The company also takes measures to check use of antibiotics in ranching. So, whenever you go to a Chipotle restaurant or choose Chipotle catering for an event, you can be sure that you will get healthy food.