Chipotle Mexican Grill will serve chorizo in all US restaurants. The spicy new sausage was introduced in five markets in June.
Chipotle chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said: “The reaction to chorizo in the cities that have had it has been overwhelmingly positive, so we’re making it available in all of our restaurants across the country.
“Our chorizo is made with Responsibly Raised chicken and pork, and provides a delicious new option that fits perfectly with the rest of our menu.”
Made with a blend of pork and white-meat chicken, Chipotle’s chorizo is seasoned with paprika, toasted cumin and chipotle peppers, then seared on a hot grill to give it a perfect char. Chorizo is available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads and can be combined with other signature ingredients.
The nationwide launch of chorizo comes just in time for National Taco Day, which is celebrated each year on October 4. Chipotle is excited to offer customers another delicious way to enjoy tacos on this fun national “holiday”, and throughout the entire year.
For years Chipotle has been providing fresh, Responsibly Raised ingredients grown and raised with respect for farmers, animals and the environment.
This includes serving Responsibly Raised meats, ingredients that are not genetically engineered, certain organic produce items and a majority of dairy from cows raised on pasture.