There’s no debating the fact that Chipotle operates on a massive scale. There are more than 1,600 locations of the fast-casual burrito chain with more opening all the time, and they obviously go through a lot of food every day.
Guacamole is one of Chipotle’s most popular add-ons, and it’s also sold as a side order along with chips. According to the company, each batch of guacamole contains about 60 avocados, so you can only imagine the size of these batches (and what sort of container it needs to be mixed in)! So needless to say, they go through a whole lot of avocados every day; 97,000 pounds, to be exact!
On average, Chipotle goes through more than 1 million pounds of produce per year, and all of it is “local” by their definition, meaning that it all comes from within 350 miles of the restaurant where it’s served. And according to Salon, in 2013 the chain served more than 130 million pounds of natural and responsibly raised meat.