If you were one of the many people who were heartbroken when Chipotle removed carnitas from the menu at about a third of their units in January, fear not because the popular crispy pork filling is now back in 90 percent of restaurants, and will be added to all of them by the end of November 2015.
Chipotle eliminated carnitas from the menu back in January when the chain decided to stop use pork from one of their suppliers over concerns about the welfare of the animals it was raising and processing.
The chain set out to find another pork supplier that raised pigs responsibly, allowing them to be outdoors and not feeding antibiotics to healthy animals. In July, Chipotle was able to solve the carnitas crisis by announcing an agreement with a new supplier, U.K.-based pork distributor Karro Food Group.
Carnitas are currently available in all Chipotle locations in the U.S. except for areas around Cleveland and Atlanta, and in North Carolina and South Carolina.
“We are excited to have carnitas back in nearly all of our restaurants, and want to thank our customers for their patience while we worked to address this issue,” Steve Ells, founder and CEO of Chipotle, said in a statement.