Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, Couple eating outside on patio at Chipotle Mexican Grill with a now hiring sign. It is an American chain of fast casual restaurants specializing in tacos and Mission burritos that are made to order for the customer. (Photo by: Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Reason Chipotle's Chips Taste So Delicious
By Chris Day
In 2017, Chipotle pledged to its customers to only use real ingredients in its food, including its preservative-free tortilla chips. The chips are made of a simple combination of salt and lime, but that’s just one of the secrets to the delicious tortilla chips that are served in the famous brown paper bags.
Chipotle's method is twice as tasty, as the chips are fried and salted, and fresh lime juice is sprinkled on top — but then the process is repeated a second time to intensify the flavor. Another reason why Chipotle chips are so crave-able is that they are made in-house, so they are fresher than the competition's pre-made chips.
At the request of employees needing help turning over all these chips, Chipotle is testing an automated way to make them — Chippy the robot, whose software is designed to replicate a human’s touch. If the company decides to move forward with the robot in all locations, don't worry; the flavor isn't expected to change.