Chipotle burrito hack: How to double the size without spending more money

Aug 13, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. ET

When you go to Chipotle, you want to maximize the size of your burrito.

But they're already kind of pricey, and the cost of add-ons — extra anything, basically — can get out of control.

There is a way to dramatically increase your haul of delicious beans, rice, meat and veggies without spending more money.


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Dylan Grosz at Apartment List discovered a simple trick to get 86 percent more burrito every time, and it's so easy. All you have to do is ask for a burrito bowl with half-and-half of each ingredient. For example, you'd get half brown rice, half regular; half pinto beans, half black beans; half chicken, half steak. You should also take advantage of free add-ons, like the corn salsa and fajita veggies. Then, ask for two tortillas on the side and you can wrap your monster burrito yourself (good luck with that!).

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Sound too good to be true? Rest assured: Grosz tested his theory by ordering five different burritos a day for seven days (#relatable) until he homed in on the order that yielded the most food. In fact, with this method, the resulting burrito clocks in at 32 ounces, or a full 2 lbs of food.

If that seems like a little too much for you, here's a basic hack: Ordering a regular burrito bowl with a tortilla on the side gets you 15 percent more food than a regular burrito.

Either way, your days of unrequited burrito love are a thing of the past — you'll never be left hungry after finishing your Chipotle again.

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