Making delicious food that you can order, pick up and eat quickly actually takes quite a bit of time and preparation. All of the food at Chipotle is prepared using classic culinary techniques – no shortcuts
You don’t need an oven or a stove to prepare it, but making guacamole the right way takes a little time and a whole lot of elbow grease. It would be easier if we used food processors or mixers--but we get the best flavor by hand mashing our avocados with freshly diced onions and lime multiple times a day.
We start with the best, naturally raised pork we can find. Then it's rubbed with spices and marinated overnight. Nothing is injected or plumped, processed or frozen (which is a good thing.) It's braised for hours and hours (and hours) until it's so tender we can shred it by hand.
Fresh whole cuts of beef shoulder are rubbed with a seasoning blend and fresh chopped garlic and braised for a full 8 hours until rich, tender, and juicy. Then it's shredded by hand right before you eat it.* Similar quality in Canada and the UK