Chipotle prides itself on being able to offer over 65,000 different menu combinations. However, the folks over at Business Insider decided to put that claim to the test.
Walter Hickey crunched a few numbers, and came up with a list of all the different ingredients that you can combine:
ITEM: Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Crispy Taco, Soft Taco, Salad (5)
RICE: White, Brown, None (3)
BEANS: Black, Pinto, None (3)
FILLING: Carnitas, Barbacoa, Chicken, Steak, None (5)
GUACAMOLE: Yes or No (2)
SALSA: Corn, Mild, Medium, Hot, None (5)
CHEESE: Yes or No (2)
ROMAINE: Yes or No (2)
SOUR CREAM: Yes or No (2)
VEGGIE: Yes or No (2)
After bouncing some numbers off Chipotle, he then figured out that once you factor in the various fillings and salsas, there are actually 655,360 different menu combinations in total! That’s more than ten times the original number. That means you could eat there once a day for years and never eat the same thing twice.