Daniel Maron, Staff Writer

Good quality Mexican fast food is often very hard to come by. But Chipotle has made Mexican food more popular. Chipotle is a food chain that serves primarily Mexican food and was founded on July 13, 1993, by Steve Ellis. Since then, Chipotle has become extremely popular with 2,500 restaurants in total and a net income of $475.6 million. “But what exactly makes Chipotle so special”. To understand this, we have to travel to Chipotle in New Jersey specifically in Hackensack.

When you first walk into the restaurant, you notice the metallic tables and more modern layout that makes the restaurant more professional. The amount of people is large, but not too much that it makes you overwhelmed. When ordering, the cashiers are extremely approachable, while the cooks guide through making your bowl or burrito. Very similar to how restaurant chains like Subway operate. Once you are finished with your bowl or burrito, you can start to eat it right away with no wait times or anything of that sort.

I usually prefer ordering a bowl combination of meat, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and many other food combinations. The bowl is extremely spicy but incredibly delicious. Yet one of my complaints is that you can barely finish the bowl because it is too much for the human body to handle this much spice on your food, yet you feel like you want more. Often times, after finishing you can almost barely walk because you are so full. You can also order a side of chips and guacamole with your bowl or burrito. The chips are incredibly sweet and often too salty when eaten alone. But with Guacamole, it tastes fantastic as the saltiness of the chips is toned down just enough for you to enjoy it. Overall, Chipotle’s prices for the bowl usually range from $6 to $7 and the chips and guac will usually cost around $3.25. These prices make Chipotle extremely cheap to get and worth the money.