Earlier in the summer, Chipotle began testing chorizo at select restaurant locations. For a while, fans of the fast-casual chain had been wondering when the popular Spanish sausage would appear on restaurant's menu.
Now, thanks to its meaty test results, Chipotle will have a nationwide launch for chorizo.
The new protein is made with a blend of pork and white-meat chicken. Chorizo aficionados will find a blend of paprika, toasted cumin, and chipotle peppers seasoned into the meat and seared on a grill.
Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle and co-CEO said:
The reaction to chorizo in the cities that have had it has been overwhelmingly positive, so we’re making it available in all of our restaurants across the country.
While introducing new meats is a painfully slow process to the brand, we'd love to see the company evolve into serving other meats like buche (stomach), cabeza (head), and even lengua (tongue) on their menu. Though, seeing how long it took to get chorizo on the menu, that might be wishful thinking.
Chorizo officially launches on October 4, also known as National Taco Day. You can order it with burritos, tacos, salads, and burrito bowls.