On Thursday, Chipotle officially revealed the future of its menu and, well, it more or less includes what you've been asking for all this time: quesadillas, nachos, avocado tostadas, upgraded salads, milkshakes, and margaritas. At its experimental test restaurant in New York, Next Kitchen, Chipotle Chief Marketing Officer Chris Brandt and Executive Chef Chad Brauze showed off the new menu items to reporters, saying each of the new foods are in various stages of the development process. None of them are rolling out to Chipotle locations nationwide. At least, not yet.
Brandt said the goal is to create excitement and conversation around Chipotle's menu, and that requires innovation. Translation: everyone is super tired of the same old burrito bowls, so we need to change things up a bit.