From the shrouded kitchens of fast-food joints to the transparent sneeze guards of fast-casual spots, the world of burritos is rich in both diversity and calories. But which of these holy (tortilla) rollers makes the most supreme burrito?
To find out, we visited eight major fast-food and fast-casual chains -- Chipotle, Qdoba, Taco Bell, Del Taco, Wahoo's, Freebirds, Baja Fresh, and the Green Burrito. Each chain's offerings are slightly different, so to keep a level of consistency while honoring what makes each chain special, we ordered as follows: chicken as the protein, black beans (if there was a choice), rice, medium salsa, and whatever extra ingredients are offered for free. For the fast-food spots, we opted for higher-end choices so they could roll with the fancier spots.
Translation: chicken burritos, no value menus, guac and other stuff if it's free. Let's roll.