Of course, Chipotle didn’t build a 1,700-restaurant empire with their eyeballs. They built it with cold, hard math nerdery. According to the press release, in 2014, a walloping 67% of orders were for bowls, up 15% from 2013. More surprisingly, the release states that the company spends a staggering 27% of its operating income training its employees to roll burritos -- artistry its customers are increasingly failing to appreciate.
Those numbers might not get you past your devastation, but this is happening, people, and pretty soon you’ll only have two choices: bring your own tortillas or just load up a bowl and deal with it.