Ironically, Lancaster was touted as the ideal place to set up shop when Tasty Made was getting started. At the time, Chipotle exec Dave Chrisman said in a press release: “Lancaster is the ideal market for this, because the people here really appreciate an excellent burger served at a reasonable price."
Chrisman also added that he, an Ohio native, was psyched to spread the burger love to a receptive audience: "I ought to know, because I grew up just miles from here. And the warm welcome from our community has been great. They are very excited that the first Tasty Made is in their town.”
Except customers never exactly celebrated Tasty Made's food, which consisted of a bare-bones menu of burgers, fries and shakes, reminiscent of In-N-Out and Shake Shack. Originally established with the mission of serving "ethically raised beef," Tasty Made never found a big enough foothold in the fast-casual burger market, and often garnered criticism for serving expensive food.