They were, by all accounts, stupidly delicious. But they could be better.
We're not going to pretend we know the logistics required to change food assembly lines for 1,900 locations across the country, but Chipotle might be able to make a nachos bowl work as a legitimate offering -- and probably sell a zillion of them -- by making a few key adjustments.
- Having chips ready at the beginning of the assembly line with the tortillas
- Reducing the amount of chips used (instead of the full side order for an extra $1.50)
- Creating a cheese sauce (while still staying true to their natural ingredients standards), or
- Devising a way to melt the cheese before the nachos are served
The smaller portion of chips could help reduce the cost (and size!) and the addition of melty cheese will exponentially improve the overall flavor.
So, ultimately, if Chipotle really wants to combat this idea of so-called "menu fatigue," we're offering this idea for free. You're welcome, Chipotle.