Chipotle Beans Cause Concern

Due to confusion and pressure from consumers, Chipotle will label its pinto beans as containing bacon.


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Chipotle will be changing its menus to identify their pinto beans as non-vegetarian after Maxim senior editor Seth Porges, who does not eat pork, tweeted to the world about his disgust on discovering their covert ingredient: bacon. Although the porcine additive is nothing new, many customers of the chain were unaware of it since there is no mention of the beans containing bacon on the menu. However, Chipotle’s policy has always been to verbally recommend their black beans to diners requesting a vegetarian option. Chris Arnold, communications director for Chipotle, told the website Consumerist, “The menu panels have been redesigned to reflect [the] change, and the plan is to deliver them to restaurants along with other changes to the menu boards over the next several months.”

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