Bettys on the Scene
Chipotle: Spicy Food and Hot Men
The Bettys scope out men at Chipotle locations across the country
Julie, editor-at large: I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant, and in those 17 weeks, I’ve eaten at Chipotle an average of five times per week (yes, that means some weeks it has been more). At three tacos per visit, that’s…well, a lot of spicy steak tacos. But they’re so good, and since they’re pretty healthy – made with lean, naturally raised, vegetarian-fed beef and all – I don’t feel too bad about it.
And as added bonus, whenever I go there – usually at lunch – the place is overflowing with an inordinate number of very attractive men. From those with closely cropped hair in crisp business shirts of white and blue, to the sweaty, tan, muscled, t-shirt-clad crews of college guys, it’s not just the food heating up the place.
So, I started wondering if it’s just the location I frequent – in Winter Park, Fla. – or my pregnancy hormones, or something more. Is there something about Chipotle that attracts hot men, and if so we need to let the women of America know about this caliente spot!
The Bettys were up for the challenge of solving this Mexi-mystery and flocked to Chipotle locations across the country to report. Here’s what they found:
Carrie, L.A. Correspondent: I staked out the Chipotle on 52nd and Lexington in Manhattan on Tuesday, August 12, at 2 p.m. Talk about a Southwestern sausage fest! There were men for days – in every spicy flavor.
I spotted mild mannered business men in button down shirts, bingeing on burritos. Medium flavored frat guys dipping their chips and licking their lips (oh, to be that guac). And an H-O-T investor-type speaking French. Como talle taco?
(Okay, there was also one bland boring guy wearing a fannypack emblazoned with a shamrock. Even Chipotle can’t win ‘em all.)
I’d never eaten at this Mexican man spot before and was wowed by the abundance of adorable dudes. If only I didn’t have black beans dribbling down my chin and shredded cheese shoved under my nails, I totally would have asked one of them out. Next time I’ll eat before I get there!
P.S. I sent an emissary to another Chipotle near Columbus Circle at the exact same time. Here is his hilarious report:
“Long lines. Six hot guys spotted. Four gay. Maybe five, but his Blackberry was clipped to his belt, so it’s a toss up.”
Don’t forget, ladies: Even at Chipotle it’s all about location, location, location!
Stephanie, a.k.a. Manic Mommy actually captured some footage from her visit to the Chipotle in Bolingbrook, Ill., also on Tuesday, August 12.
After some scoping she founds some pretty good candidates. And even struck up a conversation with these hotties (L to R: Tyler Olsen, 20, Eric Renn, age 20, and Ryan Alberts, 21 – all of Naperville, Ill.)
Stephanie reports: I get the nerve up to go outside and talk to them. I brought along the e-mail Julie sent out telling us this was an actual ASSIGNMENT so if I found any men I could have proof that I wasn’t CRAZY. I said, “Hey guys, can you read this?” and I showed them the email.”
“They read it, and I’m like, “OK, so you guys are hot, and can I take your pic for the Web site and ask you a couple questions?” When I asked them why they eat at Chipotle, Eric replied that, “It’s a good amount of food.” Then I asked them if they think hot girls come to Chipotle? Ryan answered, “Chipotle’s more of a guy’s restaurant. If we’re looking for girls, we’d go to Noodles, or maybe Panera!”
And here’s her experience recap:
Mary Beth, Finding You editor, had a different experience:
Thanks to this assignment, I have now figured out why I am solo in the suburbs. There are no men!!!! While my Betty colleagues across the globe – or United States at least – have found Chipotle’s to be the Chippendales of Daytime Dining, a smorgasbord of hot men, I have just returned from DAY TWO on my mission to scope out the hunks at my nearby Chipotle… and here’s the review. O Stars. Nada, None. Except if you count the teams of high school jocks who appeared to be on a break from football or some practice during my visit yesterday, accompanied by my 16-year-old daughter and her friend.
They were in heaven.
I was not.
Today, at the Chipotle at Deer Park Mall in Deer Park, Ill., just outside of Barrington and Palatine, there were six men. There were tons of middle-aged, fat women and their kids apparently taking a break from back-to-school shopping at this mall. So, I am now convinced that the powers that be have indeed placed me in some kind of “there are no men here,” limbo in my life…. confirmed again by this assignment.
Final Analysis: So while not a sure thing, we think Chipotle is worth checking out if you’re in search of a man. And even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, at least you know you’ll get a good meal.
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