In college, there was this little Mexican joint on State Sreet named Z-Teca. We came, we loved, we conquered the burritos. Sophomore year, a little franchise called QDoba took over and introduced me to putting queso on your burrito; Point: QDoba. It really was life changing. We often left the KK and meandered over to QDoba on our way home to wait in line for 45 minutes and pound a 1000 calorie burrito at 3 AM; Point: Slightly overweight college years. Then there were the sober times when we would skip class on a rainy day and watch endless hours of TV and make Cravens drive us to the QDoba near the hospital to get take out. Fun college memories...Point: QDoba.
Then I moved to LA where QDobas are few and far between. I had to adjust to the Chipotle burritos. Over the years, I have learned to like them more and more. They have better chips than QDoba (more hint of lime); Point: Chipotle. And less fatty chicken; Point Chipotle. But Qdoba has better guacamole; Point: QDoba.
I am going to go ahead and dock Chiptole one point for not naming itself something easier for the idiots in America. It's pronounced Chi-pote-LAY. NOT Chip-ohlt-eeeee. Chipotle: -1.
Summary of points:
Slightly Overweight College years: 1
I fear that this is a debate that my friends and I will always discuss, and maybe someday we will agree one way or the other. I am at peace with admitting that I like Chipotle almost as much as QDoba. One thing I do know, is that if Chipotle added queso to their menu, it would be a whole new ball game. Someone please send this to Chipotle corporate in Colorado.