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Chipotle's Quesadilla Is Testing as Digital Order Only Item

Chipotle's Quesadilla Is Testing as Digital Order Only Item

The item is not available nationally yet

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Chipotle has been testing a quesadilla for two years — and now it looks like the item may finally be on its way to permanent menus...but there’s a catch. This classic Mexican dish launching in just two markets first, and you can only order it online.

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According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chipotle is testing its quesadilla as a digital-only product in Cleveland and Indianapolis. If customers want it, they’ll have to order via the app or on the web.

Chipotle has always honored quesadilla orders per the chain’s secret menu. These are made upon request with protein, cheese and veggies pressed between two tortillas on a warmer, just the same as one would go about making this favorite Tex-Mex meal at home.

This isn't the first appearance of the Chipotle quesadilla. In the past, it was tested in New York City and in Orange County, California. The digital-only availability of this menu item in the Midwest marks yet another phase in the quesadilla's long road to the menu.

Since the pandemic, Chipotle has seen an uptick in digital orders, and will continue to use delivery kitchens and Chipotlanes, drive-thru pick-up lanes where customers can grab orders they placed online. If you're unable to get out of the house or you'd simply rather make your own grub at home, recreate the best of the best with these fast food copycat recipes for Chipotle, Taco Bell and more.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.


Chipotle Unveils New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle Introduces New Hand-Crafted Quesadilla As Brand’s First Customizable Digital-Only Entree

Chipotle announced today that it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item starting March 11, 2021.

The new Quesadilla represents the first customizable entree Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced a salad option 17 years ago.

Chipotle’s new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla features Monterey Jack Cheese paired with your choice of chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas, or fajita veggies in a preservative-free flour tortilla that is folded and pressed using a new custom oven in Chipotle’s Digital Kitchen. The Quesadilla is cut into triangular pieces and served in compostable packaging that allows fans to pick up to three salsas or sides, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or hand-mashed guac for an additional charge.

Hand-Crafted Quesadilla

Chipotle initially tested the Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item back in the summer of 2020 at select locations in Cleveland and Indianapolis – where it was part of the brand’s stage-gate process which allows Chipotle to listen, test and learn from customer feedback, and iterate before deciding on a national launch strategy.