Chipotle Is Adding Chicken Al Pastor To The Menu For A Limited Time

Are you ready for a new menu item to make your already-perfected Chipotle order even better? Starting this week on March 16, 2023, you can try the limited-edition Chicken al Pastor and take your tacos, burritos, and bowls to the next level. According to a press release from the company, this savory protein features a tasty flavor combination of adobo, morita peppers, ground achiote, pineapple, and fresh lime. The new menu item was first tested in nearly 100 restaurants in Denver and Indianapolis in August 2022, receiving positive reviews that propelled this week's much broader launch.

According to a 2021 Datassential report, al pastor is among the most popular Mexican dishes, and demand isn't slowing down. Chipotle is taking advantage of this trend by bringing its fans a new menu item, and the company is making sure to point out that its Chicken al Pastor is prepared in the same responsible way customers have come to expect. This means its meat comes from animals humanely raised without the regular use of added antibiotics or hormones.

Get ready for fire and flavor with the newest selection of chicken al pastor

The release of Chicken al Pastor bears added significance for the fast-casual restaurant. This is the first time Chipotle has launched a new menu item across the globe at the same time. The new chicken option will be available in all of Chipotle's more than 3,200 restaurants across the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe. Customers can expect a delightful combination of classic fruity and smoky al pastor flavors, with an added spicy kick to make their taste buds sing. Chief Marketing Officer Chris Brandt describes this mouthwatering and juicy innovation as "where fire meets flavor."

In promoting this momentous occasion, Chipotle encourages U.S. customers to get in on the action by offering free delivery on all Chicken al Pastor orders through its app and website from March 16 through March 26. So whether you're a connoisseur of Mexican-style foods or just looking to spice up your fast food order, you should make your way to Chipotle and enjoy this exciting new offer while it's still around.