The creator of the viral Chipotle Quesadilla hack shares an alternative option

The creator who popularized the infamous chipotle cheesesteak quesadilla has revealed an alternative option for those who can’t use the hack — tacos made with the same ingredients as the quesadilla.

The cheesesteak quesadilla exploded late last month, and many people were dying to order the concoction of steak, extra cheese, and fajita veggies with a side of sour cream and vinaigrette. However, it has caused a stir in Chipotle stores, where many employees claim they are not allowed to prepare the dish. One former employee’s theory is that the modifications make the food a fire hazard.

In response to the outpouring of customer dissatisfaction who were turned away from certain Chipotle locations when attempting to order the hack, the hack’s inventor, Keith Lee (@keith_lee125), suggests another option.

“I noticed there was some discrepancy over at Chipotle,” Lee says in the video, stitching together a previous post of him eating the popular quesadilla creation. “We got something new. Let’s try it and give it a 1-10 rating.”

@keith_lee125 #stitch with @keith_lee125 Chipotle Hack Taste Test Part 2 💕Would you try it? ORIGINAL VIDEO 👉🏾 @alexis.frost 💕 #foodcritic ♬ O-Ton – Keith Lee

Lee says he’s been tagged in hundreds of videos by people trying his Philly cheesesteak quesadilla mince — but about half of the clips were complaints about not being able to try it.

“50% of the videos are people saying they couldn’t get it for some reason,” he says. “I guess some Chipotles won’t let you put the fajitas in the quesadilla, or they won’t let you order the quesadilla at the store. You have to order it online.”

“But this video is specifically for the people who can’t get the quesadilla in their Chipotle,” he notes.

TikToker’s new suggestion is to order hard-shell tacos with the same ingredients: white cheese rice, steak, and fajita veggies. Also, he mixes the vinaigrette and sour cream together on the side.

Lee then urges his viewers to try this new hack right away.

“If you try, leave immediately,” he says. “Because it’s all running out, the vinaigrette… Like I said, some Chipotles won’t let you do it, and those that do will probably get the hang of it soon enough. And they probably won’t let you do that any time soon. So if you want to try it, do it right now.”

Then he bites into the tacos. “That’s definitely a 10. Absolutely,” he says.

Lee also ordered the controversial quesadillas. He adds that he probably wouldn’t include the rice in the taco version next time, but he still gives it a ten.

The Daily Dot reached out to Lee via email and TikTok comment for more information. His video was viewed 5.7 million times as of Thursday, and viewers in the comments were quick to condemn Chipotle for preventing people from buying the quesadilla.

“Chipotle is missing out on a bigger opportunity if they make it difficult to order. Damn, I don’t eat there and I was about to try it because of Keith,” chided one viewer.

“I feel like Chipotle is going broke or cheap because they are starting to cut a lot and charge for things that used to be free,” shared a second.

A third added: “Why is @Chipotle so difficult? Don’t they want more money??? We all want to try Keith’s recommendations.”


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*Initial publication: January 5, 2023 9:02 am CST

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