At a Chipotle in Raleigh, NC, workers are fighting back against the viral TikTok quesadilla hack by hanging a sign with the adjustment rules.
The video, posted by TikToker Brianna Martin (@bmar1992), has garnered over 1.3 million views as of Thursday.
In the clip, she shows off a sign that reads “PROTEIN AND CHEESE ON QUESADILLA ONLY!” with small text underneath that reads “No TikTok trends allowed.”
This appears to be a reference to the Philly cheesesteak quesadilla hack that recently broke on TikTok, advising customers to add fajita greens and pickle to their steak quesadillas to mimic the taste of a Philly cheesesteak.
The caption reads, “Chipotle is a Debbie downer.”
@bmar1992 Chipotle is a downer to Debbie. #ReasonForBooking #HolidayOREOke #CODSquadUp #raleigh #chipotle #quesadillatrend ♬ Someone’s Watching Me – Single Version – Rockwell
In the comments, several viewers expressed disdain for being told what they can and can’t order from Chipotle.
“First the burritos shrink by 50% and now we can’t even build our own adventure,” criticized one user.
Another, who believed they should embrace the trend, said, “Don’t understand why they are resenting the free advertising and the increase in business.”
“Why wouldn’t Chipotle capitalize on this trend like, hi, it’s a moneymaker for their business,” added a third.
Other commenters suggested taking matters into your own hands.
“I wish they would tell me no,” one commenter offered. “I’ll jump over the counter and make it my damn self.”
Some commenters have speculated as to why Chipotle employees are reluctant to make the custom quesadillas, including oven sizes not suitable for cooking the changed orders, or overstuffing the orders themselves with ingredients.
Others, however, advocated a DIY approach rather than the apparent reluctance of employees.
“It’s fine,” said one commenter. “TikTok had a recipe floating around. We will do it ourselves.”
The Daily Dot contacted Martin via TikTok message and Chipotle via email.
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*Initial publication: January 2, 2023 9:48 am CST
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