Hey there, Cleveland. Do you love Chipotle?
In fact, the only thing I love more than Chipotle is more Chipotle, lucky for us, Business Insider compiled some helpful tips from James Tan. Everyone should know them. Because we're all hungry and thrifty.
Smile at your server. "Seriously, this is important," Pan says.
Get a burrito bowl. Business Insider's analysis confirms that you get substantially more food by ordering the bowl instead of a traditional burrito.
Ask for a tortilla on the side. This is free.
Ask for extra rice at no extra cost.
Order both pinto and black beans for free.
Get free fajita vegetables.
Ask for two different proteins, for example, half chicken and half steak. "Many places give you 3/4 a scoop of each protein, essentially giving you double protein," Pan said.
Ask for salad dressing, which is also free.
While you'll always pay more for guacamole, Pan says to order it on the side. "You'll usually get more," he says.
Finally, timing is important. "Go late at night, about an hour within closing time," Pan says. "They'll just keep shoving the burrito until it explodes. Then they double-wrap it."
You can get all this for $6.25, if you opt out of the guac ($8.05 if you opt in).
The photo above is the monster I got last night at a Cleveland Heights Chipotle.