Chipotle (somewhat)-Mexican Grill is planning to bring in a major addition to its stores, and fans of Mexican desserts are going to love it.
A Chipotle spokesperson revealed the fast food chain will start testing buñuelos next May, marking time the fast food chain has flirted with dessert, according to Business Insider.
Buñuelos are a Hispanic-based dessert, and the traditional Mexican version is made of airy, pan-fried tortilla-like dough, with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled over top. Chipotle will keep those traditional elements in its version, plus drizzled honey, and a caramel dipping sauce on the side.
Chipotle teased last year that it would add dessert to its menu, but were tight-lipped about the details. Now we suddenly know what its first dessert attempt will be, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, as they probably want to draw attention away from the security breach that was reported early Wednesday, leaving customers scrambling to check their payment card statements.
Regardless, buñuelos seem to be the perfect candidate for its first dessert run, as Chipotle prides itself on making its food fresh, and buñuelo-making is a fairly easy process, which employees can ideally add to their workflow without huge problems.
Who knows where they go from here, though, as you can easily see problems arising with other popular Mexican desserts. Churros might be a little hard to incorporate, unless they come pre-made, and Chipotle will probably stay away from any milk-based Mexican desserts such as arroz con leche, or champurrado, especially since it has had problems with people getting sick over the last couple years.
We’ll see how their testing goes, and hopefully they make a really good buñuelo.