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Carne asada coming back to Chipotle menu for limited time

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 14:41:00-04

Carne asada is coming back to Chipotle’s menu. Citing strict sourcing standards, Chipotle says the meat option will only be around for a limited time.

Between September 24 and 27, carne asada will only be available on digital orders. It will be available in restaurants on September 28.

Chipotle offered the protein option for a few months at the end of 2019 and into 2020. They report it was one of their fastest-selling proteins, with more than 10 million servings. It was so popular, Chipotle restaurants ran out of the option earlier this year.

"To bring back Carne Asada to our menu, we underwent an extensive vetting process to find more suppliers that meet our stringent Food with Integrity standards," said Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer in a company statement.

“Only 5% of U.S. beef meets Chipotle's strict sourcing standards for Carne Asada, which means it comes from animals given no antibiotics or added hormones and that are raised responsibly,” a company statement reads.

The premium steak will also return to Canadian menus and debut in France.