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MacRumors
Aug 25, 2009, 10:21 AM
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The Chipotle Ordering app is back in the App Store after only a short period of availability earlier this year (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/01/12/chipotle-mobile-ordering-comes-to-iphone/). First appearing in January, the app was live for only a few hours and then pulled due to unanticipated demand that overloaded the servers handling orders. At that time, the plan was to have the app return to the App Store after a couple of weeks.

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The app offers the ability to locate nearby Chipotle restaurants and browse the menu. Desired items can be ordered and paid for with a credit card. Favorite menu items can be saved for future orders.

The Chipotle Ordering app is free and can be found in the App Store here (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=327228455&mt=8) (link opens iTunes).

Article Link: 'Chipotle Ordering' Back in App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/08/25/chipotle-ordering-back-in-app-store/)



Carpe Discus
Aug 25, 2009, 10:42 AM
...but man, that last one was horrible. Love to know who did that one and who they replaced them with.

Solid app, but doesn't allow custom orders. My kids usually get off menu stuff like rice and beans, a bean and cheese burrito, or a quesadilla. Can't figure out how to do that, which means I sadly won't be using it, generally.

Small White Car
Aug 25, 2009, 10:46 AM
For an individual this is just a fun toy, but if you've ever been given the task of going to buy lunch for 12 coworkers then this program will make your life SO much better!

samcraig
Aug 25, 2009, 10:54 AM
For an individual this is just a fun toy, but if you've ever been given the task of going to buy lunch for 12 coworkers then this program will make your life SO much better!

Actually - it's very handy for the individual who's in a meeting and wants to order as they're wrapping up.

Or in my case - when I want to order as I'm walking over since it's a good 5 minute walk from my office...

verdee
Aug 25, 2009, 11:07 AM
I wonder if they fixed the store hours problem. Multiple times it allowed me to place an order for pick up after the store had closed.

rockstarjoe
Aug 25, 2009, 11:37 AM
This is such a good idea. More fast food places should do this (Starbucks, I'm looking at you...)

nagromme
Aug 25, 2009, 11:37 AM
Can you specify what you want on it?

And does anyone know what happens at the store? Does it come out as a printout, or appear on a screen? I'd prefer paperless, so I'd probably only use this in the latter case.

gloss
Aug 25, 2009, 11:39 AM
My precioussssss...

blilly
Aug 25, 2009, 11:44 AM
Can you specify what you want on it?

And does anyone know what happens at the store? Does it come out as a printout, or appear on a screen? I'd prefer paperless, so I'd probably only use this in the latter case.

From what I've seen, it prints out a small, itemized receipt that they build the order from and then hand to you. Not paperless, but efficient.

gloss
Aug 25, 2009, 11:54 AM
From what I've seen, it prints out a small, itemized receipt that they build the order from and then hand to you. Not paperless, but efficient.

The primary reason to use the app is that you get to skip to the front of the line no matter how long it is.

blilly
Aug 25, 2009, 12:10 PM
The primary reason to use the app is that you get to skip to the front of the line no matter how long it is.

Exactly. I just used it for an order for 7 people. It still has some oddities ... when you enter your first order, it asks you to "Name your order" so I used our company name. Then every other person got the same prompt, but it's not exactly clear that it's adding it to the previous 'bag' or beginning a new order ... turns out the prompt should really ask "What is your name?" or "Who is this order for"?

Also, could not find a way to edit an order after it was placed in the cart.

At least the food will be good.

longofest
Aug 25, 2009, 01:22 PM
Definitely 500% better than the first version, which was essentially just a wrapper around Chipotle's web-page.

kraney548
Aug 25, 2009, 01:27 PM
I don't think the developers remembered to turn off their "testing" settings.

Check out Settings > Chipotle

Looks like the orders are sent to the development server and the lab by default not the store of your choice!!!! Can some one confirm that ordering actually works.

matperk
Aug 25, 2009, 01:32 PM
I don't think the developers remembered to turn off their "testing" settings.

Check out Settings > Chipotle

Looks like the orders are sent to the development server and the lab by default not the store of your choice!!!! Can some one confirm that ordering actually works.

haha oops. May be trying this out for dinner...

longofest
Aug 25, 2009, 01:45 PM
I don't think the developers remembered to turn off their "testing" settings.

Check out Settings > Chipotle

Looks like the orders are sent to the development server and the lab by default not the store of your choice!!!! Can some one confirm that ordering actually works.

You'd think as "thorough" as Apple is with its approval process they'd catch something like this.

iGary
Aug 25, 2009, 01:46 PM
This made dinner an easy choice.

blilly
Aug 25, 2009, 01:50 PM
I don't think the developers remembered to turn off their "testing" settings.

Check out Settings > Chipotle

Looks like the orders are sent to the development server and the lab by default not the store of your choice!!!! Can some one confirm that ordering actually works.

It works.

iPegboy
Aug 25, 2009, 02:26 PM
Can someone give us their experience using it? What happened when you went to the store? Did you walk to the cash register? Was it ready for you? Etc?

Looks like it has great potential, just wonder how good it will end up being. Don't know why more pizza places haven't jumped on something like this.

iphones4evry1
Aug 25, 2009, 02:49 PM
The primary reason to use the app is that you get to skip to the front of the line no matter how long it is.

There are times when this is golden. If I'm in a hurry to get somewhere, and there happens to be 40 people in line during lunch hour, I can get my good food and still be able to make it to the company meeting on time. You guys are going to hate me for saying this, but there should be a convenience fee added to your order. Why? Because then it will allow those who really are in a hurry to get their food quickly. I'm thinking only 50 cents, but we need to add something to keep "everyone" from using this and then it becomes pointless from a "getting to the front of the line" perspective. Right now, on some of the highways here in California, there is a FastTrack lane (91Fwy, for example) and when there is a traffic jam, you can pay $5 to use the FastTrack lane to keep going 65mph. No one pays the $5 every day, but when you are in a desperate hurry to get somewhere, that $5 seems like a bargain.

For an individual this is just a fun toy, but if you've ever been given the task of going to buy lunch for 12 coworkers then this program will make your life SO much better!

Good point!

nagromme
Aug 25, 2009, 03:24 PM
I too am wondering what the pickup logistics are. Is there a sign for online pickups, or do you just muscle through the crowd and try to decide where to insert yourself in the line? (Since the last few people in line already HAVE their food sitting lined up at the register and are simply paying. So I assume you'd get behind them and ahead of those who are pondering guacamole--if you can figure out where that division is.)

tempusfugit
Aug 25, 2009, 03:47 PM
this thread made me really hungry.


off to chipotle for me....

Unspoken Demise
Aug 25, 2009, 03:48 PM
I've never had Chipotle, but my roommate swears by it.
I'll have to download this tonight. Maybe my RM will think its so cool she'll buy me dinner. :D

spillproof
Aug 25, 2009, 05:42 PM
This made dinner an easy choice.

Haha me too. I'll try it out later.



Edit: It worked for me, not a single problem. It was delicious!

synth3tik
Aug 25, 2009, 05:46 PM
The only thing worse then a Chipotle burrito is a Taco Bell burrito.

intrepid00
Aug 25, 2009, 08:23 PM
Damn. Going to need a boat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3857111493_dcb42ac07c_o.jpg

leandromp
Aug 25, 2009, 09:53 PM
Damn. Going to need a boat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3857111493_dcb42ac07c_o.jpg

lmao!, that's hilarious!

brasscat
Aug 25, 2009, 10:10 PM
How to use:

- Place your order
- pick your time of pickup, at least 30 minutes later
- they make your order right at the time it's due, so arriving five minutes after would mean minimal waiting
- go straight to the register, stand next to the register. When the cashier sees you, say you're picking up an order.
- They'll tap your name into the register and get your order ready
- Pay if you need too, it's best / fastest to pre-pay.
- That's it.

After you try their online ordering, you'll quickly see how waiting in line is for CHUMPS at Chipotle.
:cool:

eastercat
Aug 25, 2009, 10:19 PM
I'll wait until I can customize my order. Until then, I wait in line. <sigh>

nagromme
Aug 25, 2009, 10:43 PM
I'll wait until I can customize my order. Until then, I wait in line. <sigh>

What kind of customizing is and is not possible? I assume you can pick your fillings, but maybe not things like "extra beans"?

(My iPhone has no slots left to play with this :o But I'll probably delete something and give it a shot. Or hide it under Spotlight.)

Damn. Going to need a boat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3857111493_dcb42ac07c_o.jpg

I think it's one of those low tide Chipotles. We have one of those here, and I can't tell you how many times I've been swept out to sea waiting for my tacos. If this app helps me pick the right time of day, it will be worth the price.

Xtgirl
Aug 25, 2009, 11:49 PM
Yeah, you can't have extra rice or beans or salsa...just extra meat for some reason.....

Does anyone know for sure that fajitas stands for the the veggies.....it would make sense but is an odd way to put it...

dlemmon
Aug 26, 2009, 12:27 AM
Damn. Going to need a boat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3857111493_dcb42ac07c_o.jpg

Damn they really have expanded. There's a chipotle everywhere!

They shouldn't have said this app is free though, it's going to cost me lost of money, but oh so yummy.

nagromme
Aug 26, 2009, 01:27 AM
Yeah, you can't have extra rice or beans or salsa...just extra meat for some reason.....

Does anyone know for sure that fajitas stands for the the veggies.....it would make sense but is an odd way to put it...

Fajita = the pepper/onion mix.

I always get a vegetarian fajita burrito with all 4 salsas, and everything but sour cream. (Sometimes I go vegan: no cheese.)

Qs:

Can you choose more than one salsa?

Can you pre-pay a tip on your credit card instead of using "the can"?

intrepid00
Aug 26, 2009, 05:54 AM
Can you pre-pay a tip on your credit card instead of using "the can"?

I don't tip them or Starbucks. They make regular wages and they didn't bring me my meal, cleanup basket or refresh my drink for me.

I don't think anyone tips them in Annapolis. It's always the same 2 dollars and odd change in the bowl to guilt you into it. Nothing ever more.

Xtgirl
Aug 26, 2009, 06:36 AM
You can get two kinds of salsa just not extra salsa.....

agkm800
Aug 26, 2009, 06:45 AM
Always half steak and half barbacoa + fajitas for me

I am yet to try beans though. How are they?

ssanders79
Aug 26, 2009, 10:19 AM
I too am wondering what the pickup logistics are. Is there a sign for online pickups, or do you just muscle through the crowd and try to decide where to insert yourself in the line? (Since the last few people in line already HAVE their food sitting lined up at the register and are simply paying. So I assume you'd get behind them and ahead of those who are pondering guacamole--if you can figure out where that division is.)

Just walk up the the cash register. This is what I did for years when we just faxed the order in for the office. Just tell them you are here to pick up your order. Same would be true if you ordered via the website.

I remember the first few times I picked up a fax order and 20 or so people were giving me the evil eye as I just walk up paid and left. I would even fax in an order for just myself. This is just another ordering method provided by Chipotle, so you are just using a service provided by them. Don't feel bad when you get the looks.

I have seen "Pick Up" signs above some of the cash registers, but not at all of the locations I've visited.

samcraig
Aug 26, 2009, 11:05 AM
Right before you finish your order - there's a "notes" section - why not write "EXTRA RICE" or "EXTRA SALSA" there?

SFStateStudent
Aug 26, 2009, 11:43 AM
Damn. Going to need a boat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3857111493_dcb42ac07c_o.jpg

I've been to that restaurant, and at that very location aboard the USS Chipotle....:p:p:p

mkrishnan
Aug 26, 2009, 11:50 AM
So it's a creative idea, but wouldn't an (iPhone optimized?) web page do just as well? At the point where you've actually installed a Chipotle application on your phone, isn't it time to diversify your meal options? :p

SFStateStudent
Aug 26, 2009, 11:56 AM
So it's a creative idea, but wouldn't an (iPhone optimized?) web page do just as well? At the point where you've actually installed a Chipotle application on your phone, isn't it time to diversify your meal options? :p

Diversify would be a welcome thought, but I can't find Panda Express, In-N-Out Burger, Michael Mina, Morton's or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in my Apple App Store....:eek::p

mkrishnan
Aug 26, 2009, 12:07 PM
Diversify would be a welcome thought, but I can't find Panda Express, In-N-Out Burger, Michael Mina, Morton's or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in my Apple App Store....:eek::p

Dude, I think anyone eating at Ruth's Chris often enough to need an app for it probably will need to diversify into a larger pair of pants fairly quickly... :eek:

But I'm kinda serious... I mean, do y'all eat at Chipotle like more than once a week? I used to go there once in a while in grad school, but... even if you really frequent the place, if the other places you go for lunch offered apps, would you really want a page full of restaurant apps?

intrepid00
Aug 26, 2009, 12:25 PM
I've been to that restaurant, and at that very location aboard the USS Chipotle....:p:p:p

Is it a good ship?

gloss
Aug 26, 2009, 12:29 PM
Right before you finish your order - there's a "notes" section - why not write "EXTRA RICE" or "EXTRA SALSA" there?

Correctamundo.

Same as on their website.

But I'm kinda serious... I mean, do y'all eat at Chipotle like more than once a week? I used to go there once in a while in grad school, but... even if you really frequent the place, if the other places you go for lunch offered apps, would you really want a page full of restaurant apps?

I hate to admit this, but I probably average Chipotle a couple times a week. It's one of my few fast food habits. I can't see wanting something like this for many, or indeed any, other places.

nagromme
Aug 26, 2009, 03:31 PM
I don't tip them or Starbucks. They make regular wages and they didn't bring me my meal, cleanup basket or refresh my drink for me.

I don't think anyone tips them in Annapolis. It's always the same 2 dollars and odd change in the bowl to guilt you into it. Nothing ever more.

To each his own. I don't tip as much as at a sit-down restaurant, but they do make your food custom--more so than regular fast food.

Drumjim85
Aug 26, 2009, 03:51 PM
Looks like it has great potential, just wonder how good it will end up being. Don't know why more pizza places haven't jumped on something like this.
Pizza Hut does

The only thing worse then a Chipotle burrito is a Taco Bell burrito.
Worse tasting or worse for you?


Does anyone know for sure that fajitas stands for the the veggies.....it would make sense but is an odd way to put it...
Fajita means "little sashes" and refers to skirt steak. Having fajita mean peppers and onions makes no sense at all.

mkrishnan
Aug 26, 2009, 04:02 PM
Fajita means "little sashes" and refers to skirt steak. Having fajita mean peppers and onions makes no sense at all.

Did you just move to America, and if so, did our reputation for bastardizing other people's languages not precede us? :p

penguy
Aug 26, 2009, 05:30 PM
I used it yesterday and it worked great. The names are attached to each item, so that helps with a bag full of aluminum foil! pick up at the register, no line. Food as ordered.

There are a few awkward elements, including changing location after your first order. Maybe I'm just slow, but I would have expected there to be an option to tap the location instead of hitting find at the bottom of the screen.

You can select every option once (not more), so you can load up your bowl or burrito, but no 'extra' helpings except meat.

I like it. Do I need it? no. since there is a 30 min delay, it isn't for those in a rush, but I was on my way to pick up my son and needed 20 minutes or so to get there, so it was perfect

bbotte
Aug 27, 2009, 11:36 AM
used it today in a busy location, walked in and out in 1 minute. so awesome! Mine was a 15 minute delay, ordered at work, waited, drove around the corner picked it up back at work in 10min. Line was an easy 20 minute line once I got there.

Nabby
Aug 27, 2009, 03:52 PM
Diversify would be a welcome thought, but I can't find Panda Express, In-N-Out Burger, Michael Mina, Morton's or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in my Apple App Store....:eek::p

Heck, I'd settle for just an In-N-Out Burger store in Orlando, FL, forget the App.

Anytime I head west, I check the cities I will be in for In-N-Out Burger. I like 5 Guys, but nothing beats an In-N-Out Burger!

bbotte
Aug 27, 2009, 03:56 PM
5 guys is goooooooood!

spillproof
Aug 27, 2009, 07:31 PM
Chipotle ≥ Moe's = Tijuana Flats > Burrito Boarder > Taco Bell

In-n-Out ≥ Whataburger ≥ 5 Guys > The Burger Joint > Wendy's > Checkers > Burger King > McDonald's.

IMO. I have not experiences any more burger or Mexi fast food places.

mkrishnan
Aug 27, 2009, 07:59 PM
Chipotle ≥ Moe's

Really, you think so? I guess the meat looks tastier at Chipotle, but being that I don't eat it, I am infinitely indebted to the marinated tofu burrito at Moe's (we don't have Moe's up here... *sob*). Actually I probably would still eat it if I ate meat... it's amazing.

alent1234
Sep 1, 2009, 01:38 PM
tried this out today for pickup at 283 7th Ave in NYC. got there almost 10 minutes after the pick up time and my order wasn't ready. i'll try it once or twice more but if it happens again, i'll just stand in line

sleeks
Sep 3, 2009, 11:55 PM
tried this out today for pickup at 283 7th Ave in NYC. got there almost 10 minutes after the pick up time and my order wasn't ready. i'll try it once or twice more but if it happens again, i'll just stand in line

I used this on Wednesday. My order was ready for pickup when I got there and I got to skip the line that went out the door.

In addition to that, I got a phone call today from them making sure my experience was a good one.

alent1234
Sep 8, 2009, 02:47 PM
same location? went there today and stood in line. more than 10 people in front of me and i don't think i was there more than 5 minutes. it's like an assembly line