Beginning Sept. 12, diners at Chipotle will be able to add queso to their burritos and tacos, as well as order it as a side with chips.
After nearly two months of testing at its kitchen in New York City and 350 restaurants in Southern California and Colorado, the fast-casual chain is rolling out queso to all of its locations nationwide.
"Although queso was the number one requested menu item, we never added it to our menu before now because we wouldn't use the industrial additives used in most quesos," said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and CEO at Chipotle, in a statement.
According to the website, the queso is made with aged cheddar cheese, tomatillos, tomatoes and several varieties of peppers. It'll cost a $1.25 upcharge to an entrée or $5.25 for a large side order. (Prices may vary depending on location.) The recipe was tweaked based on consumer feedback in the test markets.
North Texans are not strangers to excellent queso. In a spring poll, our readers said Torchy's Taco serves the best queso in the region. Can Chipotle stack up?