Sunday at Chipotle is free food day for kids

Sunday at Chipotle is free food day for kids

While it was the pozole at Chipotle that pissed off Jason Sheehan, it was the ridiculous amount of time I wasted trying to get my hands on an effing kid's menu -- part of the homegrown burrito chain's recent menu overhaul -- that made me want to shove a few heads face-first into a vat of that pozole.

The first Chipotle staffer who picked up the phone said she'd fax me a kid's menu; she didn't. I called a second Chipotle, only to get another woman on the horn promising to do the same; she was a copycat of the first woman. On my third try, I chose a different tactic, simply asking the guy on the other end if he could kindly tell me what was on the kid's menu. Nope, too busy. Just so you know, I didn't start dialing digits (or harassing Chipotle employees) until I searched endlessly -- and unsuccessfully -- on the joint's website for anything that remotely resembled a menu for twerps. I'm pretty certain it doesn't exist.

Now would be a good time to thank me for dragging my butt out in a blinding blizzard, just so I could tell you that this Sunday, and again on April 26, May 3 and May 10, all Colorado Chipotle locations, save for those in Colorado Springs, are handing out complimentary kids meals. FREE! FOOD! There's a catch, of course: In order to feed your kids for free, someone in your party has to order a gut-busting object of heft from the menu. Translation: burrito or burrito bowl.

So, what do the kids get? They can choose from build-it-yourself hard or soft shell tacos assembled with meats and accompaniments, plus rice, corn chips and a drink; a small cheese quesadilla or a single taco with chips and a drink. Here's hoping that your child will get his food in less than two hours, which is the time it took me to track down a damn kid's menu.

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