Chipotle brings back the gold foil to celebrate the Olympics

Plus, Team Chipotle is getting their own, dedicated burritos and bowls.
Chipotle Brings Back Gold Foil + More This Summer - credit: Chipotle
Chipotle Brings Back Gold Foil + More This Summer - credit: Chipotle /

The 2024 Summer Olympics are almost here, and while there’s a pretty good chance you, the person reading a site called “Guilty Eats,” will not win a gold medal in Lyon, you can still take home the gold, as Chipotle is bringing back their gold foil on July 25 in both the United States and France, for a limited time only. And not only that, athletes who are part of “Team Chipotle” have designed their own burritos and bowls.

Let’s talk about gold foil first. The last time it was seen in Chipotle restaurants was in 2021, when the Summer Olympics were held a year later than expected due to COVID, in Tokyo. This year, the gold foil-wrapped burritos will be available both in the restaurant, and for digital orders at participating locations in the United States, as well as, per PR provided to Guilty Eats, “six restaurants across Paris and one restaurant in Lyon for the first time.”

That’s all well and good, but interesting fact, the foil is not the part of the burrito you eat, so let’s talk about food. And more specifically, about the members of “Team Chipotle” who designed that food for you. They are: Taylor Fritz, Jagger Eaton, Sophia Smith, Anthony Edwards, and Sara Hughes. Each of them has designed a specific order that will be available both in the app and online as limited edition menu items.

“Every one of our Team Chipotle athletes has had a unique journey,” said Chris Brandt, Chief Brand Officer at Chipotle via press release provided to Guilty Eats. “By highlighting their stories and how Chipotle has been a key component of their training regimens, we hope to inspire and fuel the next generation of great American athletes.”

The orders are all available starting today, so you can train properly before the games. Here’s what to expect:

The Anthony Edwards Bowl: This includes half steak, half chicken, plus brown rice, tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, and lettuce. This is also not, as it turns out, the Anthony Edwards who starred on E.R., but actually an athlete. Who knew!

The Sophia Smith Burrito: Chicken, brown rice, light on the black beans and pinto beans, roasted chili-corn salsa,tomatillo-red chili salsa, tomato salsa, cheese, and sour cream.

The Taylor Fritz Bowl: Double chicken (which is double the order of chicken, not some weird chicken monstrosity), white rice, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole, presumably to add a dash of color.

The Sara Hughes Burrito: Double Steak (see above for my stupid, unnecessary explanation about chicken), white rice, black beans, cheese, lettuce.

The Jagger Eaton Burrito: Chicken, white rice, black beans, roasted chili-corn salsa,  tomatillo red-chili salsa, lettuce, guacamole, and cheese.

And let me tell you, I’ll be “eaton” that last one for sure, am I right?

As part of the promotion, Chipotle also created a behind-the-scenes video series titled “Unwrapped” which highlights their training regimen, many of which are already live on Chipotle’s Instagram account. Why not check ‘em out while chowing down on the respective athlete’s order? It may not get you to Lyon, but I’d be lyin’ if I said those dishes don’t look good.

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