If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it would be a Chipotle burrito.
I had my first Chipotle burrito on the East Coast trip for my middle school. It was in a half underground location somewhere in Washington, DC or Virginia. (We had visited Arlington Cemetery right before it and I can't remember if we had gone back into DC or stayed in VA to eat.) I had never heard of this magical place before and did not realize how that day would change my life forever... Unfortunately, I was not very hungry at that time because they fed us far too often for my liking on this trip, so I only ate about a fourth of my food.
A few years later, my mom volunteered at a Livestrong bike ride sponsored by NIKE. Everyday, the volunteers were fed Chipotle for lunch. My mother always liked to bring home treats and food for my brother and I, so when they had extras she would bring some home for us. We did not know where the burritos came from back then, we just knew that we loved them.
The year after that, my sister and I went to a show at my high school and afterwards went to get dinner. She suggested Chipotle. I was timid because I didn't remember that that was the name of this heavenly burrito factory. I only knew that a chipotle is a kind of chili pepper and that I really hated spicy foods. I somehow agreed though. About halfway through our meal, I finally remembered that I had had it before and made sure to tuck the name of the restaurant into my memory.
It did become obsessed with Chipotle until the end of my sophomore year in high school when the best day in the history of all days occurred. Free Chipotle Day. My friends and I eagerly stood in line for over half an hour in the 90+ degree restaurant to receive our food. It was all so worth it.
Ever since then, I have been going to Chipotle whenever I have saved up 5-6 dollars. I terribly upset whenever the price raises another ten cents. I try to go to a Chipotle whenever I go on a trip. I have been to Chipotles in DC/Virginia, Portland and Beaverton, OR, NYC, Chicago, and Sandy, UT. There is one in London (the only foreign Chipotle) that I hope to visit sometime in my life.
The closest Chipotle to BYU is an hour and a half bus ride away, but is worth every minute of it. I just can't go as often as I like. But until a Chipotle is opened in Provo I will make the long journey to get my chicken burrito with black beans, tomato salsa, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and extra sour cream and a water with lemon.