You'll be able to get queso at Minnesota Chipotles next week

Chipotle once said it'd never have queso on its menu.


Chipotle announced Tuesday it's bringing queso – which it's been testing in limited locations – to all Chipotle restaurants nationwide next week. 

The popular burrito chain once said it would never include queso on its menu, but starting Sept. 12, everyone will be able to get the cheesy, gooey queso on their burritos, or on the side with chips. 

"Although queso was the No. 1 requested menu item, we never added it to our menu before now because we wouldn’t use the industrial additives used in most quesos,” Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle, said in a statement.

Those additives help make queso consistent and predictable, but it doesn't keep with Chipotle's culture of not using additives, colors or preservatives to its food, Ells explains. 

Because of this, Ells says the queso may be a little bit different every time you have it "depending on the characteristics of the aged cheddar cheese used in each batch." 

To make the queso, Chipotle uses cheddar cheese as well as tomatillos, tomatoes, peppers, and a bunch of other things

The price for the queso varies by city, but will range from $1.25 to add it to an entree, to $5.25 for a large side order. 

 For more information on the queso, click here

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