Three types of burrito from Chipotle went up against three of the same kind from Qdoba. We chose chicken, braised pork and veggie. To keep things even, we tried to select the same fillings for each one at both establishments - black beans with the chicken, for example, and “yes, corn salsa, please” on the veggie versions, which also got brown rice instead of white.
The two stores are but a few doors away from each other on Walnut Street in Center City, so when we arrived at the Fairmount restaurant for the tasting, the goods from each were just as fresh. We sliced the burritos into quarters and each staff member tasted each version without knowing where it was from.