Chipotle - Red Onion

Red Onion

Every day, in each of our more than 2,400 restasurants, we hand slice and dice about 50 pounds of onions for our fajita veggies, guacamole, roasted chili-corn salsa, tomatillo-green chili salsa, and fresh tomato salsa—which means in an average year we handle...a whole lot of onions (what, do we look like mathematicians or something?). What we do know and teach each of our crewmembers is the proper knife skills to dice each onion in your salsa to a disturbingly symmetrical cut so that each ingredient hits your tongue at precisely the same ratio. Wait, maybe we do know a thing or two about math.


Olde money

Back in the Middle Ages people used onions as a form of currency. Buying clothes with a bag of onions? Talk about layering up for the winter.