A former Facebook manager has sparked a debate after posting a picture of his unusual Chipotle order.
Josh Williams, a graphic designer and father of three kids who currently lives in California, headed to the burrito store – located about 45 minutes from his home in Napa Valley – on Sunday night.
But rather than have the meal made in front of him in the store, Williams requested the dinner to be deconstructed.
‘Started asking the folks at Chipotle to individually package my ingredients so I can assemble it all at home. Am I weird? Or brilliant?’ he tweeted.
Josh Williams, a graphic designer and father of three kids who currently lives in California, has sparked a debate about Chipotle after posting a picture of his unusual order
Williams posted this photo on social media showing his Chipotle order ‘deconstructed’ so he could make the meal himself at home
The post included a photo of his order, which showed the individually packaged ingredients stacked in small plastic tubs.
Explaining the rationale behind he order, Williams told Buzzfeed News: ‘The kids [and I] love Chipotle so I ordered a couple sets of chicken soft tacos.
‘When we’ve done this before, they often fall apart by the time they make the long trip home.
‘So on a similar trip a couple months ago, either my wife or I had the idea the get the cold ingredients on the side so we could reassemble [the tacos] at home.’
Williams tweeted about his order on Sunday night, asking if he was ‘weird or brilliant’
Many quickly accused him of needlessly making life difficult for the Chipotle staff members who had to serve him – while getting paid ‘less than $10 an hour’
Despite his explanation, many were quick to accuse the father-of-three of making life more difficult than it needed to be for Chipotle staff – who make less than $10 an hour, according to Glassdoor.
‘So…much…waste…,’ one person wrote.
‘I wonder which ones they spit in? So many options for an employee p*ssed off by the weird request,’ Jake Chapman said.
‘Why drive 45 mins away to chipotle to do this? And why not just get it made normally and eat it on the way home?’ another person asked.
Customers are seen inside a Chipotle store in Illinois. Not seen is a man asking for his meal to be ‘deconstructed’
Many on social media criticized Williams – accusing him of being a difficult customer, harmful to the environment, and annoying
‘Not brilliant, just inconvenient to the workers who are already stressed out of their mind,’ another said.
‘I’m sure you’re their favorite,’ Max Weiss tweeted.
‘Neither. To the people you’re making do this, you’re just an annoying customer,’ Patrick Schmidt chimed in.
‘Please don’t do this. The amount of wasted packaging involved because you’re trying to be “innovative” is indicative of our dying earth,’ another added.