Turns out there is someone more passionate about eating Chipotle and balking at variety than Mark Rantal, the graphic artist that made headlines earlier this week for eating at the burrito chain 106 days in a row. According to Business Insider, 23-year-old Los Angeles-based animator Andrew Hawryluk has consumed a meal at Chipotle 153 days in a row (as of yesterday afternoon), and he has a whole blog as proof. Chipotlife — Hawryluk's "culinary endurance art piece" and website — contains images of receipts from each day's meal.
He plans vacations around cities that have a Chipotle
Hawryluk's says that his quest started when he "joked to his brother that he was going to eat Chipotle for the 40 days of Lent." He documented the 40 days on a site he called Chipotlife. However, 40 days felt "anticlimactic," so he decided to see how long he could last. So far, he has eaten $1,567 worth of Chipotle's food, which Hawryluk estimates adds up to about 110,890 calories.
Compared to Rantal, who ordered a loaded-up sofritas burrito bowl, Hawryluk's order is much simpler: He always goes for a burrito bowl made with white rice, chicken, guacamole, and lettuce and topped with Tabasco chipotle hot sauce. He notes on his blog that besides his daily meal at Chipotle, he adheres to "somewhat ketogenic (high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carb) diet," mainly eating chicken breast and steak and avoiding sugar.
The 23-year-old says that he isn't sick of Chipotle yet and has no plans to stop eating at the chain. Hawryluk — who equates Chipotle to "Mexican sushi" — says that he buys extra meals in advance of holidays like the Fourth of July when the restaurant closes. He adds that he is even planning vacations based around which cities have a Chipotle. "I'm going to Vancouver, and they have one... I want to go to Berlin, but I can't because they don't have a Chipotle."