Skip to comments.Chicago Man Uses Kickstarter to Fund His Chipotle Burrito
Posted on 02/14/2014 3:59:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
Unfortunately this isn't the Onion, and Chicago resident Noboru Bitoy for reals used Kickstarter to fund his lunch. Bitoy originally requested $8 from the crowdfunding site for a Chipotle burrito, the consumption of which he brazenly passed off as a public service ("Just how delicious is a chicken burrito from my local Chipotle? I will find & display the answer in a creative presentation!").
He got that original burrito and gave it a "Yum!" on a scale of "No." to "Wow!", to everyone's immense surprise and relief. But here's the thing: People won't stop donating to his burrito fund.
After $50, Bitoy selflessly vowed to try four chicken burritos as "a test to truly see how the burrito flavor is changed when it is a leftover meal." Then, as the money kept rolling in (WHY, EVERYONE, WHY), Bitoy traveled to the cutting edge of investigative journalism to determine which of the 24 variations of chicken burrito was the most delicious (variations include flour/whole wheat tortilla, white/brown rice, pinto/black beans). Now he's got a final stretch goal if he makes it to $500: He will eat a Chipotle burrito during a skydive. At post time, $480 was donated with 22 days left in the campaign.
Presumably, Bitoy's stunt will get him funding from Chipotle proper now, so you are free to donate your hard-earned cash to a local food bank -- or to your own personal burrito fund -- instead.
Does ANYONE disagree that we need to completely defund the National Education Association??? They are turning out morons from our public schools!!!
This is great this guy probably votes.
He should have added $12.50 for a bottle of Chipoltaway.
Is there a ‘hidden’ story here?
I got as far as:
.....and Chicago resident Noboru Bitoy for reals used Kickstarter to fund his lunch....
and my ‘eyes started to hurt’ and the rest of the article made no more sense than that statement???
The new bozo journalism of the 21st century.
This guy has all kinds of potential for making money on his own, with his own creative ideas, and a Barnum and Bailey understanding of his market. Nothing appears dishonest. He doesn’t appear to be sitting at home demanding that the government take care of him.
Maybe the ones sending the money, but I hope you're not refering to Bitoy. He's the classic entrepreneur, IMO. Find a need (as assinine as it may be) & fill it.
Forget the chicken. Chipotle barbacoa is where it’s at!
Anyway, I used to go there occasionally and because I hated condiments (and still do), I would order the large Italian sub with just meats and cheese. The person there would always look at me incredulously and say "meat and cheese only? Totally dry? No oil"?
And I would invariably say "Yes, meat and cheese only, totally dry, no oil." And they would go ahead and make my sub, shaking their heads.
That was a lot of years ago.
You got it.......I WAS referring to the people who sent the money. Our collective intellect has been plummeting since Carter established the NEA.
I’m lost, where’s the motorcycle?
I wanted to know how kickstarting his motorcycle buys him food. WTH
God yes. Barbacoa bowl... yum.
The thing IS about the burrito, and the rice.
It’s NOT about the nail.
and We ,like dolts,read about it and probably donate!
Yes I’m a little cranky.
I was looking for the motorcycle, too.
As sad as it is, this guy deserves a high five. There is such a thing as a free lunch.
Barbacoa anything in my book. It is down right euphoria.