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Chicago Man Uses Kickstarter to Fund His Chipotle Burrito
SF Weekly ^ | 2/12 | Anna Roth

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: burrito; financingchicago



1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:59:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Does ANYONE disagree that we need to completely defund the National Education Association??? They are turning out morons from our public schools!!!


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:03:09 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: nickcarraway

This is great this guy probably votes.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:05:02 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: nickcarraway

He should have added $12.50 for a bottle of Chipoltaway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlIHDauX3ao


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:06:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:06:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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???


6 posted on 02/14/2014 4:09:21 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: xrmusn

The new bozo journalism of the 21st century.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 4:15:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:20:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 4:27:20 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: originalbuckeye
Does ANYONE disagree that we need to completely defund the National Education Association??? They are turning out morons from our public schools!!!

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.

10 posted on 02/14/2014 4:30:42 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

Forget the chicken. Chipotle barbacoa is where it’s at!


11 posted on 02/14/2014 4:32:01 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway
Does anybody remember that Santoro's Sub Shop that was located on Route 1 in Saugus, MA - across from the big plastic dinosaur?

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.

12 posted on 02/14/2014 4:32:04 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: workerbee

You got it.......I WAS referring to the people who sent the money. Our collective intellect has been plummeting since Carter established the NEA.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 4:34:55 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: originalbuckeye

I’m lost, where’s the motorcycle?

I wanted to know how kickstarting his motorcycle buys him food. WTH


14 posted on 02/14/2014 4:43:14 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: workerbee

God yes. Barbacoa bowl... yum.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 4:44:48 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: a fool in paradise

The thing IS about the burrito, and the rice.

It’s NOT about the nail.

http://vimeo.com/66753575


16 posted on 02/14/2014 5:07:40 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: originalbuckeye

and We ,like dolts,read about it and probably donate!

Yes I’m a little cranky.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 5:17:47 PM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: bicyclerepair

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.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 6:56:53 PM PST by bgill
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To: workerbee

Barbacoa anything in my book. It is down right euphoria.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 8:45:25 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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