Chipotle’s Latest Menu Hack Is a Hack Within a Hack

The "Quesadragon" nearly brought an employee to tears.

April 14, 2021

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Chipotle

Photo courtesy of Chipotle

Chipotle’s sharing a genius secret! The Mexican-inspired chain took to TikTok on Monday to draw attention to a hack within a hack that it has cleverly dubbed The Quesadragon.

As you may have guessed based on this trick’s name, it combines two beloved Chipotle staples — the newly released quesadilla, which the chain debuted back in March, and Dragon Sauce.

For the uninitiated, Dragon Sauce is a hack in and of itself that combines Chipotle’s sour cream and hot salsa to create an unreal condiment that’s smooth, yet fiery and flavorful. It makes for a pretty tasty taco dip or burrito topping, and, according to TikTok, also adds a whole other dimension to a quesadilla.

In the clip, which has already earned nearly 200,000 likes and more than two million views, a Chipotle employee named Jack Early shares what he calls “the best freaking hack on the menu.” After performing the “underrated” task of combining sour cream and hot salsa to create a hearty helping of Dragon Sauce, Early takes a quesadilla and dips it in. He also added a touch of fresh guacamole, because why not?

Unsurprisingly, the result was pretty darn tasty. As Early put it, “I actually want to cry because it’s that good.”


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In the caption the Chipotle TikTok account gushed: “This menu hack is ELITE.”

Dozens of TikTok users were quick to wholeheartedly agree. “I always get hot salsa and sour cream,” one declared.

Another added: “I wanna try it tomorrow.”

To sample The Quesadragon for yourself, simple order a quesadilla of your choice (which is only available via the Chipotle app and and make sure to ask for plenty of hot salsa and sour cream on the side. Since Dragon Sauce isn’t technically a menu item on its own, you’ll need to mix it yourself.

This marks the second time in as many months that Chipotle has used TikTok as a way to entice its customers. In February, the chain released some limited-edition apparel featuring Roy Murray, the “Chipotle Is My Life” kid. Murray became an internet sensation in 2014 when he famously exclaimed “OMG, I love Chipotle. Chipotle is My Life!” on camera. The clip has since made the rounds on TikTok and other video-sharing platforms.

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