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Here come the Burrito Riots as Guzman y Gomez gets really popular

By johnboy - 16 August 2012 50

burrito line

This is the line from Guzman y Gomez to the corner of Bunda and Petrie.

And this is the line from that corner towards Reid.

burrito line

When we walked past at the appointed start time of 11am the workmen were still finishing building the store and the velvet rope was still up.

burrito line

The kitchen, however, was a hive of activity.

burrito kitchen

It seems a free burrito comes with a significant wait.


UPDATE 16/08/12 12:38: And thanks to Jono Hayward for taking us memetic:

burrito meme

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50 Responses to
Here come the Burrito Riots as Guzman y Gomez gets really popular
johnboy 1:43 pm 16 Aug 12

I plan to go back tomorrow and buy lunch. I’ll let you all know.

Pitchka 1:36 pm 16 Aug 12

Was just in the area with the Mrs, no less than 200 people waiting at about 12.45pm today. Cant believe how many farken tightasses there are in Canberra, willing to wait an hour or more for a free feed.!

Stevian 1:33 pm 16 Aug 12

johnboy said :

It smelt pretty tempting when we were down there.

But would you pay for it and how much would you pay?

johnboy 1:28 pm 16 Aug 12

It smelt pretty tempting when we were down there.

Stevian 1:26 pm 16 Aug 12

People will line for something free even if it’s rubbish.

PantsMan 1:14 pm 16 Aug 12

A burrito delayed is a burrito denied.

Pvok 1:00 pm 16 Aug 12

If my rough calculations are roughly correct, they were managing 4.75 burritos/min when they first opened the doors. Taking into account kitchen staff fatigue post-APS lunch hour, this output may significantly reduce come 2pm…

johnboy 12:41 pm 16 Aug 12

We hear with the superstaffed kitchen and no moneyhandling the wait is only about 15 mins.

poetix 12:38 pm 16 Aug 12

Damn! I was at the gym, trying to bench press, thinking about the free burrito that awaited me. But I am starving, so I think it’s chopped up tofu and avocado for me. I’d fall over in a queue at the moment.

Aaroncbr 12:25 pm 16 Aug 12

Mysteryman said :

Aaroncbr said :

My burrito was great, will be back again after work for some dinner.

How long was the wait?

I waited around 15 minutes.

Mysteryman 12:01 pm 16 Aug 12

Aaroncbr said :

My burrito was great, will be back again after work for some dinner.

How long was the wait?

Aaroncbr 11:49 am 16 Aug 12

My burrito was great, will be back again after work for some dinner.

johnboy 11:28 am 16 Aug 12

It did smell pretty good damn them. And jazz report the corn chips they were feeding the crowd were excellent.

Holden Caulfield 11:25 am 16 Aug 12

OMG, it’s not like it’s an Apple store!

devils_advocate 11:23 am 16 Aug 12

Is it the prospect of a free burrito, or a good burrito, that has caused the massive interest?

Like brodburger, the main cost of this burrito would be lost wages standing in line, rendering the direct cash payment to the vendor negligible.

I am more interested in whether the product lives up to the hype/what I have tasted in Sydney.

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