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Chipotle Will Sell Its Own Plant-Based Chorizo Across the U.S.

Chipotle’s plant-based chorizo
Chipotle’s plant-based chorizoSource: Chipotle
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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will begin selling its own plant-based chorizo nationwide after a trial run last year, eschewing the plant-based meat makers that have partnered with other restaurant companies.

The meat alternative -- created in-house and made with pea protein, olive oil and spices -- will be sold in all of the company’s U.S. restaurants for a limited time, according to a statement. While restaurant operators including Starbucks Corp. and McDonald’s Corp. have opted to sell branded faux meat options from Impossible Foods Inc. and Beyond Meat Inc., Chipotle has said those products contain too many unhealthy ingredients.