Into, “The Gentle Gay Art of Scamming Chipotle”

By Charlie H. Stern, October 6, 2021

Once upon a time, there was an incredible scam. 

We were all 19. Figuratively: “19” is a lifestyle and a mindset. The point is, we were kids all touring with our punk bands, wearing the same clothes every single day. 

The game was simple: Call or walk into a Chipotle franchise location. Tell them you’re in a touring band (because you are) and say, “I heard Chipotle has this policy of feeding touring musicians for free.” This was not true, but, you see, it was. It was true because every single attempt fortified the lie. Every win was a win for the collective “we.” And we actually won, a lot. 

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