Adventurrito Final Answers for Day 20

20. The Final Countdown; THE FINAL CHALLENGE, PART 1
“Our other big announcement is that we’ve altered the way the grand prize winners will be determined. In the interest of ensuring fairness, speed will no longer be a factor in the grand prize competition. Instead, we’ll randomly pick the winners from the brilliant people who complete the final puzzle correctly on the first try. That’s right, you can only submit your answers to the final puzzle once.

Remember, you have to ace the first 19 puzzles to partake in the final puzzle, and the final puzzle will only be open for 24 hours. So while your completion time won’t be a factor, you still have to be pretty speedy to get through it in just a day.”

The Adventurrito is almost over. This one, final test is all that stands between you and gastronomic glory. This 20-part 20th puzzle will require some research, but shouldn’t break your brain if you’ve paid close attention to each puzzle. How will you fare? If you took a lazier route to unlock the vault, well, let’s just say you’ll reap what ye hath sown.

While I can’t gaurentee that these answers are correct (the site doesn’t tell you if you’re correct or incorrect), I am confident that most of them are correct.
Note: Questions are in a random order for everyone so be sure you are answering the right question.
1. E-potle
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who just made the varsity squad, was riding to the farmers market on his skateboard when he realized that he forgot to put his water bottle in his pepper print tote bag. What would this scenario cost at the Chipotle gear store? (no tax, no shipping, and currently on sale)?


Explanation:  Skate Deck: $36.00; Water bottle $14.36; Tote $13.20; Varsity Hoodie $52.00; Giuseppe Arcimboldo “Chiptole Veg Head mens t-shirt” $17.60 = $133.16

2. The Shady Internet Café
You’ve already met Joe, the head of Chipotle Social Media. Well, there’s a whole team of people working with him, responding directly to posts and tweets, blogging, posting, tweeting and so on. Who isn’t on that team?
3. Museum of Naturally‑Raised History
Speaking of Naturally-Raised History, and dinosaurs for that matter, we’re pretty concerned with the colossal amount of fossil fuel energy required to produce meat. So much so, that we’re currently working on a four-part miniseries that takes a humorous and outrageously twisted look at that issue, as part of a larger spoof of the unsustainable world of industrial agriculture. (stay tuned). According to Professor David Pimental, what is the ratio of fossil fuel calories needed to produce one calorie of meat?
4. The Rumor Mill
When Steve Ells founded Chipotle, he was on his own. As the company grew, he was determined not to franchise—which could have raised quick cash. Instead, he opted to seek out private investment. One very large company invested in Chipotle in 1998, allowing the company to grow rapidly without franchising, and then COMPLETELY sold their interest in 2006. What was that company (this should be really easy if you’ve been paying attention)?

Answer: McDonald’s

5. Farm and Charm School
So now you know the 13 characteristics of every Chipotle employee. But to prove you are truly fluent in Burrito-ese, can you tell us which of the abbreviations below does not correspond to a job title at Chipotle?

Explanation: KM = Kitchen Manager
R+ = Restaurateurs (R, R2-R4)
SM = Service Manager
ATL = Apprentice Team Leaders

6. Cow Country
For “Back to the Start,” we got Willie Nelson to cover the Coldplay song “The Scientist,” which turned into a bit of a country hit on iTunes. What artist have both Willie and Coldplay covered?

Answer: The Beatles

Explanation: Willie NelsonColdplay

Our animated short, “Back to the Start,” had some real-life inspiration. Sustainable hog farming is real, and a simple search can show you the truth. Who is the farmer that partially inspired this film?
8. The Live-stock Exchange
What was the closing market price on the day of Chipotle’s initial public offering?

Answer: $22.00

he IPO date was IPO Date: 1/26/2006. So you have to look at the opening price on 1/27/2006 $22.00. IPO date is not the same as 1st trading day.

9. Secret Culinary HQ
Chipotle Chef Nate Appleman is frequently on television, and recently won a big fancy culinary competition. Name the show on which he was the winner:
10. A Quiet Mountain Town
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are two of many pop culture icons that are connected to Chipotle in one way or another. Who on this list isn’t?
11. Carnitas Call Center
Nowadays you can connect with Chipotle Catering by calling 1-800-CHIPOTLE (yes, the “E” isn’t necessary, but 1-800-CHIPOTL looks silly). Before we set up that number, you had to call the restaurants directly. Imagine it is 20 years ago and you want to call Steve Ells, Chipotle’s founder. What is the sum of the digits of our first restaurant’s phone number?

Explanation:  ”In 1993, Ells took what he learned in San Francisco[12] and opened the first Chipotle (39°40′42″N 104°58′04″W / 39.67834°N 104.967682°W) in DenverColorado, in a former Dolly Madison Ice Cream Store near the University of Denver campus…Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1644 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80210  (303) 722-4121

12. CHIP Radio Tower
What was the #1 Billboard song the day the first Chipotle opened?
13. Open Pasture
Chipotle is the only national restaurant company committed to buying locally on a significant scale. Last year, we purchased over 15 million pounds of local produce such as bell peppers, jalapeños, oregano, red onions, romaine lettuce, cilantro, lemons, avocados, and tomatoes. How many miles from a restaurant does Chipotle define as “local”?
14. Adobo Amphitheater
At the Chipotle Cultivate Festivals you can’t buy a burrito, no matter how much you want one. However, you can enjoy some very special menu items developed by our culinary team. Besides burritos, which of the following will you NOT find at this year’s Cultivate?

Answer: Fajita Vegetables

Fajita vegetables does not appear any of the 4 menu item descriptions.

15. The Dine-in Hall
Putting clues for Adventurrito in the hand-drawn art of our basket liners was pretty tough to pull off. Which of the following pieces of Chipotle packaging did everyone but professional designers think was misprinted because of the lorem ipsum placeholder text?

One side of the bag is designed with stream-of-consciousness writing on it: “It’s probably too small for your dreams & aspirations…” But wait… The other side is even more inspiring. They actually had the guts to print lorem ipsum on it!

16. The FWI Freeway
Which one of these classic Chipotle headlines debuted first?


17. Free Range Press

In 2011, Steve Ells, was invited to testify before Congress about what topic?

Answer: C. Chipotle’s rejection of the sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animals

18. Pig-spiration Point
Jeremiah Tower gave Steve his start at Stars. Before he left to create Stars, at what legendary Northern California establishment was Tower the chef de cuisine?
19. Ye Olde Map Shoppe
By now, you know that Chipotle started in Colorado. But what states came next? Pick the answer that lists the five states to get a Chipotle after Colorado—in correct chronological order.


Answer: If you want to go strictly on what WikiPedia says then your answer is “Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona”, however I did some more digging and found 3 references to Kansas City opening in 1998 while Ohio opened in 1999 so my answer is “Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Arizona”
I think Kansas City, MO was first “The chain had 14 restaurants in the Denver area with plans to expand in Kansas City, Mo.”  Then ”Kansas City was Chipotle’s second market…” which only leaves answer A.

20. The Final – Final Challenge


  1. The Final-Final Challenge

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