chipotle isn't owned by mcdonalds, and although the owner did get some funding from the big mac, he's committed to the opposite sort of non-vegetarian farming than mcdonalds, (to say in the least-likely-to-upset-vegetarian sort of way as possible). in my mind, its sort of like taking some scholarship money from an oil man... to study environmental law.
but who cares, anyway? chipotle always satisfies! everything you'd think could be vegan is, except the pinto beans. and once when i bought a veggie burrito for a friend who wanted pinto beans, the woman working the cash register ran after me, outside into the cold, asked me if i was a vegetarian, and made sure i knew the pinto beans weren't vegetarian. that's commitment.
but i'm mostly writing this entry because i recently discovered that you can order tacos singly, which they don't publish on their menus. so when you're hungry, but not hungry enough for chipotle, you can still do it! some might be annoyed that this isn't advertised, but i'm just so excited that i don't have to be starving to get some tacos that i might actually faint from happiness. because chipotle is that good.