This Man Has Eaten Chipotle Every Day For 106 Days—and Counting!

07/20/2015 at 03:56 PM ET


Finding a person who loves Chipotle isn’t hard.

Finding someone who will eat at the Mexican food chain for 100 days (straight!) is a bit more difficult.

But this person does exist: It’s Mark Rantal, a Colorado Springs, CO-based graphic designer. For the past 106 days (and counting!) Rantal has eaten a meal at Chipotle for lunch.

This never-ending Chipotle-fest didn’t start as such. It all began on a Monday, when Rantal decided to visit the restaurant for lunch. He went back on Tuesday, and then again with a friend on Wednesday, and before he knew it, it was a week. Then a month.

“Every time I hit a milestone it was very easy and convenient to imagine hitting the next,” he told ABC News. “Plus, it’s a little ridiculous.”

Even though he eats Chipotle everyday, Rantal hasn’t changed up his order: A burrito bowl with white rice, pinto beans, fajitas, sofritas, mild salsa, corn, medium salsa, cheese and lettuce, a bag of chips, and a cup of water.

To celebrate the monumental occasion, Rantal topped off his burrito bowl with candles, and posed in front of his go-to storefront.

Just like someone else who ate at a fast food chain everyday (read: Morgan Spurlock at McDonald’s in Super Size Me), Rantal’s gained quite a bit of recognition from his eating exploits, even hosting his own Reddit AMA on the 100th day. However, unlike Spurlock, Rantal says that eating Chipotle has made him feel great — he’s gained 14 pounds, but they’re a wanted 14 pounds that he’d lost when he became a vegetarian.

Here’s to the next 106!

—Diana Pearl

FILED UNDER: Food , Food News , Restaurants

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Taylor on

I understand his love of’s delicious!!

Anonymous on

I love Chipotle, too. But, he needs to cut back on the soy!!

Donnatex on

And he’s had Diarrhea for 104 days….and counting.

MimiB on

It’s not that what he orders [similar to my favorites] is bad, it’s that it’s boring as heck. Come on… mix it up a bit. I only eat at Chipotle maybe twice a month, but I go for variety. It’s healthier and more interesting.

Amanda on

Awful and disgusting food. Heavily prepared w/excess sodium. EVERYTHING is overly salted, even chips. Very toxic. The more a customer eats, they also drink ….. usually sodas, which equals $$$$ for this horrible, unhealthy dive. Shameful to take valuable food and completely ruin it all. Be forewarned folks. Make your own grub.

msliftbig on

Check his blood pressure and cholesterol, then we’ll see if those 40lbs are “healthy”. Lol

Anti-Amanda on

And then there is the Amanda girl below who ruins the party. She probably believes that you shouldn’t drink water too because it’s used in poison and other toxic products to humans and animals.

Teddi on

That guy must have an impressive paycheck. I can afford Chipotle, like, once a month.

BoredByThis on

After the film Super Size Me, these types of stunts are boring…….

VM on

And I just plugged in his order on Chipotle website for nutrition… 1240 calories and a whopping 2565 mg of sodium!

Tom on

This is actually a big deal? My roommates and I have probably eaten at Chipotle every single day for almost the last YEAR, and this guy gets an article for 106 days?

Anonymous on

I have never eaten at a Chipotle. Do I get an article?

Daag on

So, coincidentally, I’ve been doing the same thing. But with Wendy’s. I’m on Day 67 of a 100 day challenge. I have to eat 1,000 calories or more of Wendy’s every single weekday (from April 20 until Labor Day) and I can’t gain any weight. If I had known this sort of thing was so noteworthy maybe I would have been talking about myself more. Anyway, check it out if you’re interested:

Christine on

@ msliftbig – those were 14 pounds not 40.

Matt on

Who freaking cares? This guy and this news outlet are celebrating his lunch habits like he cured cancer. Let’s move on and stop giving these dolts the attention they crave. He’s just one step above the Facebook people that write short, vague posts for the sole purpose of getting replies.

“Me eat at Chipotle 100 days. Me also on pages with much better people, feeding off their accomplishments. Like me. LIKE ME!!! PLEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZEEEEEEEE!!!!!!”

akinnison on

It’s “every day,” not “everyday.” Grammar, People!

Hermy on

And I thought the guy who didnt get bitten by a black widow was a waste of time in the internet news arena….

skinnyandbald on

Haha. Wow. And here I thought that I was the only one!

Recently blogged about my own Chipotle (and Vodka) journey😉

Autumn on

I work at Chipotle. I also eat it everyday along with all of my crew members. The only difference is that I eat for free!

Nicole on

I work at Chipotle and 90% of the employees eat there every day, including their days off. I don’t get why this is impressive.

Norma Belton on

Chipotle costs too much to eat everyday. The one where I live sucks.

Bryan on

I’ve already done this. here’s the vid: watch?v=RZnjwWXJEUY&

copy and paste that after the youtube url

Bryan on

Here you go

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