Nate Appleman Will Never Try to Replace Chipotle’s Pico de Gallo Again

Big mistake.

"People freaked. They were up in arms. We thought we were doing the right thing for the customer. Within three days, we changed it back. It was scary. I thought I was going to lose my job." —The former A16 and Pulino's chef learned the hard way not to try to improve the chain's out-of-season tomatoes by roasting them for more flavor. [Chicago Tribune, Related]