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

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Big mistake. Photo: Patrick McMullan

"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]