Chipotle’s New Pre-Cooked Steak Is Being Compared to Canned Meatballs

June 17, 2016

The steak was changed in the wake of the company’s food safety crisis

After a rash of E. coli outbreaks last year, Chipotle changed the way it prepares some of its ingredients in an effort to ensure food safety. That includes pre-cooking steaks off-site, then shipping them to stores where they’re marinated and reheated on the grill before being served.

As Business Insider points out, many Chipotle customers seem less than thrilled by the revamped meat: While Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold says the response to the new steak “has been great,” Twitter users have called it “gross” and “disgusting” while some…