This is small potatoes, but if you’re at Qdoba and you’re trying to be thrifty and/or go low carb, this trick will save you a few bucks. It’s worked at several different Charlotte-area Qdobas, so I’m assuming it will work elsewhere.
If you only order a few ingredients in a burrito bowl (a naked burrito, to use Qdoba’s terminology), then you can have them ring up the ingredients individually. For me, this usually ends up being $4-$5, vs. $6-$8 for a regular burrito. It may or may not work with a regular (i.e., tortilla-enclosed) burrito, I’ve never tried.
In my experience, some Qdobas will automatically ring you up the cheaper way, and others will not do so unless you ask them, it all depends on who’s working that day.
The receipt you see here is for double chicken, cheese, salsa, and lettuce:
This same order would have cost a little over eight dollars ordering the regular way. Like I said, small potatoes, but it adds up over time. If you’re willing to give up the rice and beans, this is a good way to save money and lose weight (or at least gain weight more slowly).