‘You need to relax’: TikToker claims Chipotle worker is discriminating against her for not eating meat—it backfires

That didn't go as planned.


Jillian Price


Published Jul 2, 2021   Updated Jul 6, 2021, 12:53 pm CDT

In a viral TikTok posted Thursday, user @espibandini films a Chipotle employee and alleges that she was discriminated against for not eating meat. But the complaint backfired.

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In the video, which by Friday had 100,000 views, the TikToker asks for cheese and white rice on a quesadilla. The employee says that she will have to charge it as a burrito instead. 

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The TikToker responds, “Just charge me as much as you want, I just want that.” 

Overlay text on the video reads, ”Before recording she told me she would not make it at all.” 

The writing then says that the restaurant charged her $7.50 instead of $3.25 for a cheese quesadilla or $4.25 for a cheese and meat quesadilla. 


Absolutely ridiculous @chipotle being discriminated for being vegetarian and /being told they won’t make it #chipotle #discriminationlawyer

♬ original sound – espimails
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As the video gained thousands of views, people left comments claiming that she was wrong for calling the incident discrimination. 

User @liv.gonza wrote, “You were not discriminated [against] at all, People love to be the victim all the time.”

User @rosiefarts added, “You need to relax.”

The vegetarian TikToker explains in several follow-up videos that she did not record the entire interaction with the Chipotle employee. 

“I didn’t record for the beginning because I didn’t expect her to be extremely rude to me,” @espibandini says.

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Chipotle did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment. 

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2021, 6:12 pm CDT