Chipotle just announced that it commissioned original writing from 10 big-deal authors to print on its packaging.
The backstory: Writer Jonathan Safran Foer (who apparently doesn’t own a smartphone?) was eating at Chipotle one day and wanted to “die with frustration” because he was so bored. And thus, despite any qualms the noted vegetarian might have had over aligning himself with vast quantities of chicken and carnitas, he spearheaded the literary/culinary marketing event of our time: Cultivating Thought.
Foer recruited nine other legitimately famous writers (from Toni Morrison to Judd Apatow) to cook up short pieces that will be printed on (previously unenlightened) cups and bags at Chipotle locations around the country. Their goal? To introduce people to the writers and “create a moment of analog pause in a digital world.”
Here’s a taste of what may grace your next burrito bag:
- The final four remaining Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers have surrendered to the FBI, ending a 40-day protest.
- Southern California Gas said the massive natural gas leak that forced thousands of residents from their homes is now under control.
- Time for Democratic presidential debate number six: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face each other in Wisconsin tonight 🇺🇸