Daily Mail - Chipotle customers are up in arms since it was revealed that the Mexican fast food restaurant has been rounding up bills to the nearest nickel in high-volume locations like New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Outraged, they demanded answers from the company as to why they are nicking pennies from their loyal customers and why the prevalent practice is not indicated anywhere near the registers. Jayson Greenberg notified the Star Ledger about the strange pattern he’d been noticing on his receipts. ‘The receipts at the Chipotle in West Caldwell don’t add up when there are odd amounts involved,’ he told the paper. He shared several receipts with the paper, showing how the company was adding ’rounding’ charges to his bill. On July 13, he purchased $32.93 worth of food, with $2.31 worth of tax, but somehow it added up to $35.25, rather than $35.24. Another receipt showed a subtotal of $8.64 with a tax of $0.60, but the total was $9.25 rather than $9.24. He said it wasn’t so much the pennies that bothered him, but the principle that the store was rounding up receipts, without telling their customers. Mr Greenberg asked the manager of his local Chipotle what had caused the confusion and he got a lackluster response. ‘Oh, it’s a computer program. It is just rounding numbers. It takes a little from certain receipts and gives a little to others. What do you want? A few pennies?’ the manager told him.
Hey Greenberg! What the fuck man! Been working for decades to overcome certain stereotypes and now you’re standing outside Chipotle ranting and raving about how you’re getting gipped out of a penny on your receipt. A penny! Not cool bro. I legitimately tip like 30% on every bill where they see my last name on the credit card just to overcompensate and here you are inciting a riot at Chipotle over $0.01. Unreal. Seriously if I’m ever standing outside talking to the media about how enraged I am that somebody over charged me by 1 penny I want you to come up behind me and punch me in the face as hard as you possibly can. It’s a penny dude. A penny. I will gladly give Chipotle a penny, two pennies, fuck it, 25 pennies extra every single time I go just as a thank you for making such fire burritos. Can’t live without it and they never disappoint. Take as many pennies as you want just keep my burritos stuffed to the brim and don’t skimp on the chicken. Greenberg get a grip pal.
PS- I assume this issue is only with people paying credit card right? Like nobody in their right mind would complain about getting shorted on actual metal change? That’s the definition of insanity. Change is the absolute worst thing in the world. Dirty, makes your hands stink, nowhere to put it, heavy in your pockets, jingles all around. Awful. You can round my $9.01 up to $10 for all I fucking care if it means I don’t have to physically take any of that shit.