But, as fast-food chains tend to go, there are hidden gems on the menu – and hacks on how to get the best out of your cheap n’ cheerful feed. Sure, your old faithful orders are always a good time. But if you’re interested in trying something different, keep reading.
I was lucky enough to be treated with the thoughts of a handful of Guzman y Gomez (GYG) employees on best ordering practices. They gave Lifehacker Australia their opinions on what you should grab the next time you eat at one of the fast-food chains.
Here’s what Guzman Y Gomez staff members order most
Steven Marks, the Founder and CEO of GYG shared that his go-to order is:
“Mini Spicy Ground Beef Nachos and make it a meal with fries and a drink!”
One of GYG’s restaurant managers, Santiago Garcia, always chooses:
“Chicken Quesadilla, double chicken, double cheese add Coriander!”
GYG’s nutritionist, Sarah Patterson, swears by the burrito, adding that it’s the perfect way to add more veggies to your day:
“Mini burrito with mild sauteed vegetables and guacamole filling.”
“I cannot go past anything with GYG’s soft fluffy tortillas – they are just it for me. As a nutritionist, I always look for meal options with protein, fibre, and good fats and a GYG burrito has just that. A veggie burrito also has over two servings of veg which contribute to my 5-a-day!”
Meanwhile, GYG’s head of Culinary, Luiza Gomes, recommends adding the underrated Chorizo from the breakfast menu:
“Spicy scrambled egg brekkie burrito bowl with chorizo and guac on toast with fresh jalapeno”
Jaymes Holden, Digital Marketing Manager, puts GYG’s customisable menu to good use with his order:
“Mild Chicken Bowl, add lettuce, add Guac, add Coriander, remove Corn Chips; Large Fries w/ no chipotle seasoning; Sparkling water”
“Finding a place to eat out is often tricky due to what I can and can’t eat. GYG’s customisable menu gives me a range of delicious and clean choices.”
The Guzman y Gomez team also shared a selection of forgotten menu items you may not know about (I definitely didn’t).
Most notably, these guys have a breakfast menu many people forget to take advantage of. You can grab a brekkie burrito or a hash brown – yum.
The restaurants are also vegan-friendly, so plant-based folks can feel comfortable ordering away, too.
And if you’re on a budget, you can rest easy that the meals are pretty affordable. Plan to order the cheapest items on the Guzman y Gomez menu with this write-up on the best value-for-money dishes.
Is anyone else feeling hungry now?
This article has been updated since its original publish date.
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