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Blais and the Chipotle brand have had a long relationship in the industry and community. The partnership will further highlight the like-mindedness of Blais and Chipotle’s vision to make great-tasting food, prepared with whole, unprocessed ingredients, available to everyone.
“Richard is an extraordinary chef and an exceptionally capable restaurateur,” said
Blais plans to revisit the restaurant with a fresh eye, working to perfect the existing menu and expanding options. Currently, Tasty Made features four items: burgers, fries, shakes and sodas. Grilled-to-order burgers are made from fresh, not frozen, beef, and fries are hand cut in the restaurant and twice fried to a perfect, golden crispiness. Tasty Made’s basic vanilla shake includes only five ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Other hand-mixed flavors include chocolate, strawberry and buckeye, an
“Steve and Chipotle have had such a significant impact on reinventing fast food,” said Blais. “There is no more iconic fast food than burgers, and I have always thought that there is a way to do them on a really big scale without compromising the quality of the food or the overall restaurant experience. Joining forces with Chipotle and Tasty Made is a truly unique opportunity to do that.”
Blais may be most recognizable as the winner of Bravo television’s “Top Chef All-Stars,” but for years prior, and since, he has successfully owned and operated Trail Blais, a culinary consulting business, along with writing multiple cookbooks, and hosting several popular television shows. Like Ells, he is a graduate of the
Tasty Made will unveil changes or enhancements to the concept stemming from the relationship with Blais as they are made.
About Tasty Made
Tasty Made, created by Chipotle Mexican Grill, serves a focused menu featuring burgers, fries, shakes and sodas. Like Chipotle, Tasty Made uses simple, fresh ingredients, with burgers, fresh cut French fries, shakes, and buns with no artificial ingredients. The first Tasty Made opened in