Chipotle testing a new menu item

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In a relatively a rare move for Chipotle Mexican Grill, the restaurant began testing a new menu item Tuesday. (Tweet this)

Made with a blend of chicken and pork and seasoned with paprika, cumin and chipotle peppers, the chain's chorizo is currently selling in its Kansas City restaurants.

This is not the first time Chipotle has toyed with the idea of adding chorizo. The chain tested a chicken chorizo four years ago in New York.

In a rare menu test, Chipotle is testing a Chorizo Burrito, a spicy sausage made with chicken and pork, in its Kansas City restaurants.
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"Since we opened the first Chipotle restaurant 22 years ago, our menu has changed very little, and our focus has been on constantly improving the quality of every ingredient we use," said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle, in a release. "While we have never been opposed to adding to our menu, we will only do so when we think there's an opportunity to add something that is really unique within our overall menu, and where we can find ingredients that meet our high standards."

The Mexican chain has no immediate plans to expand the test to additional cities but will consider boosting chorizo's availability based on how Kansas City customers respond to the test.