Unless you're a big fan of Mayan-influenced sculpture and you live in the great state of Colorado, you probably don't know who Bruce Gueswell is. However, if you have visited an urban city or college town in the United States, you've probably seen his work. Bruce is responsible for the production of all the Mayan-influenced sculptures you see at the Chipotle restaurants. Why do I know this? Because I eat at Chipotle ALL THE TIME. I eat there easily four or five times a week (that's a lot of burrito bowls, tacos, and salads). It tastes good, it's high in protein (xtra meat please) and it's not like other fast-food chains.
You should know by now that I am a huge Chipotle advocate. In addition to using sustainable/recycled construction materials and having cute quirky sculpture and a very simple design (simple is always best), they continue to improve their relationship with sustainable agriculture by promoting animal husbandry (ie 100% of the chicken and pork is naturally raised) and acquiring local produce. At the retail level, that's saying quite a bit...plus, the people who work there are always happy (in 2010 no less).
Oh and...the music doesn't suck. It's actually quite good. I listen to a lot of music and I'm a bit of a snob, especially when it comes to the cheap corporate shit that's piped into most chains. Whoever is curating the sound at Chipotle is awesome...and I wanna share a burrito and playlists with them.
*** FYI - this is not a solicited plug for Chipotle, but if anyone knows anyone at corporate, I will gladly do solicited plugs for free burritos and guacamole. Write me at email@example.com (I'm not kidding). :)