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Customers sue Chipotle in Los Angeles over 300-calorie chorizo burrito

In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, file photo, a customer enjoys lunch at a Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore.
In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, file photo, a customer enjoys lunch at a Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. AP

Could Chipotle’s chorizo burrito be diet food? Three customers don’t think so, and they’re suing.

The customers in Los Angeles are filing a class-action lawsuit against the Mexican food chain for misrepresenting the amount of calories in the food item. An in-store sign advertising the burrito, which packs chicken, pork sausage, rice, beans, and cheese into a tortilla, says it’s calorie count is 300.

Slate reported that, in fact, the chorizo alone contains 300 calories. Once you add a tortilla, white rice, black beans, tomato salsa, and cheese, you get a meal that clocks in at around 1,050 calories, the report said.

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