Restaurant Photographs Its Burritos Next to Babies to Prove Their Size

Gorditos, a popular Mexican restaurant in Seattle, sells burritos the size of babies. No, it’s not an exaggeration, and to prove it, they’ve covered a whole wall with photos of their burritos next to some of their customers’ infants.

At Gorditos, Mexican burritos can weigh up to four pounds, not as much as most newborns, but ridiculously close. These Grande Burritos consist of two tortillas, a sea of meat, guacamole, cheese, rice lettuce and sour cream, and cost just $9. Considering it usually takes two people to finish one of these calorie bombs, you could say eating at Gorditos is a bargain. But the Seattle-based restaurant offers further incentives to patrons who just had a baby. If they agree to have their less than one-month-old infant next to one of the baby-sized burritos, they can dine for free. It’s been a hard-to-pass deal for a lot of parents, as demonstrated by the fact that the walls of both Gorditos locations are covered with photos of babies and burritos. But people will gladly pay for one of these gargantuan dishes as confirmed by one of the joint’s waiters, who says it’s one of their most popular items and that they sell dozens every day.

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Photo: Drew Bowlds/Facebook

Aware of their Grande burritos’ ginormous proportions, the family-run restaurant encourages customers to take left-overs home with them as takeout. Just one can feed a person for days, according to a Reddit user. Not bad for just $9, but with the baby photos getting a lot of attention on the Internet right now, the lines at Gorditos are about to get even longer.

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Photo: Josh Meier/Facebook

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  • Dr. Stork Posted on July 1, 2013

    Parents of newborns are usually fatigued from lack of sleep. They might accidently eat the baby and swaddle the burrito!