What’s better than getting a burrito bowl at Chipotle? Perhaps getting a burrito bowl and an engagement ring at the fast-casual chain. That’s what Sacramento local Natalie Neach got on July 21 when her longtime boyfriend, Chris Piwinski, surprised her with a proposal.
According to The Sacramento Bee, the high school sweethearts have a history of eating at the Elk Grove Chipotle in CA. “Anyone who knows us knows we love Chipotle,” said Piwinski, adding that when they first starting dating, he would beg his mom for $20 to take his girlfriend to their favorite eatery. “Basically, Chipotle has been the foundation of our relationship for the past 12 years. We’ve had date nights, fights, breakups, get-back-togethers, homecoming, Valentine’s … we still eat there at least once a week.”
So, when it came time to pop the question, he ultimately decided this spot was special. Piwinski told the publication that he bought a ring back in January, but spent months trying to decide the best way to go about it. Finally, in May, he contacted the chain’s public relations team to set up the surprise, which came complete with balloons and a cake with a fondant burrito on top.