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One sweaty mama and three sweaty kids = $4.98

August 28, 2007 - 10:19 PM

A few weeks ago a friend emailed out to our "deals" email that they were having $1 burritos at Pancheros in honor of their 15th anniversary (and possibly due to the Chipotle opening across the street as well) from 2 to 4 this afternoon.

Yesterday, Ezekiel asked me what a burrito tasted like.

Today, I was able to put two and two together... plus a handful of change and a finished school day, then packed up the crew and went downtown. For some reason it did not strike me that when we got there it was going to look like this...


I asked the kids if they were up for it... told them it would take an hour... it was 95 degrees outside with no clouds... and the line was moving slow... "I really want a burrito for dinner," replied Ezekiel... so we waited.

My first thought, as a mom, was that I had no water on hand. I couldn't very easily leave the line and get back in with 3 kiddos in tow. I had the boys wait in the shade and shaded Miriam in her stroller. Was it really worth it?  After fifteen minutes...


Then the radio station and/or Pancheros brought by cold waters for everyone in line. How nice!


We have moved up a couple store fronts now. At this point Ezekiel started counting people until the entrance to the building. He counted at least 49 but he says he didn't get to count everyone.


Here we are... the end time 4 o'clock. They said they would not stop the deal if you were in line by 4. We were so close. "28 people," Ezekiel says. The boys are now dumping their cold water on their heads. My shirt is disgusting and wet from sweat. The kids are still troopers and still want burritos.


Now inside air conditioning, they were giving out free t-shirts. They did not have kids sizes (I think the three were the only kids in line!) so they all got smalls or mediums. The boys used theirs as capes and Miriam really wanted to wear hers since her other shirt was wet from dumping water on herself to cool off. But, as I told the boys, just because we were inside the building we still had to wait.


The nice thing was now the boys could sit... they could use the restroom... they could start to dry. After another 15 minutes we finally made it to the line. The limit was 2 per customer and I technically could've gotten 8 but the insanity and the fact that I was using our pocket change, I stuck to the 5 I planned on, which caused enough of an added insanity, BUT we left with 5 yummy burritos, 3 free t-shirts, 4 bottled waters and one very excited Ezekiel!


Miriam was the one really all smiles for the camera. She was clueless what we were up to, while Ezekiel and Jeremiah just wanted to get home and eat them! We were home by 4:49, without a ticket on our car, which Ezekiel said he had prayed for while we were waiting in line.  What a guy!

Response to One sweaty mama and three sweaty kids =

  • Sarah said on August 29, 2007 - 8:38 AM

    Jonathan went by around 1:30 yesterday and said the line was out the door and he didn't want to wait. I was slightly bummed because I wanted a cheap burrito, but since he was going to be the one to wait and not me it wasn't my choice! :) I'm glad you and the kids got to do it though! That's something ya'll will talk about for years to come.

  • Leslie said on August 29, 2007 - 10:20 AM

    What a deal! :) 4.98 / 5 burritos! = ~.99 cents.. but! the deal gets even better 4.98 / 5 burritos 3 waters = ~.62 cents.. but... 4.98 / 5 burritos 3 waters 3 shirts = ~.45 cents just think of paying 45 cents for each item..what a great deal, and a great story! :) oooh and added bonus! 4.98 / 5 burrtos 3 waters 3 shirts and a great blog story! = .41cents :)

  • Dana said on August 29, 2007 - 12:15 PM

    Indeed! And if you think about it, since they were so big the kids did not eat all of theirs so in essence the 5 burritos served our family 2 meals, so... 4.98 / 5 burrtos 3 waters 3 shirts and a great blog story and 5 lunch burritos = ~ 29 cents! What a deal indeed!

  • Blakely said on August 29, 2007 - 3:25 PM

    Your story reminds me of our free Cold Stone experience, only sweatier!! I'm so happy that you got some yummy and cheap burritos. We have Panchero's about once a week we love it so much!!

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