A Burrito is not a Sandwich
November 13, 2006 2:45 PM   Subscribe

A Burrito is not a Sandwich, because some people need a judge to explain that to them.
posted by expriest (21 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: meh, oddly enough news feeds rarely make interesting posts

A Burrito is not a Sandwich

posted by obvious at 3:00 PM on November 13, 2006

It's not a casserole or a soup either. But what IS it?

What would you call such an item? I would assume pizza could also be called the same, as it involves one "bread" item with toppings/stuffings. Or maybe perogies too.

What are these bastard foods?
posted by Ynoxas at 3:01 PM on November 13, 2006

1) I think Panera is stupid to not see multiple lunch options in one location as a business draw instead of a competitive problem. But since they do see it that way, they had a pretty reasonable expectation that the landlord wouldn't lease to a quick food service business. 2) The judgement is technically correct, which is what makes it funny, and Panera will probably insist on "no quick food shops" instead of "no sandwich shops" in their future (stupidly shortsighted) lease restrictions. 3) Linking to nothing but a very short news story like this is a pretty lame excuse for a front page post. Put some effort into your posts please.
posted by mediareport at 3:03 PM on November 13, 2006

Damned activist judges.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:07 PM on November 13, 2006

A yahoo news story is not front-page-post worthy.
posted by DragonBoy at 3:08 PM on November 13, 2006

A late term abortion is not a sandwich? Well I never.
posted by econous at 3:09 PM on November 13, 2006

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posted by boo_radley at 3:12 PM on November 13, 2006

Seeing this posted made me feel like I imagine that some people feel about single link youtube posts. Is this how that feels? I don't like how it feels.
posted by msali at 3:15 PM on November 13, 2006

I don't think the judgment is technically correct- what about burgers?

The is-a-jaffa-cake-a-cake-or-a-biscuit
case produced a much better decision, food law nerds.
posted by tiny crocodile at 3:19 PM on November 13, 2006

Panera would have been better off arguing about what a "sandwich shop" is rather than just a sandwich. It's a no-brainer that a burrito is not a sandwich. A sandwich shop could at least be argued to be a colloquial term for a grab-and-go food restaurant. Still probably a loser, but slightly less laughable.
posted by brain_drain at 3:20 PM on November 13, 2006

In other news, Qdoba is not Mexican food.
posted by koeselitz at 3:22 PM on November 13, 2006

mmmmmmmmmmm burrito sandwich
posted by BaxterG4 at 3:36 PM on November 13, 2006

This seems like a good time to mention Frigaliment, a case wherein a famous judge (Friendly) settled what constitute "chicken."
posted by subtle-t at 3:36 PM on November 13, 2006

It depends on what the definition of "is" is!!!
posted by ericb at 3:37 PM on November 13, 2006

"The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Discuss." With apologies to Mike Meyers...
posted by mosk at 3:47 PM on November 13, 2006

I want a sandwich burrito.
posted by chimaera at 3:48 PM on November 13, 2006

Some junk between some starch. What's not sandwhichy about that?
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:52 PM on November 13, 2006

I wonder if the people in this thread asking for a sandwich burrito know that, not only does such a thing exist, its arguably one of the most popular foods in Mexico.
posted by vacapinta at 3:55 PM on November 13, 2006

Well, that's really more of a burrito sandwich than a sandwich burrito...
posted by obvious at 4:00 PM on November 13, 2006

Oh, I've had some wonderful tortas, and would disagree with your characterization of them, vacapinta, but only to pick nits. A torta is more like a burrito sandwich (the contents of a burrito in sandwich form) than a sandwich burrito (the contents of a sandwich in a burrito). Though I guess wraps are kind of close on that score.
posted by chimaera at 4:01 PM on November 13, 2006

"A burrito is not a Sandwich"

I've found that there are many burrito joints in Massachusetts that ought to be informed of this fact.
posted by subtle_squid at 4:03 PM on November 13, 2006

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