California Tortilla asked their patrons to vote with their tastebuds this election season, and the results are in.
The Bethesda-born and Rockville-based California Tortilla debuted its 2012 Presidential Burrito Bowls in August. On Monday, the chain announced that Obama’s Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl had claimed a sweeping victory over Romney’s Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl, including "swing state" victories in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
California Tortilla Chief Operating Officer and head chef Keith Goldman developed the bowls after researching the candidates’ backgrounds and food preferences, according to a release announcing the promotion.
The Obama bowl, which features Mexican rice, grilled chicken, Teriyaki sauce, stir-fry vegetables, and grilled pineapple spears, won the most votes at all 33 reporting stores.
Leesburg, VA, marked the narrowest margin of victory for the Obama bowl, according to an infographic depicting the results. There, 86 burrito bowls separated it from the Romney bowl, which featured grilled Mexican meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, a sweet and savory sauce, corn and salsa.
California Tortilla has used menu items to correctly predict every presidential election since 1996, according to a press statement.
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