The San Diego Department of Burrito Economics has recently revealed that the ratio of carne asada to fries in a California burrito accurately indicates an impending economic recession. Historically, as the economy dips, so does the proportion of carne asada. In contrast, the humble, budget-friendly potato ascends to fill the void.
Professor Guac, leading Burrito Economist, explains, "As soon as we hit a 1:3 carne asada to fries ratio, we know we’re in trouble. The burrito's integrity is compromised, and so is the economy." However, he remains optimistic, stating, "a surge in guac with an additional fee often signals a recovery."
While Wall Street brokers squabble over interest rates, savvy San Diegans know the real predictor lies wrapped in a warm tortilla. So next time you chomp into your beloved burrito, remember - you're not just enjoying a meal; you're getting a taste of the economy's future.