Chipotle Will Briefly Close Restaurants To Address Food Safety Issue [Details+Video]
The popular food chain is going to drastic measures to ensure the safety and reputation of their business. Ever since recent incidents have surfaced in regards to Chipotle and E. Coli things haven’t been to good for the business as you’d imagine.
Time reports that; Chipotle plans to close all of its restaurants for a short period of time on Feb. 8 while it convenes a company-wide meeting to discuss food safety. The closure follows successive food poisoning outbreaks that made hundreds of people across the country sick.
Chipotle, which pressured other fast food chains to be more health-conscious by serving fresher and less-processed food, has been slow to recover from a salmonella outbreak, an E. coli outbreak and a norovirus outbreak. Not only did the health issues drive away diners in droves—sales dropped 30 percent—it forced the restaurant to briefly shut down dozens of storefronts, sank Chipotle’s stock, spurred a federal investigation and prompted a shareholder lawsuit.